Welcome to the Dean’s Podcast – the podcast about issues shaping graduate studies in Canada.
What follows is the conclusion of a two-part series on why an academic would want to become a university administrator. In this episode, host Carolyn Watters, Dalhousie University dean of graduate studies, and 2009 Canadian Association of Graduate Studies president, talks to Doug Peers, associate vice-president graduate and dean of graduate studies at York University.
Does he hold the same opinion of working in administration as Jack Duffy from Part 1 does? Listen in as he describes why academics should definitely take an active role in their university’s governance. (Running time: 21:43 mins).
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Editor’s Note: In the fall of 2010, Carolyn Watters starts a new position at Dalhousie University: vice-president academic and provost, for a one-year term. We would like to congratulate Carolyn and wish her luck regarding this new and exciting challenge.