11th Presidents’ Academy
Thirty-three CEOs participated in the 11th Presidents’ Academy in Banff, Alberta. “Best professional development experience of my career. This is my 3rd Academy, it gets better every time” and “Well worth the investment” were some of the post-event comments.
The event was carried out under the auspices of the Presidents’ Leadership Network, chaired by Chantal Denis, Director General of Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and supported by Gilbert Héroux, Director General of Vanier College.
The 12th Presidents’ Academy will be held in July 2014.
Mission to India
James Knight will lead a 20-member delegation to India in September. The group will participate in the Global Skills Summit hosted by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries in New Delhi (Sept 5-7), and the Emerging Kerala Congress hosted by the Keralan State government, in Koichi (Sept 12-14). Mr. Knight, Ann Buller, President and CEO of Centennial College and ACCC Board Chair, and Johanna Oehling, CEO of the Food Processing Human Resources Council of Canada, will present the Canadian college advanced skills provision model. The delegation will also visit Chandigarh (Sept 10-11), to explore partnerships with Punjab state government officials as the state embarks on a process to establish community colleges.
If your college would like to participate in this mission, contact Paul Brennan or Rudy Sabas.
Transferability, Mobility and Pathways
In March, 18 college and university Presidents met in Vancouver to share promising practices and formulate actions to enhance post-secondary pathways for learners. One outcome is the creation of a joint ACCC/AUCC Committee of Presidents reporting to the respective Association Boards. The members are: Anne Sado, President, George Brown College; Ginette Sheehy, Director General, Cégep John Abbott College; David Ross, President, Langara College; Don Gnatiuk, President and CEO, Grande Prairie Regional College; George Iwama, President, University of Northern British Columbia; Mike Mahon, President, University of Lethbridge; Patrick Deane, President, McMaster University; and Ramona Lumpkin, President, Mount Saint Vincent University.
On June 29, the House of Commons passed Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act, which sets the legal framework for education in the digital age. The legislation enables learners and teachers to use publicly available Internet materials for their educational pursuits without fear of copyright infringement. It provides that education is an allowable purpose for fair dealing under defined conditions. ACCC is a member of the Education Coalition which includes the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. The Coalition has been a strong advocate of this legislation.
In a landmark decision on July 12, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada established that teachers copying “short excerpts” from a copyright-protected work for students in their classes, is “fair”. ACCC presented arguments as an Intervenor at the Supreme Court.
These two events, taken together, fundamentally change the copyright landscape for all educational institutions. ACCC’s legal counsel believes much of the copying that occurs in institutions can now be made without payment of royalties to Access Copyright. Institutions which have signed the model licence will have the benefit of protection while they get their internal controls worked out. Those institutions not signing will need to make sure they have mechanisms to track and prove they are not copying more than allowed under the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright Modernization Act.
ACCC Immigrant Integration Symposium
The ACCC Symposium on Colleges and Institutes Supporting the Integration of Immigrants into the Canadian Labour Market will include sessions on exemplary practices, federal immigration policy changes, and partnerships with immigrant settlement agencies and employers. The symposium will appeal to college and institute personnel who provide services to immigrants, institutional leaders and representatives of the Government of Canada, immigrant-serving agencies and employers. It will take place from September 17-19, 2012 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
Early Childhood Education (ECE) Faculty Forum
The seventh annual ECE Faculty Forum will take place October 18-20 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Hosted by Nova Scotia Community College at its Institute of Technology campus, the forum will include keynote presentations and workshops on community building, reflective practice, curriculum design, and more.
Dates Changed – Symposium: Serving Aboriginal Peoples – Inclusion, Leadership and Partnerships for Socio-Economic Development
Mark your calendars for the November 18-20 ACCC Symposium Serving Aboriginal Peoples – Inclusion, Leadership and Partnerships for Socio-Economic Development hosted by the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies and the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology. Participants will explore strategies for serving learners and communities including engagement of youth, exemplary practices for Aboriginal inclusion, and partnerships with Aboriginal communities and industry. The Symposium will take place at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Friend-raising and Fundraising Symposium
Colleges and institutes have been involved in the area of friend-raising, advancement and fundraising since their creation. With government funding cutbacks, limited resources and ageing infrastructure, institutions are looking to enhance their approaches and results. The Friend-raising and Fundraising Symposium will include sessions on: relationship building, alumni relations, senior management leadership, roles of college and foundation boards, philanthropic trends, and fundraising mechanisms. The Symposium will take place October 29-30 at the Sheraton on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario.