Securing faculty support can be a challenge for outcomes-based education initiatives

April 22, 2015

A new report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) emphasizes the important of securing faculty buy-in for the success of outcomes-based education (OBE). University of Toronto researcher Qin Liu examined 7 OBE initiatives at Ontario colleges and universities, including 5 institution-level initiatives, one faculty-level initiative, and one program-level initiative. She found that strong leadership as well as having the support of teaching and learning centres were important factors in the success of OBE initiatives, but that securing faculty buy-in was frequently a challenge. Liu says that some faculty are not convinced of the value of OBE, or have different priorities. HEQCO Summary | Full Report