Sep 16, 2013

Vancouver, BC – Langara is excited to announce that the College is initiating its first Academic Plan, a project that will provide a comprehensive framework for future pedagogical success.

Academic plans have become a powerful and important tool in the integrated planning process of many post-secondary institutions, reflecting the values of the institution as well as setting out direction for the development of learning experiences and pathways, technology strategies, and community collaborations. Under the guidance of the College’s Academic Planning Committee, the Academic Plan for Langara will address transitions happening within PSE in British Columbia and Canada and outline strategies for the next five years that center on delivering high quality, relevant, and valuable programming.

“The Academic Plan will be a key piece of strategic development that will reinforce Langara’s presence as an exciting destination for student learning and engagement,” said Brad O’Hara, Langara’s Vice-President Academic and Provost, and chair of the Academic Planning Committee. “The strategies and initiatives that flow from the plan will consolidate our academic priorities and underline our commitment to being a leading undergraduate college.”

To assist with the planning process the College has engaged consultant Glenn Harris from Harris-Gray Associates Corp., whose wealth of experience in Canadian post-secondary education will be a valuable resource. Faculty, staff, and students will all be actively consulted through focus group work, and will also be invited to provide input and feedback electronically. The Academic Plan is scheduled for implementation in mid-2014.

About Langara

Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With over 1,700 courses and 130 programs offered, Langara's expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path.

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Annie Mullins
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Langara College