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DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP Dr. Grant Allan, Associate VP, Research Robert DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP Dr. Grant Allan, Associate VP, Research Robert Fleming, Associate VP, Learning Kwantlen University College British Columbia, Canada

WHAT IS A UNIVERSITY COLLEGE? Kwantlen offers a new model for a university that WHAT IS A UNIVERSITY COLLEGE? Kwantlen offers a new model for a university that develops credentials to meet the needs of regional and global employment markets. We provide a unique opportunity to bridge certificate and diploma credentials with degrees. Kwantlen is the best of both worlds – a university and a college.

KWANTLEN A university college Bachelor’s degrees Associate degrees Diplomas Certificates Citations CAMPUSES Two in KWANTLEN A university college Bachelor’s degrees Associate degrees Diplomas Certificates Citations CAMPUSES Two in Surrey One in Richmond One in Langley 4 year 2 year 1 year time varies

Kwantlen University College • Kwantlen currently offers over 100 programs in addition to 14 Kwantlen University College • Kwantlen currently offers over 100 programs in addition to 14 four-year undergraduate degrees • It is the largest University College in Canada – approx. 17, 000 students— 10, 000 FTE’s – Over 800 faculty and 500 staff

Degree Areas • • • Interior Design Graphics Design Fashion Design Applied Journalism Entrepreneurial Degree Areas • • • Interior Design Graphics Design Fashion Design Applied Journalism Entrepreneurial Leadership • Business Administration • Information Technology • Nursing • Applied Psychology • Community Criminal Justice • B. A. Criminology • B. A. Psychology • B. A. General Studies • B. A. Double Minor

CURRENT MANDATE • Kwantlen offers comprehensive programming ranging from trades and vocational programs to CURRENT MANDATE • Kwantlen offers comprehensive programming ranging from trades and vocational programs to baccalaureate and applied masters degrees • Over 75% of our programs ladder into degree programs • We are currently developing pathways and credentials for trades programs to degrees • No explicit research or scholarship mandate

THE VISION • A primarily undergraduate university • A distinct research and scholarship mandate THE VISION • A primarily undergraduate university • A distinct research and scholarship mandate – Research with an applied focus – Research that responds to the needs of the region – Research to inform teaching • Priorities/distinct values – Primary focus on teaching – Laddering/integration pf programs – Service to our surrounding communities

OUR ENVIRONMENT- KEY POINTS • One dimensional university model in Canada • No recognition OUR ENVIRONMENT- KEY POINTS • One dimensional university model in Canada • No recognition of distinct research mandate for university colleges • Demographic pressure for increased access to post secondary education over the next 10 years • Competitive forces re. students and faculty – Expanded degree-granting authority to private and public colleges in the region

THE RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP PERPECTIVE • Office of Research and Scholarship • Reinforce/enable the THE RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP PERPECTIVE • Office of Research and Scholarship • Reinforce/enable the vision – Enhance currency/quality of teaching – Involve students/enhance their educational experience – Involve/benefit the communities we serve – Research Institutes • Establish as a “core” function – Part of “accountable time” – Not “off the side of the desk”

THE OPPORTUNITY • Meet unfulfilled community need • Enhance value and reputation of institution THE OPPORTUNITY • Meet unfulfilled community need • Enhance value and reputation of institution with key stakeholders in government and our publics • Enhance our attractiveness in the market place of students and faculty

THE CHALLENGES • Cultural change – Fear: Change in duties and accountability – Avoid THE CHALLENGES • Cultural change – Fear: Change in duties and accountability – Avoid the traditional hierarchy: Research and Teaching • As a publicly funded institution - positioning with Government – As an institution and re Research and Scholarship • Work load restructuring – Balancing teaching and research – Contact hours and class size

THE CHALLENGES • Money – Internal Grants, External Grants, Base Funding • Facilities/space – THE CHALLENGES • Money – Internal Grants, External Grants, Base Funding • Facilities/space – Faculty Offices, Labs, Program Centres

THE APPROACH/ PROGRESS • Establish guiding principles – All forms of scholarship – Emphasis THE APPROACH/ PROGRESS • Establish guiding principles – All forms of scholarship – Emphasis on benefit to students/faculty/communities – Emphasis on partnership • Lobbying with Governments and government funding agencies

THE APPROACH/PROGRESS • Engagement with faculty and staff – Institution wide steering committee – THE APPROACH/PROGRESS • Engagement with faculty and staff – Institution wide steering committee – Emphasis on personal contact and relationship building • Community outreach and partnership building • Achieve early funding success

THE APPROACH/PROGRESS • Increase support from institution – Expanded office of Research and Scholarship THE APPROACH/PROGRESS • Increase support from institution – Expanded office of Research and Scholarship – Research funding • Initiate thinking re. work load restructuring across institution • Recognize and celebrate success

YOUR EXPERIENCE? • Are we doing some of the right things? • What are YOUR EXPERIENCE? • Are we doing some of the right things? • What are we missing? • What lessons have you learned?

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