19 février 2017

How to Fund (3)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Within the group of maybe 100 people who genuinely understand this stuff, I think the scoffing over points iii) and iv) were audible as far as the Maritimes.  Transparency and accountability are nice, but you don’t need a new funding formula to get them. More...

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How to Fund (2)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Now, there is no doubt that the history of performance indicators in Canada hasn’t been great.  Those Ontario performance indicators from the 1990s?  They were cockamamie and deserved to die (student loan defaults as a performance measure?  Really. More...

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How to Fund (1)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Most of the developing world works on this system.  An institution tots up its wish list for the year, shows up at the Minister’s office, which says yea or nay to a variety of requests, and that’s that.  The government is under no obligation to treat institutions in the same manner and so “favoured” institutions often make out pretty well under this system. More...

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When Should the Education System Say “No”?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. There’s an argument going on in the UK right now about re-introducing grammar schools.  Until the 1960s, grammar schools were a selective tier of the secondary system.  Everyone took exams at the age of eleven, and the most academically able were selected to go to these schools, the purpose of which (everyone understood) was to enable people to go to university. More...

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Four Megatrends in International Higher Education – Demographics

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Last week I noted that one of the big factors in international education was the big increase in enrolments around the world, particularly in developing countries.  Part of that big increase had to do with a significant increase in the number of youth around the world who were of “normal” age for higher education – that is, between about 20 and 24. More...

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Skills and Youth

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. What with the Advisory Council on Growth’s paper on skills, and the Expert Panel on Youth Employment wrapping up, public policy is suddenly back to a focus on skills – and in particular what skills youth should have.  So, let’s talk about that. More...

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New York, New York

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. With the Republicans in control of both Congress and the White house for at least the next two years, the fight for “free tuition” is moving to the state level.  And so to New York, where Governor Cuomo has proposed a form of “free tuition” for anyone attending the City University of New York (CUNY) or the State University of New York (SUNY) and whose family earns less than $125,000.  So what does this mean exactly. More...

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Innovation and Skills Redux

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. So, yesterday Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth released five (!) papers on innovation, skills, and a bunch of other things.  I’m sure there’s a lot of ink on these in today’s papers, mainly around proposals to raise the retirement age. More...

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“Xenophobia”

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Here’s a new one: the Canadian Federation of Students has decided, apparently, that charging international students higher tuition fees is “xenophobic”.  No, really, they have.  This is possibly the dumbest idea in Canadian higher education since the one about OSAP “profiting” from students. More...

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Four Megatrends in International Higher Education: Massification

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. A few months ago I was asked to give a presentation about my thoughts on the “big trends” affecting international education. I thought it might be worth setting some of these thoughts to paper (so to speak), and so, every Friday for the next few weeks I’ll be looking one major trend in internationalization, and exploring its impact on Canadian PSE. More...

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