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Expanded Credential Options Strengthening Ontario’s PSE System. GEORGE FALLIS UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR YORK UNIVERSITY. OUTLINE. Context Priorities Expanded credential options. CONTEXT. Excellent PSE system -universities, colleges, apprenticeships

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Expanded credential options strengthening ontario s pse system

Expanded Credential OptionsStrengthening Ontario’s PSE System

GEORGE FALLIS

UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR

YORK UNIVERSITY


Outline

OUTLINE

  • Context

  • Priorities

  • Expanded credential options


Context

CONTEXT

  • Excellent PSE system

  • -universities, colleges, apprenticeships

  • Massive expansion: 1997-2012

  • -first-level places

  • -graduate education

  • -research funding

  • -annual expenditure growth about 8%

  • PSE participation: 81.9% by age 21

  • Target PSE attainment: 70% for adult population

  • Accessibility: a place for every qualified student

  • The demand side of the labour market

  • Major expansion over last decade

  • University undergraduate FTE rose 50%

  • College FTE rose 23%


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CONTEXT

  • 70% of future jobs will require PSE qualification

  • 18-21 year-old group to decline 8.6% by 2012

  • Expenditure restraint until 2017-18

  • Annual PSE expenditure increase of 1.5%

  • At the margin: disengaged undergraduate students

  • At the margin: uncertain labourmarket outcomes


Priorities

PRIORITIES

  • Balance: access/opportunity and labour demand

  • Expenditure restraint yet protect the classroom

  • Expanded credential options

  • Do not expand the system

  • Do not create new universities or colleges

  • Undertake a demand analysis/forecast


Expanded credential options

EXPANDED CREDENTIAL OPTIONS

  • Polytechnic education

  • -employment or career focused

  • -a blend of theoretical and applied knowledge

  • -high level of study (degree-level)

  • -situated within core arts and sciences

  • Improved college/university credit transfer

  • Improved university/college collaborations


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EXPANDED CREDENTIAL OPTIONS

  • Open university/college

  • -mixed mode, technology-enhanced teaching

  • -not defined by delivery method

  • -student-focused flexibility

  • -open admissions

  • -blend of career-focused education and liberal arts

  • and sciences


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EXPANDED CREDENTIAL OPTIONS

  • Three-year degrees

  • Liberal education programs

  • Honours programs

  • -high-engagement, high-ability students


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