COU outlines framework for planning, funding of enrolment

June 28, 2010

A new position paper from the Council of Ontario Universities sets out provincial universities' proposals for planning and funding of enrolment changes to help the province meet a 70% PSE attainment rate. COU recommends the framework incorporate 6 guiding principles: stability; predictability; equity; accountability; simplicity; and no dislocation (meaning schools should be protected from large and sudden decreases in revenue due to changes to funding/planning mechanisms). The paper states the proposed approach will strengthen incentives for growth to meet Ontario's objectives, and reduce risk and increase certainty for both the province and the universities. Read the position paper