Topic: Funding

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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Questioning the quality of the quality assurance process in Ontario’s Universities

By Donald Wiebe

The case of the Toronto School of Theology raises serious questions about the misuse of quality assurance processes in the province.

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OCUFA and the University Funding Model review

By Judy Bates

OCUFA has taken a principled approach to its engagement with Ontario’s review of the university funding formula.

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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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OCUFA releases principles for the Ontario university funding formula review

The provincial government has signaled that it intends to review the formula according to which funding is allocated to universities. Over 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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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). […]

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