The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance has developed the following response to the recommendations contained in the book Academic Transformation. Broadly speaking, students agree that the current design of our university system is unsustainable, and that greater policy leadership from the Government is needed to transform our system to one that better balances the demands for a high-quality and accessible learning environment for students with an increased capacity to undertake knowledge production and innovation. However, this transformation will have a tremendous impact on students, and great care must be taken to ensure that the impact is not a negative one.
Where we disagree with the authors, we offer educated solutions based upon research, policy development, and consultation with students. The proposals herein should help the Government address how best to invest in and shape our post-secondary education system, and allow the Government to continue to build Ontario into the best place in the world to live, learn and work.