Yesterday, the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities (MTCU) released a document proposing that Ontario’s post-secondary education sector begin a series of conversations on how to promote efficiency and innovation at universities and colleges in Ontario. The document, entitled Strengthening Ontario’s Centres of Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge proposes a series of roundtable discussions on innovation, quality and productivity. In addition, the MTCU discussion paper highlights …read more
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently released their 2012 Economic Surveys Canada Report, which provides context and recommendations on a number of issues in Canadian post-secondary education, with several interesting perspectives on Ontario. Tuition is the first major area of interest the OECD explores, proposing that tuition levels should be indexed to increases in household income, particularly in a context where provinces in Canada, including Ontario, hav …read more
It has been over two months since the AUCC and Access Copyright agreed to a new, $26 per-FTE fee to cover access to copyrighted printed and digital materials, replacing a previous $3.38 per-FTE fee plus a $0.10 per-page fee paid to Access Copyright by most universities previously. At the time, we expressed our frustration with this agreement, pointing out that universities and Access Copyright had essentially agreed to let students pay for copyright protections that may not have been necessary.
Two weeks ago, OUSA made a presentation to the committee at Queen’s Park to speak about our short-term priorities for the budget, specifically the Ontario Tuition Grant (OTG), Ontario Student Opportunity Grant (OSOG), and tuition and education tax credits. Our recommendations for these programs were also outlined in a new submission called Affording Our Future: Leveraging Ontario’s Investment in Post-Secondary Education. You can access this submission here.
Higher education is not simply an …read more