When facts change, PSE needs to change: HEQCO president

August 24, 2016

“The facts of public higher education in Ontario are different now than they were in the last half century,” writes Harvey Weingarten, president of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Along with these changes, the author adds, “we have new ideas and solutions that are obvious,” yet the entrenchment of old ideas can remain difficult to overcome. Weingarten highlights the revision to Ontario’s postsecondary funding formula as a potential site of impending change, yet he asks whether such change will ultimately “amount to tweaking the legacy corridor funding model and reinforc[ing] the status quo?” Weingarten offers several examples of potential changes to the ON funding model and their implications. HEQCO