Topic: Public policy

Congress 2015: “Athens to the new Romes”

By Graeme

Yesterday, the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston gave a lecture as part of Congress 2015‘s Big Ideas lecture series. The topic […]

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Congress 2015: The one-sided higher ed conversation

By Graeme

There are missing voices in the public conversation around higher education, and it is hurting our ability to articulate alternative visions for […]

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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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Alex Usher Needs to Consider Taxation

In my previous Academic Matters blog post, I argued that there are five advantages to universal access to financial assistance for post-secondary […]

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Responding to Nick Falvo on tuition fees

By Alex Usher

Recently, on my daily blog, I wrote an analysis (link to: http://higheredstrategy.com/whos-progressive/) of distributional effects of tuition reductions versus those of targeted […]

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Alex Usher is Wrong on Tuition Fees

By Nick Falvo

One of Canada’s best-known post-secondary education pundits, Alex Usher, recently wrote a blog post suggesting that Canada’s status quo system of high […]

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HEQCO distorts faculty teaching loads: News media play along

By Dr. James Winter

In March, 2014, the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), published a study purporting to show that Ontario professors only teach […]

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University Governance: Reflections from the Future U Conference

By Nick Falvo

Last week, I spoke on a panel on university governance at a conference titled Future U:  Creating the Universities We Want, organized […]

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Do High Tuition Fees Make for Good Public Policy?

By Nick Falvo

Yesterday, I gave a presentation to Professor Ted Jackson’s graduate seminar course on higher education, taught in Carleton University’s School of Public […]

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