Career and personal education September 2014 update

By Hugh Brock posted on September 8th, 2014

Explore the opportunities. Realize your potential.

Today more people are seeking career and personal education (CPE) opportunities. For many, CPE opens doors for both career advancement and the opportunity to explore an entirely new career. For others, CPE is a pathway for personal interest or skills development.

In recognition of this changing landscape, UBC must further strengthen and better support CPE, while building closer ties with industry.

Over the next 5 years, UBC is committed to supporting the successful development of innovative applied and access programs that meet the evolving educational needs of today’s learners. Applied programs are career-focused and targeted at learners at early career, mid-management or executive levels. Access programs open up UBC content to non-UBC students across their lifetimes, through either ‘off-peak’ (evenings, weekends, summer) or online delivery. This commitment by UBC will also help Faculties diversify their revenue streams.

To make this possible UBC will:

  • Support the development of applied and access programs that align with student, industry and government demand and with UBC’s academic strengths;
  • Build a Faculty-facing, service-oriented and agile support unit that returns all net revenue to the units offering the programs;
  • Encourage cross-Faculty exchange to share ideas, best practices, and build cooperation.

This initiative is being led by Hugh Brock, Interim Vice-Provost Academic Affairs and Associate-Provost Academic Innovation.

To learn more please see this presentation.