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1 The Future of Higher Education Anthony C. Masi Provost Ollivier Dyens Deputy Provost (Student Life & Learning) Academic Leadership Forum 17 December 2014

2 2 Agenda -The Future of Higher Education 8:30 amWelcome and Opening Remarks: Prof. Anthony C. Masi, Provost 8:40 amIntroduction: Deputy Provost Ollivier Dyens Key questions to consider: What do you think the university system will look like in 10, 20, 30 years from now? How well prepared is McGill to face this future? 9:00 amBreakout session: What aspects of our current configuration do we need to protect at all costs? What things are we now doing that we can cease without jeopardizing our mission, aspirations, priorities, and goals? What innovations are necessary to guarantee McGill’s success? 9:15 amRelay key points from discussion 9:55amWrap-up: Prof. Anthony C. Masi, Provost

3 3 Short Term Issues Define the 21st Century “McGill Experience” Consider the “McGill Commitment” Redefine the 21st Century “McGill Experience” Introduction: Short Term Issues

4 4 1.Finances 2.Legitimacy of the university as higher level learning 3.Other aspects to consider 4.Life cycle of large institutions 5.Short term issues 6.Long-term paradigm shifting challenges Introduction: Context

5 5 Attracting top faculty and students Building labs and research centers Providing services to students Renovating facilities Continuously upgrading the IT infrastructure Building and renovating classrooms Providing students with opportunities beyond the traditional classroom/lab settings Hiring, developing, and retaining professional, administrative, and support staff Introduction: Finances

6 6 Introduction: Legitimacy

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9 9 Introduction: Long-term paradigm shifting challenges

10 10 Define the 21st century “McGill experience” Compete with new knowledge creation systems Re- consider student-status in time and in space Redefine the curriculum Re-think the teaching and learning paradigm Bridge the gap between teaching and research Assess pressures on faculty time Understand the emerging model for graduate education Simplify the university’s ecosystem Introduction: Short Term Issues

11 11 Provide a seamless continuum for students from the classroom to the world Tap into the creativity of students and their thirst for change Position McGill for medium-term technological changes Ensure the graduate student experience is healthy, productive, and efficient Move beyond the assembly line model of education Re-imagine the university campus, starting with its library and learning spaces Introduction: Short Term Issues (continued)

12 12 What do you think the university system will look like in 10, 20, 30 years from now? How well prepared is McGill to face this future? Key Questions To Consider

13 13 What aspects of our current configuration do we need to protect at all costs? What things are we now doing that we can cease without jeopardizing our mission, aspirations, priorities, and goals? What innovations are necessary to guarantee McGill’s success? Breakout Session

14 14 Budget Planning for FY2016: Report I https://www.mcgill.ca/senate/files/senate/d14-24_budget_planning_with_appendix_revised.pdf Questioning Higher Education: Anthony C. Masi For Student Success, Stop Debating and Start Improving https://chronicle.com/article/For-Student-Success-Stop/131451/?sid=wb Is U.S. Higher Education A Bubble Economy? (Infographic Video) Moving a Cemetery: How to Drag Higher Education into the 21 Century What You (Really) Need to Know Google is trying to make your brain irrelevant MD Anderson Taps IBM Watson to Power "Moon Shots" Mission Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience They're Watching You at Work Order in Pollock's Chaos Amazing Technology Invented By MIT - Tangible Media With Emotion Recognition Algorithms, Computers Know What You’re Thinking Links and Reference

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