Taking Public Universities Seriously

By Frank Iacobucci and Carolyn Tuohy

© 2005

The Government of Ontario recently announced a comprehensive review of the design and funding of the province's post-secondary education system, chaired by former premier Bob Rae. The issues and opportunities confronting Ontario and Canadian research universities are by no means unique. Many industrialized countries have been forced over the last several years to respond to challenges in higher education.

In response to the Rae review, the University of Toronto convened a conference in December of 2004 to focus on the evolving role of the public university in industrialized democracies, and the implications of this role for creating optimal government policy. The conference involved leading policy makers, university administrators, and scholars from Canada and abroad. Taking Public Universities Seriously includes all the papers given at this conference, and is enhanced by a comprehensive introduction by two of Canada's most prominent and experienced university administrators, Frank Iacobucci and Carolyn Tuohy.

Topics discussed include the rationale for funding public universities, the role of the public university, the increased competition between higher education and other government priorities, the proper role of tuition in the funding of higher education, and the models for student assistance if tuition fees increase. Anyone concerned with the future of public universities will find this book essential reading and a touchstone for future discussions.

Contributors: Benjamin Alarie • Nicholas Barr • Bahram Bekhradnia • Michelle Broderick • David M. Cameron • H. Lorne Carmichael • Judith Chadwick • John R.G. Challis • Ronald J. Daniels • Peter Dawkins • David Duff • David Dyzenhaus • Ross Finnie • Jane Gaskell • Meric S. Gertler • Andrew Green • Martin Hayden • Ruth Hayhoe • Edward Iacobucci • Glen A. Jones • Daniel W. Lang • Donald N. Langenberg • James Milway • V. Lynn Meek • Stephen Parker • W. Craig Riddell • Arthur Ripstein • Steven J. Rosenstone • José Sigouin • Andrew A. Sorensen • Lorne Sossin • Janice Gross Stein • Arthur Sweetman • Michael J. Trebilcock • Tara Vinodrai • Melissa S. Williams • Ross Williams • David A. Wolfe • Qiang Zha

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Taking Public Universities Seriously includes all the papers given at this conference, and is enhanced by a comprehensive introduction by two of Canada's most prominent and experienced university administrators, Frank Iacobucci and Carolyn Tuohy.

Taking Public Universities Seriously

By Frank Iacobucci and Carolyn Tuohy

© 2005

The Government of Ontario recently announced a comprehensive review of the design and funding of the province's post-secondary education system, chaired by former premier Bob Rae. The issues and opportunities confronting Ontario and Canadian research universities are by no means unique. Many industrialized countries have been forced over the last several years to respond to challenges in higher education.

In response to the Rae review, the University of Toronto convened a conference in December of 2004 to focus on the evolving role of the public university in industrialized democracies, and the implications of this role for creating optimal government policy. The conference involved leading policy makers, university administrators, and scholars from Canada and abroad. Taking Public Universities Seriously includes all the papers given at this conference, and is enhanced by a comprehensive introduction by two of Canada's most prominent and experienced university administrators, Frank Iacobucci and Carolyn Tuohy.

Topics discussed include the rationale for funding public universities, the role of the public university, the increased competition between higher education and other government priorities, the proper role of tuition in the funding of higher education, and the models for student assistance if tuition fees increase. Anyone concerned with the future of public universities will find this book essential reading and a touchstone for future discussions.

Contributors: Benjamin Alarie • Nicholas Barr • Bahram Bekhradnia • Michelle Broderick • David M. Cameron • H. Lorne Carmichael • Judith Chadwick • John R.G. Challis • Ronald J. Daniels • Peter Dawkins • David Duff • David Dyzenhaus • Ross Finnie • Jane Gaskell • Meric S. Gertler • Andrew Green • Martin Hayden • Ruth Hayhoe • Edward Iacobucci • Glen A. Jones • Daniel W. Lang • Donald N. Langenberg • James Milway • V. Lynn Meek • Stephen Parker • W. Craig Riddell • Arthur Ripstein • Steven J. Rosenstone • José Sigouin • Andrew A. Sorensen • Lorne Sossin • Janice Gross Stein • Arthur Sweetman • Michael J. Trebilcock • Tara Vinodrai • Melissa S. Williams • Ross Williams • David A. Wolfe • Qiang Zha

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 650 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.1in x 1.2in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    The Honourable Frank Iacobucci is Interim President of the University of Toronto and a former Supreme Court of Canada justice.



