Funding model prioritizes “mass universities” over “human scale” ones, says Bishop’s principal

April 12, 2016

Bishop’s University Principal Michael Goldbloom believes that his school's existence is a “miracle” within the current structure of university financing. While he emphasizes that he is not interested in critiquing the current system, Goldbloom calls attention to the system’s inadvertent encouragement of what he calls "mass universities." Funding for universities is currently based on the number of students at the institution, with more funding allotted for graduate students than for undergraduates, he explains, but Bishop’s prioritizes a small cohort with a focus on undergraduate education, putting it at an alleged disadvantage. La Presse