ERIC Number: ED399887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Council of Ontario Universities--Responding to the Challenges of Change. 1995-1996 Review.
Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
This report documents five objectives for the Canadian post-secondary education system: (1) quality; (2) access for all qualified applicants; (3) differentiation (diversity of educational opportunity); (4) accountability; and (5) responsiveness to changing student and labor market requirements. The report also discusses the changing political climate in Ontario and current cuts in funding for universities. It suggests strategies for the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) to implement in dealing with the altered educational climate while maintaining the educational quality and developing new sources of revenue, such as partnerships with private companies and market pricing of postgraduate and professional programs. The report emphasizes that the COU is ideally positioned to provide leadership in this arena regarding its mandate to concentrate on issues management (including equity and gender issues), policy research (such as collaboration among Ontario universities), and general operations (such as policy research support). A financial overview of COU is included. (CK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Change Strategies, Economic Factors, Educational Demand, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Financial Problems, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Labor Market, Leadership Responsibility, Policy Formation, Political Issues, Private Sector, Quality Control, School Business Relationship, Student Needs, Tuition
Council of Ontario Universities, 444 Yonge Street, Suite 203, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2H4, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada