Ontario postsecondary institutions experience shifting faculty demographics, patterns of academic work, performance expectations, and policy requirements. How have colleges and universities dealt with these changes? What role can the provincial government play to induce positive institutional responses? These questions were debated on Friday April 29 at OISE in the Symposium on the Changing Professoriate in Ontario Colleges and Universities. See full story…
The report examines the policy framework in the Anglophone jurisdictions that are the major destinations for international students, and how and why their policy frameworks evolved over the last fifteen years (2000-2015). Further, the report assesses Ontario’s competitiveness as a destination for international students in relation to other jurisdictions.
In Canada, international student numbers have risen dramatically by 226% since 2000. In Ontario the proportional increase of 265% is higher than the combined growth rate in England, Australia and the US (239%). However, this represents growth from a relatively small base, and there are several constraints in place to the attraction of international students that deserve attention. As MTCU embarks on crafting an international education strategy, the report makes several recommendations to enhancing Ontario’s competitiveness.
While OISE has had a higher education research and education function since 1977, many new opportunities through new hires, along with recent internal alliances with other related scholarly efforts, has led to the creation of the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education (CIHE).
As the largest academic research and policy unit of its kind in Canada, the new centre will provide a focal point for external relationships with other Canadian and global colleagues and organizations and a point of contact for media. See full announcement here.
The event took place in September 21-22, and brought together an international group of scholars, policy makers, and government representatives. Professor Sá’s presentation was entitled, “Science, Technology, Globalization & Universities: Brazil in Global Perspective”.
Creso Sá will serve as Director of the newly established Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education at OISE-University of Toronto. Standing on the shoulder’s of Canada’s premier graduate program in higher education, the Centre will be one of the largest academic research units in the field. Through its research and knowledge mobilization activities, the Centre will inform, inspire and influence policy debate and public discourse on the various aspects of higher education in Canada and internationally.