UBC officials on options to boost revenue

December 4, 2012

In an interview with UBC Reports, the university's VP Finance, VP Human Resources, and vice provost cite some options the institution is considering to increase revenues. These options include: making the most of UBC's facilities during the summer by offering more courses, and looking into developing 12-month programs whenever this makes academic sense; welcoming a greater number of international students; expanding programs for mature students and improving professional programs; and exploring online learning opportunities, either by blending courses or offering more complete online experiences. "Any option we launch must clearly benefit our students," the vice provost says. "A stronger summer offering can accelerate degree completion. A more international campus provides richer experiences. Blending courses offers a more integrated and effective experience to our students." UBC News