Topic: Funding

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.


Influencing Universities to Embrace Learning Outcomes: Why JOBS is a Dirty Four Letter Word

By Steve Joordens

“Looming low and ominous, in twilight premature, thunderheads are rumbling in a distant overture” (Neil Peart, from the RUSH song Jacob’s Ladder).  […]


Canada’s Self-Imposed Crisis in Post-Secondary Education

By Nick Falvo

On June 7, I gave a keynote address to the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Education Sector Conference.  My PowerPoint presentation (with […]


Danny Williams

Danny Williams’ postsecondary education legacy

By Keith Dunne and Nick Falvo

Last December, Danny Williams stepped down as premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. When he did, he was the most popular premier in Canada.


Book covers for "Research and Innovation Policy" and "National Innovation and the Academic Research Enterprize"

Disentangling university research policies

By David Trick

G. Bruce Doern and Christopher Stoney (editors). Research and Innovation Policy: Changing Federal Government – University Relations. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009. David D. Dill and Frans A. Van Vught (editors). National Innovation and the Academic Research Enterprise: Public Policy in Global Perspective. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.


"Higher Learning, Greater Good" - book cover

The greater good of higher education

By Kjell Rubenson

A review of Walter W. McMahon, Higher Learning, Greater Good: The Private and Social Benefits of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).


"Mission and Money - Understanding the University" - book cover

Definitely not for loss

By David Trick

Mission and Money: Understanding the University, by Burton A. Weisbrod, Jeffrey P. Ballou, and Evelyn D. Asch. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008)


Making decisions that endure for decades

By David Trick

Paulo Santiago, Karine Tremblay, Ester Basri and Elena Arnal. Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society. Volume 1: Special Features: Governance, Funding, Quality; and Volume 2: Special Features: Equity, Innovation, Labour Market, Internationalisation. Paris: OECD, 2008. 728 pages.