Is the U of L Strategic Plan Durable in Times of Funding Cuts ?

November 26, 2009 :: Andrew Hakin
Moderated by Dustin Fuller


After an 18 month creation period, in which time a twenty-six member committee obtained input from many internal and external constituents, the 2009-2013 Strategic plan of the University of Lethbridge was rolled out in January of 2009. The plan emphasizes the University’s continued commitment to advancing as a comprehensive institution that maintains and deepens its dedication to “a sense of community, engagement, diversity, and connection.” Five strategic directions have been articulated within the plan to shape the future of the University. However, with current worldwide economic conditions, it is both fair and reasonable to question the strength and durability of the strategic plan as a vehicle to move the University forward.

Dr. Andrew Hakin will discuss how potential funding cuts to post secondary education in Alberta impacts the durability of the U of L Strategic Plan and describes how the U of L plans to serve in the best interests of students.

SPEAKER: Andrew Hakin

Andrew Hakin became the Vice President (Academic) & Provost at University of Lethbridge in July of 2007 after serving for approximately 2 years as the Associate Vice President (Academic). After obtaining a BSc and a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Leicester in England, Andrew joined the University of Alberta as a post-doctoral fellow in 1987.

In 1989 Andrew joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Lethbridge as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Professor in 2003. Andrew served as Chair of his department and was active in the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association where he served as President in 2001.

Andrew is a recipient of the University of Lethbridge Distinguished Teacher Award (2000) and the Stig Sunner Award for outstanding contributions to the field of thermo chemistry (2003). More recently he helped to create the Centre for the Advancement of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CAETL) at the University to further promote the importance of teaching within the academy.

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