OCUFA concerned about quality of education

March 23, 2009

According to a new survey conducted by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, faculty and academic librarians across the province are concerned about the declining quality of university education in Ontario. 62% of respondents say they are facing larger classes than they were 3 years ago. 40% believe today's students are receiving an education of reduced quality. 22% claim full-time faculty who have left their posts are not being replaced. 78% expect further departmental budget cuts in the coming year. OCUFA is urging the province to spend another $1.5 billion on PSE when it announces its budget on Thursday. OCUFA News Release | Canadian Press