NSCAD delivers financial sustainability framework to province

April 2, 2012

NSCAD University has presented its "Framework for Sustainability" to Nova Scotia's advanced education department, detailing how it plans to balance its budget. Cost-saving measures include: tightening the timetable; administrative restructuring; an expense freeze; an increased rental footprint at the Granville campus; the introduction of some student fees; and job cuts through attrition and fewer part-time positions. NSCAD says it has made significant progress in terms of collaboration, which was a major theme of the Windsor report. Proposed collaborations include jointly offered core courses, electives, online classes, and full programs between NSCAD and PSE institutions including Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University, University of King's College, and Nova Scotia Community College. Early indications are that NSCAD's enrolments for this fall are healthy, and the sustainability framework includes investments to boost recruitment efforts. The university aims to increase enrolment by 10% over the next 5 years. NSCAD News Release | Report | CBC