08 septembre 2013

How to differentiate universities, that is the question

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQCY_Na5RlC_ZalAL5Oz9YA2OlJgGn3OX_JlCWeFzZfUQH0QMiCFTvVS2EBy Gavin Moodie. Ontario has been considering whether and how to differentiate its universities since 2010 when its deputy minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities, Deborah Newman, commissioned a study, The benefits of greater differentiation of Ontario’s university sector from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. HEQCO’s most recent contribution, A data set to inform the differentiation discussion, released in July, is both helpful and unhelpful in advancing the discussion. While it is an example of differentiation informed by data, it ignores its own admonition in its report three years ago by grouping Ontario universities on only one dimension, research intensity. More...

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