There is a sense of the university as an idyll: cut off from the world, unchanging. In today’s rapidly evolving world, though, nothing could be further from the truth. Universities – and the people who run them – are having to keep up with the sometimes bewildering changes that are sweeping the educational landscape, working to the expectations of their students and the capabilities of their staff. Steering any ship through these waters requires effective leadership: something participants and speakers will be focusing on at this year’s OEB MidSummit.
By Alasdair MacKinnon