OUSA publishes policy paper on university accountability

November 26, 2014

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) has published a policy paper addressing issues of accountability at PSE institutions, with a focus on Ontario’s strategic mandate agreements (SMAs). The paper outlines OUSA’s position on what, to whom, and how universities should be held accountable. OUSA advocates greater student involvement in university governance, increased consultation with students, and for deeper entrenchment of student-oriented accountability measures in institutional policies and procedures. The paper also addresses quality assurance, looking at ways in which the evaluation frameworks can be adjusted to better meet student needs. OUSA further calls for a new approach to student evaluation of courses and instructors, and affirms its support for expanding the powers of Ontario’s Ombudsman to reach the university sector. OUSA Blog