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November 2021

The How of SMA3 Measures, Targets & Weights

MCU published the Ontario university and college SMA3s on November 26, 2020. These documents described the targets that had been negotiated individually with the MCU and each institution, as well as the weighting of each PBF metric over each year covered by SMA3. Unlike most other PBF programs, each metric… Read More »The How of SMA3 Measures, Targets & Weights

Exploring Ontario Universities’ Strategic Mandate Agreements’ New Performance-Based Model

My research found that metrics created for SMA3 are justified only by their adherence to neoliberal new public management objectives; not PBF literature. SMA3 fails to incorporate established mitigations against access bias while introducing the risk of untested and ideologically motivated metrics.