Source: Edmonton Journal, 14 Dec 2013 Re: “Reframing Alberta’s post-secondary debate,” by Brent Epperson, Ideas, Dec. 12. Brent Epperson eloquently argues for a more “progressive” style of post-secondary education in Alberta and rejects those critics who instead prefer a market-driven …
Canadian universities should use performance-based rewards so that teaching undergraduate students is valued more highly by professors.
Municipal politicians ought to spend their time providing solutions for real problems affecting people, rather than exaggerating small ones, or fabricating new ones.
Political posturing and “optics” have again taken precedence over sustainability and good governance.
In many respects, universities are failing in their primary mission. Students pay more and more for a diminished product, a function of perverse incentives that allow universities to dodge normal measures of efficiency and effectiveness.
Everyone wants to put more money into post-secondary education. But how they do that makes all the difference.
Three policy changes to improve the performance of universities
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