Posted by Dave Panabaker on May 15, 2017
The Rotary Club was very happy to welcome Dr Mike Gillespie, the Vice President - Academic for Medicine Hat College to the meeting today.  Dr Gillespie was introduced by Linda Rossler and provided a well received talk about the Academic Plan being developed for Medicine Hat College.  He started by giving a brief biography and then describing the plan as a "Strategic Roadmap" to outline the vision and priorities of the executive of the College.
The plan is in the early stages of construction, and a survey has been done of stakeholders, including students, faculty, supporters and external stakeholders.  The responses and analysis of the results are ongoing and hopefully will be completed over the summer.  This will allow the focus of the plan to drafted.
Mike's talk was well received, he answered a number of questions about activities at the college, the impact of foreign students and provided feedback on his impression of some of the skills and shortcomings of the newest post secondary students.  A great talk, thank you.