Today, the majority of PhD graduates will not become university professors. Two reasons for this are glaringly simple: professors are not retiring at 65 and universities are not hiring as they once did. A third is that there are an increasing number of opportunities for employment outside academe. Despite this reality, graduate supervision remains based […]
Monthly Archives: January 2016
OCUFA has taken a principled approach to its engagement with Ontario’s review of the university funding formula.
Government focus on boosting the economy and shrinking public expenditure has transformed our universities.
British Columbia’s experience with private postsecondary providers illustrates the danger of market logic in higher education.
The seismic shifts in UK higher education policy can be understood through the lenses of federalism, regulation, and isolationism.
THE FIRST European universities, for the most part established through papal bulls, coexisted uneasily with secular authorities. They were located within kingdoms and nascent nation states, but they were not of those states. In China, ancient universities were entrusted with training the bureaucrats that made imperial rule possible. They were very much organisms of empire. As […]
Emerging forms of access to copyrighted works is undermining the value of Access Copyright, argues Professor Michael Geist.
Access Copyright has the infrastructure and expertise to best serve universities, says the organization’s Executive Director Roanie Levy.
The rationale for reviewing and reforming the way we fund universities.
Rather than a tool of social mobility, higher education now reinforces inequality.