Academic Transformation: The Forces Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario
Reference: Academic Transformation: The Forces Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario, Ian D. Clark, Greg Moran, Michael L. Skolnik, and David Trick: Queen’s Policy Studies, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 244 pages, 2009.
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The large scale publicly funded system of postsecondary education in Ontario developed in the 1960s has been largely successful in fulfilling important societal needs in the areas of education, human resource development, and research. Existing approaches, however, are unlikely to be sufficient to address the challenges of the coming decade.
Academic Transformation: The Forces Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario examines the developments that are re-shaping the province’s post-secondary system, including higher enrollment, further development of a knowledge-based economy, and increased demands for research focused on competitiveness and productivity. Universities and colleges are also adjusting to internal changes in the composition of the student body and staff, faculty work profiles, and funding arrangements. The authors suggest changes in the system’s structure, policy, and funding to respond to these developments.
Ian D. Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org), former federal deputy minister and president of the Council of Ontario Universities, is a professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto. Greg Moran (email@example.com), former Dean of Graduate Studies and Academic Vice-President, is a professor and member of both the clinical and developmental groups within the Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario. Michael Skolnik (firstname.lastname@example.org), former William G. Davis Chair in Community College Leadership in the University of Toronto, is professor emeritus in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. David Trick (email@example.com), former Assistant Deputy Minister of Postsecondary Education and founding CEO of Guelph-Humber, is president of David Trick and Associates, consultants in higher education strategy and management.
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Commentary on Academic Transformation
Redesigning undergraduate education (Western News)
New book proposes transforming the undergraduate experience (Ylife)
‘Teaching’ universities proposed for Ontario (Western News)
Considerations of policy issues for higher education rarely make compelling and satisfying reads. This one does. (Michael Ridley, CIO University of Guelph, Jan 4, 2010)
A Review of Academic Transformation (Elizabeth Church, Adjunct Nation, Nov/Dec 2009)
Is the teacher-researcher faculty model just too expensive? (Ken Snowdon, Academic Matters, Oct 2010)