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End the University as We Know It -NYTimes

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If higher education is to thrive, colleges and universities, like Wall Street and Detroit, must be rigorously regulated and completely restructured.

Via Beth Harris
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No quick fix for universities -Ontario blame game

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Professors cannot possibly teach enough to compensate for the acute shortage of faculty.


"The decline in per-student funding has had a variety of negative effects. Universities have simply been unable to hire enough full-time professors to meet the rise in student demand. Our student-to-faculty ratio is now 27-to-1, the worst in Canada. In 1990, it was 18-to-1. So let’s be clear: the problem is not that faculty are not teaching enough. It’s that they cannot possibly teach enough to compensate for the acute shortage of faculty in the university system. We simply need more professors."


"The critics of Ontario’s professors and academic librarians need to get real about what ails our university system. Right now, they’re only advocating for a system that offers more teaching. Meanwhile, faculty are talking about what they have always been talking about: a system that does more and better teaching. Surely our students deserve nothing less.

Constance Adamson is president of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations."

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Online University Education in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities - Report


"This report seeks to provide a better understanding of the impact and potential of online Canadian university education and learning in an increasingly digital world. Specifically, it examinesimpacts, innovations, effectiveness, adoption, costā€benefits, business models, and barriersto the expansion of online university education. Open Educational Resources(OER) were also included because of the part they may play in many of those areas. Canadian Virtual University (CVU), a national partnership of English and French universitiesfocusing on online education, was asked to prepare this report because of their decade–long efforts in national collaboration, which may well be essential to moving forward."

Via Paulo Simões