Surveyed Ontario profs warn against proposed changes to undergrad education

May 28, 2012

In a new survey, Ontario university professors and academic librarians express concerns over proposed reforms to undergraduate education, some of which were introduced in a leaked government policy paper. 87% of respondents agreed that moving to a 3-year degree will limit students' ability to pursue graduate or professional education in the rest of Canada and the US, and 86% agreed that moving to a 3-year degree will harm the quality of university education in Ontario. 82% of respondents agreed that delivering 60% of undergraduate courses online will harm the quality of university education. Less than a quarter of those surveyed strongly agreed that there is sufficient student demand for year-round university. OCUFA News | Toronto Star | Survey Results