ERIC Number: ED185944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Changing Public Priorities: Universities and the Future of Ontario. Brief to the Ontario Council on University Affairs.
Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto. Committee on Operating Grants.
A brief presented by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) addresses financial requirements for 1981-82 for the Ontario university system. The first section of the brief examines the government's announced funding level for 1980-81 and contrasts this with the implications of the advice submitted by COU and the Ontario Council on University Affairs (OCUA) for the previous year. The position of Ontario's universities in relation to others in Canada is examined as is the position of the university sector in relation to other government supported sectors of the Ontario economy. Section Two provides the details of COU's advice to OCUA for 1981-82 and works within the framework of OCUA's system funding model. Section Three examines the operating and capital requirements of the Ontario government this decade and notes that present fiscal restraint is the result of a government decision to fund all financial requirements, both operating and capital, out of current revenue. An extrapolation of current university funding levels is made through 1983-84. Observations on the meaning of massive underfunding of universities in Ontario are presented. (SW)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Finance, Financial Policy, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Higher Education, Income, Public Policy, School Funds
Council of Ontario Universities, 130 St. George Street, Suite 8039, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2T4, Canada
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto. Committee on Operating Grants.
Identifiers: Canada; Ontario