Continuing and professional Education (Non-Degree Framework)
In our rapidly changing world, UBC Okanagan recognizes the essential need to provide education that is responsive to the shifting environment. The non-degree framework addresses this need by creating opportunities for learning that extend past traditional degrees. Options such as pathway programs for high school and university students, credit-based programs, and non-credit learning opportunities are all being explored.
The non-degree framework is directly linked to goals set out in UBC Okanagan’s Outlook 2040 and Shaping UBC’s Next Century. Outlook 2040 states that by the year 2040, UBC Okanagan will “align with BC’s redesigned high school curriculum, emphasizing concept-based learning and the development of competencies to engage students in authentic tasks that connect learning to the real world.”
ASpire-2040 Learning transformations fund
UBC Okanagan’s Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations (ALT-2040) Fund seeks to transform student learning at UBC Okanagan through curriculum change, innovative teaching practices, and learning environment enhancement, as envisioned in Aspire. The fund enables faculty members to make strategic changes within existing, or implement new, undergraduate and graduate academic programs that are flexible, interdisciplinary, experiential and/or collaborative.