This week, Ken Steele speaks with 10 university presidents and 2 senior administrators about the ways in which universities are evolving to meet the needs of 21st Century Learners.
While it’s certainly fair to argue that the core principles of a university education are timeless, in general university programs, services and campuses are evolving in a time of labour market uncertainty, interdisciplinarity, active learning classrooms, experiential and work-integrated learning, and new technology. Institutions are trying to be responsive to student expectations, employer demands, and government requirements. Preparing today’s students for careers can also involve entrepreneurial training, since 40% of jobs are projected to be freelance by 2020.
Interviewed for this episode:
Craig Chamberlin, President & Vice-Chancellor
Brian Hutchings, Acting President
Suzanne Blanchard, Vice-President, Students & Enrolment
Brian Stevenson, President & Vice-Chancellor
Dominic Giroux, President & Vice-Chancellor
Mike DeGagné, President & Vice-Chancellor
Sara Diamond, President & Vice-Chancellor
Tim McTiernan, President & Vice-Chancellor
Steve Perry, Dean of Science
Stuart Pinchin, Executive Director, Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment
Mohamed Lachemi, President & Vice-Chancellor
Leo Groarke, President & Vice-Chancellor
Amit Chakma, President & Vice-Chancellor
Alan Wildeman, President & Vice-Chancellor
Thank you to all who agreed to be interviewed! And our apologies to those we missed because of time constraints. (We had just 1.5 days onsite this year.)
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