Taking Public Universities Seriously
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
- World Rights
- Page Count: 650 pages
- Dimensions: 6.1in x 1.2in x 9.0in
Author InformationThe 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
Frank Iacobucci and Carolyn Tuohy
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?
Diverse Challenges, Diverse Solutions
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
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
On Complex Intersections: Ontario Universities and Governments
Glen A. Jones
Equality of Opportunity and University Education
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
Public Funding, Markets, and Quality: Assessing the Role of Market-Based Performance Funding for Universities
Andrew Green and Frank Iacobucci
Building Excellence: Graduate and Research Support
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
The University Research Environment
John R.G. Challis, José Sigouin, Judith Chadwick, and Michelle Broderick
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
Public Universities and the Public Interest: The Compelling Case for a Buffer between Universities and Government
Enhancing Accessibility: Normative Foundations for Income-Contingent Grant and Loan Programs
Higher Education Funding
Student Financial Aid: The Role of Loans and Grants
Public and Private Benefits in Higher Education
Access to Public Universities: Addressing Systemic Inequalities
Melissa S. Williams
Education, Equity, Economics: Can These Words Be in the Same Title?
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
Subjects and Courses