No paying for poor performance: Ontario college funding now subject to outcomes assessment

No paying for poor performance: Ontario college funding now subject to outcomes assessment

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[Ottawa Citizen] Ontario’s plan to tie funding for colleges and universities to their performance is a shakeup that could be revolutionary, one education expert says.

VIDEO: [CBC News] Ontario college and university funding to be tied to performance outcomes. [Apr 12, 2019]


The province’s plan to become a national leader in “outcomes-based funding” is a good idea in principle, Alex Usher, president of the consulting firm Higher Education Strategy Associates, said Friday.

“But the devil is in the details.”

The province will tie 60 per cent of post-secondary funding to performance by the 2024–25 academic year, according to the budget released Thursday.

The province’s 45 colleges and universities have been funded primarily based on how many students are enrolled. Only a bit more than one per cent of funding is tied to performance.

This article continues at [Ottawa Citizen] Revolutionary new funding to shake up Ontario’s colleges and universities

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