ERIC Number: ED446469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
COU Response to the Minister Regarding the Consultation Paper: "Increasing Degree Opportunities for Ontarians."
Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
This paper, presented by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), addresses questions related to development of the Quality Assessment Board, the applied degree pilot project, new Ontario-based private institutions, and new taxpayer and student protection measures. The COU highlights four major points in their response to the paper, "Increasing Degree Opportunities for Ontarians." First, quality reviews for degree programs offered by private institutions should be rigorous and maintain current quality standards for Ontario. Second, no public subsidies should be paid to private institutions. Third, the application for degree-granting status and the conduct of the reviews should be procedurally transparent. Last, the standards for college Applied Degrees should be different from those for university degrees. Also discussed in this paper, the Council responds to the Minister's specific questions regarding the QAB, the Applied Degree Pilot Project, new Ontario-based private institutions, and new taxpayer and student protection measures. One appendix outlines the Middle States Association Standards for Accreditation. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.