"Apples to Apples" University Comparisons

November 7, 2006

The Educational Policy Institute released a report yesterday, Apples to Apples: Towards a Pan-Canadian Common University Data Set, which outlines current sources of comparator data through national consortia such as the G-13 Group and CAUBO, and the strengths and weaknesses of current data. The document makes the case for a common, national data set for universities that would benefit institutions and external stakeholders, and outlines likely contents and implementation issues. EPI plans to hold a number of regional forums in Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal during the winter term to discuss this paper. The brief report can be downloaded from EPI.