YorkU professor’s book offers fix for outdated PSE structure

February 7, 2014

A new book by York University Economics and Social Sciences Professor George Fallis argues that the basic structure of Ontario PSE institutions is outdated. In Rethinking Education, Fallis suggests policy makers should shift their attention away from growth, and toward improving and diversifying the range of programs available and creating new means of program delivery. He calls for an increase in undergraduate honours programs and polytechnic education, and envisions a group of research intensive universities responsible for doctoral education. Fallis also argues that a disconnect exists between the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and the research missions of PSE institutions, and recommends that Ontario establish a system for documenting and assessing the quality of research published at universities. Fallis is also the former Dean of the Faculty of Arts at YorkU. yFile | McGill-Queen’s University Press