ERIC Number: ED215635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Brief to the Ontario Council on University Affairs. Once More, With Feeling.
Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto. Committee on Operating Grants.
Information on operating grants for Ontario universities in 1983-84 is presented. Indicators of public support for universities in Ontario and other Canadian provinces are compared, and indicators of government support for various public expenditures within Ontario, including universities, are examined. Both interprovincial and intraprovincial comparisons of publicly funded sectors in Ontario indicate that the Ontario government's financial support for universities has decreased dramatically over the past decade. Ontario ranked at the bottom for interprovincial comparisons. In determining university system requirements for 1983-84, increasing costs of goods and services purchased were identified as the source of the greatest pressure on the financial position of Ontario universities. It is recommended that as a minimum measure full provision for inflation on salaries be included in 1983-84 funding. Attention is also directed to funding requirements for such sectors as library acquisitions, equipment replacement, and building renovation and alteration. It is recommended that an annual provision of 1.5 percent per year of building replacement value be adopted as a minimum measure of the financial requirement for renovation and alteration for the next five years. Provisions are also made for the expected variation in enrollment, and an increase in university operating revenue of 16.8 percent for 1982-84 is recommended. The fiscal policies of the Ontario government, including the province's ability to generate revenue is assessed. A nonsalary price index and enrollment data and projections are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Expenditures, Facility Improvement, Federal Aid, Financial Policy, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Inflation (Economics), Library Acquisition, Operating Expenses, Public Policy, Resource Allocation, Teacher Salaries
Council of Ontario Universities, 130 St. George Street, Suite 8039, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2T4.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto. Committee on Operating Grants.
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