Topic: Funding

The case for publicly funded universities

By Graham Cox

Ontario’s universities are important public spaces that depend on robust public funding to thrive. When the structure of the funding model changes, […]

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It’s time to invest in a faculty renewal strategy for Ontario’s universities

By Gyllian Phillips

For years, full-time faculty hiring has stagnated at Ontario’s universities, even as student enrolment has increased dramatically. It’s time for the government […]

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What might the 2018 Ontario Budget mean for university faculty?

Given the upcoming election, it is widely understood that the 2018 Ontario Budget is as much a campaign platform document as a […]

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Looking at the big picture: A breakdown of university funding in Ontario through the decades

University revenues by student and government funding sources Ontario student fees have accounted for a greater share of current university revenues (primarily […]

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The public value of public funding for research

By Jeff Noonan

Basic, curiosity-driven research continues to take a backseat to privately and publicly funded research linked to short-term commercial profit. We must push […]

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University funding in Ontario and the implications of the new performance-based funding model, a discussion

By Ben Lewis

This past spring, faculty from across Ontario gathered in Toronto for the OCUFA Policy Exchange. The conference was organized to help set […]

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Unintended consequences: The use of metrics in higher education

By Gavin Moodie

Metrics are used throughout Ontario’s postsecondary education system—for determining university funding, judging institutional performance, and gauging student perceptions. But metrics are not […]

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Reviewing Ontario’s university funding

By Sue Herbert

The rationale for reviewing and reforming the way we fund universities.

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Performance funding: The burden of proof

By Graeme Stewart

When a policy is proposed, the burden of proof lies with the people making the proposal. They need to explain why the […]

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Graduate education in the UK: The postgraduate puzzle

By Elizabeth Bell

In the UK, graduate education has taken a backseat to undergraduate learning. But as Elizabeth Bell explains, postgraduate programs there face significant challenges.

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