Alan Davis: Waiting for the President to Leave
Calls for change in the role of the higher education, how it could and should be delivered, and how it should be more relevant to the wider community have been a constant theme in recent decades. More recently, the discussion has intensified, largely driven by the wider use and availability of information and communication technologies, the influence of the pioneering open universities, and increasing pressure to close the gaps between the privileged and those left behind. Alan Davis, president of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, states that therefore a comprehensive strategic plan is in place at Kwantlen University, along with a set of nearly 80 measures of progress towards strategic goals.
This speech was recorded on July 6, 2017 in Vienna, as part of the IAUP Conference.