Professional Development Speaker – Ken Steele
On November 14, the DVC office welcomed Ken Steele, an expert in Post Secondary Education trends, to campus to give two talks on themes that are becoming increasingly prevalent in the academic environment.
Recordings from each presentation can be accessed below.
Enhancing Student Success and the Student Experience
University students are becoming increasingly diverse, arriving on campus with divergent academic and cultural backgrounds and a wide range of capacities and expectations. Our ethical obligation to support their social and academic success is magnified by rising accountability for student persistence and completion, and traditional supports need reinforcement in an age of online, blended, and part-time study. In this fast-paced session, higher ed futurist Ken Steele will share emerging trends, best practices, and future forecasts for student engagement, success, and campus experience. You’ll be asked to share your perspective, too, in real-time online polls, so bring a smartphone, tablet or laptop with you.
Academic Evolution: Future Directions in University Programs and Credentials
In the face of technological, social and economic disruptions, higher education programs and credentials are continually evolving to reflect new realities and prepare our students for global citizenship and employment. University programs are integrating work experience, community-based research, international exchange, and virtual experiences through simulations and gamification. Growing employer skepticism about traditional credentials is accelerating interest in competency-based assessment and stackable microcredentials. In this fast-paced session, higher ed futurist Ken Steele will share emerging trends and provocative examples of potential directions for programs and credentials over the decades to come. You’ll be asked to share your perspective, too, in real-time online polls, so bring a smartphone, tablet or laptop with you.
About Ken Steele
Many know Ken Steele as the co-founder of Academica Group, or the creator of Canada’s leading higher ed news daily, the Academica Top Ten. For almost a decade, more than 25,000 subscribers came to rely on Ken as the definitive source of breaking news, bright ideas and insights into student trends, technological innovation, strategic planning, branding and recruitment marketing. Over the past 20 years he has helped design some of the largest PSE consumer surveys in the world, and consulted with hundreds of colleges and universities — from New England to New Zealand — on brand strategy, student recruitment, strategic planning and innovation. Since 2012, Ken has developed his presentation and facilitation work through a dedicated company, Eduvation Inc, and he produces an “almost-weekly” video webcast called Ten with Ken that you can catch on YouTube, iTunes, or a dozen online channels. Learn more about Ken Steele