Becoming a University: Myths and Realities
Kwantlen is approaching the fourth anniversary (April 8) of the provincial government’s announcement that we were to become a special purpose, teaching university. In the fall of 2008, the Kwantlen Faculty Association invited Jim Turk, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), to speak to the membership about becoming a university. CAUT is the national voice for academic staff. Representing more than 66,000 teachers, librarians, researchers and other academic professionals and general staff, CAUT is an outspoken defender of academic freedom and works actively in the public interest to improve the quality and accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada
What Jim has to say is just as important today as it was back in 2008, when he made this presentation. View the presentation online here.