“Community Conversation – Shifting Perspectives on Student and Learner Success” (E)

April 25, 2022 | 10:30 - 11:30

Location: Room 603-604
Track: Connection Activity

For more than 10 years, the delineation of academic and student success roles has been blurring, as evidenced by the unique portfolios, approaches to student success and teaching models that are present across Canada. Over the last 2 years of pandemic, the shift toward new modes of program and service delivery has yet again advanced change, this time more rapidly and out of necessity.  Led by senior academic and student success leaders, the conversation will dig deeper into some short-term measures with the potential to become long-term trends. Join the conversation and contribute to our evolving community of practice.

a. How valid are the traditional standalone roles of academic and student success professionals in our evolving context?

b. Are hybrid learning, program delivery, service delivery and fluid campus models more inclusive? Do they risk leaving too many learners behind?

c. Where do we go from here to create truly inclusive postsecondary experiences while delivering on our mandates to build our communities by preparing learners for the future of work?

d. Do the lessons of the pandemic fuel new ways of collaborating across traditional portfolios? Might we be in for an era of further differentiation?

e. What do our learners need from us as a national postsecondary system? From students’ perspectives, has anything changed?

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