25 avril 2019

La Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine contractualise avec 3 nouveaux territoires

Logo cap-métiersCes nouveaux contrats concernent les territoires suivants : l'agglomération du bassin de Brive et Tulle agglomération, Grand Angoulème - La Rochefoucauld Porte du Périgord et le Pays de l'Agenais. Plus...

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If Canada Were Serious About Higher Education (coda)

Before reality intruded with a bunch of interesting stories from Ontario and New Brunswick, I was talking about the ways Canadian higher education is achieving less than it could: how the practice of our federal system condemns us to incoherence, how provincial governments are insufficiently focussed on results and how institutions don’t take internal quality assurance or improvement seriously. More...

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PEI Platform Analysis

Prince Edward Island goes to the polls tomorrow, and while it is Canada’s littlest province with an electorate 10% smaller than the University of Toronto’s student body (unbelievably, the provincial budget is actually 25% smaller), but this is a pan-Canadian blog and by God no provincial budget or election is too small for us at HESA Towers to cover.  So, buckle up to find out what the parties are offering. More...

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Performance-Based Funding 101: Measuring Skills

In principle, measuring the ability of institutions to provide students more of the skills that allow them to succeed in the work force is perfectly sound.  Getting a better job is not the only reason students attend university or college, but repeated surveys over many decades show it is the most important one. More...

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Performance-Based Funding 101: The Indicators

Last week, the provincial government briefed institutions on the indicators it would like to use in its new performance-based funding formula, which in theory is meant to eventually govern 60% of all provincial grants to institutions. It won’t actually be that much, for a variety of reasons, but let’s stick to the government script for the moment. More...

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Performance-Based Funding 101: The Algorithm

There are lots of different ways to run performance-based funding systems, but if the model is other North American jurisdictions with 50%+ of funding coming through outcomes, then there is probably only one real model, and it is the type associated with the Tennessee model.  Fortunately, Tennessee has published an unholy amount about its model and how it works, so those of you interested in nerding out on this subject may want to just go there now and play around a bit. More...

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Fun with Ontario Application Data

Let’s start with the programs of study.  The Ontario University Applications Centre modified its program categories a couple of years ago, so to look at long trends on a consistent basis, you need to merge some fields into larger-super fields.  In figure 1, all the science, math and engineering fields are combined into “STEM”, and all the humanities, language, social science and journalism field are combined into a single “Arts/Journalism” category. More...

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New Brunswick Brings the Stupid

Before we were rudely interrupted by the Ontario government doing something both interesting and mysterious on performance outcomes, I promised you all news out of New Brunswick. This matters to maybe fifteen of you, but you know, this blog is nothing if not faithful to geographically micro-targeting higher education nerds. So here we go. More...

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How to Avoid Sounding Misinformed About Performance-Based Funding

Judging from various commentary I’ve seen/heard over the last few days, I suspect we’re all about to hear quite a lot of nonsense about Ontario’s proposed new Performance-based Funding (PBF) system. More...

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If Canada Were Serious About Higher Education (Part 4)

The main problem has to do with Science and how it is funded. The bulk of our scientific work force resides in universities, where their salaries are paid by a mix of tuition fees and provincial tax dollars mainly on the basis of undergraduate enrolments.  But the dollars that fund the actual science come mostly from Ottawa. More...

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