ON report calls for student-centred revisions to university funding model

December 11, 2015

Ontario should gear its university funding model more toward the quality of students’ experience and less toward the quantity of students enroled at a school, according to a new provincial report released today. Former ON Deputy Education Minister Suzanne Herbert led a five-month consultation with the province’s university stakeholders to develop recommendations for updating ON’s 50 year-old university funding formula. The resulting report, named “Focus on Outcomes, Centre on Students,” suggests that the province will use performance-based funding strategies to encourage institutions to become more teaching-focused. “The whole exercise is based on students and how we can increase the quality of their learning experience, so we see these recommendations as a good roadmap for designing a new funding formula,” said Reza Moridi, ON’s current Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. Toronto Star | Globe and Mail