ERIC Number: ED446471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
"Will There Be Enough Excellent Profs?" Report on Prospective Demand and Supply Conditions for University Faculty in Ontario.
Smith, David C.
Secondary school reform in Ontario is expected to produce an increase in enrollment. An estimated 4,500 new faculty will be needed to meet this increase. In addition, 5,500 new faculty will be needed to fill openings resulting from retirement. This report's major findings indicate that: 1) Faculty are the crucial factor in determining the quality of education and research contributed by universities; 2) A strong rise in demand for new faculty is expected through the first decade of this century, and this rise will create an enormous challenge and opportunity; 3) The university sector in Ontario has limited capacity to meet increased enrollment; 4) Improved graduate support is needed; 5) Higher demand for faculty parallels similar needs internationally, therefore hiring barriers should be decreased; 6) Three sets of factors affect faculty retention and recruitment efforts; and 7) Recommendations are made for sharing responsibility among stakeholders for meeting the challenge of higher enrollment in terms of faculty needed. Ten tables present enrollment and faculty hiring data. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.