OUSA develops new policy recommendations

November 28, 2013

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) has recently developed new policy recommendations for PSE in addition to its existing standing policy papers on student success, ancillary fees, and student access. OUSA recommends that universities continue to develop and employ learning-outcome measures at the course, program and institutional levels “to reflect the skills competencies students gain throughout the course of pursuing their degree.” The group also recommends eliminating system-wide fee exemptions from Ontario’s Ancillary Fee Protocol, “which provide universities the ability to skirt student control and consultation when downloading additional costs onto undergraduates.” Finally, OUSA recommends that the Ministry of Education phase out secondary school streaming in favour of a non-streamed model that “provides students the ability to tailor their education to their strengths and PSE/employment aspirations via a diverse array of elective credits.” OUSA News Release