    Carolyn Tuohy is a professor emeritus of political science and founding fellow in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto.
  • Table of contents

    Introduction
    Frank Iacobucci and Carolyn Tuohy

    Part 1
    The Challenges Confronting Public Universities

    The Role of Public Universities in the Move to Mass Higher Education: Some Reflections on the Experience of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China
    Ruth Hayhoe and Qiang Zha

    Australian Higher Education: Crossroads or Crisis?
    Stephen Parker

    Diverse Challenges, Diverse Solutions
    Bahram Bekhradnia

    The Principal Challenges to Public Higher Education in the United States
    Andrew A. Sorenson

    What Is a 'Public' University?
    Donald N. Langenberg

    Challenges Facing Higher Education in America: Lessons and Opportunities
    Steven J. Rosenstone

    Towards a New Compact in University Education in Ontario
    Ronald J. Daniels and Michael J. Trebilcock

    Part 2
    Rationales for and Modes of Public Intervention

    Public Funding of Teaching and Research in Universities: A View from the South
    Peter Dawkins and Ross Williams

    The Social Benefits of Education: New Evidence on an Old Question
    W. Craig Riddell

    The Case for Public Investment in the Humanities
    David Dyzenhaus

    On Complex Intersections: Ontario Universities and Governments
    Glen A. Jones

    Equality of Opportunity and University Education
    Andrew Green

    Part 3
    Responding to the Challenges: Performance-Based Government Operating and Capital Support

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being: Universities as Performers
    Janice Gross Stein

    The Political Economy of Performance Funding
    Dan Lang

    Public Funding, Markets, and Quality: Assessing the Role of Market-Based Performance Funding for Universities
    Andrew Green and Frank Iacobucci

    Part 4
    Building Excellence: Graduate and Research Suppor
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    Post-secondary Education and Research: Whither Canadian Federalism?
    David M. Cameron

    Anchors of Creativity: How Do Public Universities Create Competitive and Cohesive Communities?
    Meric S. Gertler and Tara Vinodrai

    Innovation and Research Funding: The Role of Government Support
    David A. Wolfe

    Post-secondary Education and Ontario's Prosperity
    James Milway

    The University Research Environment
    John R.G. Challis, José Sigouin, Judith Chadwick, and Michelle Broderick

    Part 5
    Governing the System: New Modes for Promoting Accountability, Transparency, and Responsiveness

    The Governance of Public Universities in Australia: Trends and Contemporary Issues
    V. Lynn Meek and Martin Hayden

    Deliberative Democracy: The Role of Educational Research in Educational Policy
    Jane Gaskell

    Public Universities and the Public Interest: The Compelling Case for a Buffer between Universities and Government
    Lorne Sossin

    Part 6
    Enhancing Accessibility: Normative Foundations for Income-Contingent Grant and Loan Programs

    Higher Education Funding
    Nicholas Barr

    Student Financial Aid: The Role of Loans and Grants
    Ross Finnie

    Public and Private Benefits in Higher Education
    Arthur Ripstein

    Access to Public Universities: Addressing Systemic Inequalities
    Melissa S. Williams

    Education, Equity, Economics: Can These Words Be in the Same Title?
    Arthur Sweetman

    An Income-Contingent Financing Program for Ontario
    Benjamin Alarie and David Duff

    Timing the Payment of Tuition to Enhance Accessibility: a Graduate Tax?
    H. Lorne Carmichael

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