How to reinvent Ontario's PSE system

September 7, 2010

Some key challenges need to be addressed if Ontario's PSE system is to be reinvented, writes Sheridan College president Jeff Zabudsky in Sunday's Toronto Star. Institutions must innovate in terms of improved access, states Zabudsky, who suggests using infrastructure all year round, rather than ramping down during the summer. Schools should also increase capacity by broadening the horizons of online courses. Another challenge is to do a better job of developing more seamless pathways between institutions; schools may have to consider more of a "common-market" approach to facilitate transition from one institution to another, Zabudsky writes. He also states that today's educators must be diligent in adapting and customizing virtually everything they offer to meet the future needs of Ontario industry and business. Toronto Star