ERIC Number: ED200066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Canadian Universities 1980 and Beyond. Enrolment, Structural Change and Finance.
Leslie, Peter M.
Various financing alternatives and their impact on Canadian university excellence were studied, in order to recommend a position representative of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). The following were considered: (1) the results of the other studies undertaken by the AUCC and previous study reports on university financing; (2) the financing of research and its relation to the quality of education and research for the future; (3) the role of tuition fees in university financing; (4) the financial aspects of accessibility to students and the socially disadvantaged; (5) federal, provincial, student, and private donor financial responsibilities; and (6) the mechanisms for financing continuing education, with special attention to the possible role of employees in the financing. Recommendations are provided regarding the proper extent of federal government concern with university affairs, including specific proposals for re-orienting federal activities accordingly. Because of provincial differences in cultural patterns, social needs, and their prospective demographic situation, each province has its own structure of educational institutions at the postsecondary level. Policy alternatives for provincial governments are presented, however, regarding grants, fees, financial aid, and research. A new design for federal policy is advanced that involves respect for provincial autonomy and provincial financial burdens. (PJM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Fiscal Capacity, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Public Policy
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 151 Slater, Ottawa, Canada K1P 5N1 ($15.00 Canada, $17.50 U.S.).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).