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SMA3: Each University’s Economic Impact Metric

Part of the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities instructions to universities was to create an institutional economic impact metric and a definition. The metric should demonstrate the economic impact of their institution, using ministry established principles. Here are the rough themes of what all 21 universities selected as their… Read More »SMA3: Each University’s Economic Impact Metric

Ontario Publishes the Third Generation of Strategic Management Agreements: Performance-Based Funding

On April 11, 2019 the government of Ontario announced its first full budget that brought changes to how Ontario’s Post-Secondary Education system is funded, announcing that up to 60% will be performance-based by the 2024–25 academic year. A change in ministers and the outbreak of a global pandemic later: November… Read More »Ontario Publishes the Third Generation of Strategic Management Agreements: Performance-Based Funding

Metrics and Targets

A Bounty of Metrics, A Bafflegab of Measures and Targets

One of my motivations for compiling this information was to highlight that even the twenty-one system-wide metrics, did not have system-wide methods for measuring targets. Practically, each university has been able to provide public updates based on these measures for their first-year SMA report (Brock University, University of Toronto, Western… Read More »A Bounty of Metrics, A Bafflegab of Measures and Targets

How Universities Describe Themselves in SMA2

Did the roadmap for differentiation was first proposed in the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario’s (HEQCO’s) 2010 report The Benefits of Greater Differentiation of Ontario’s University Sector (Weingarten & Deller) and the subsequent framework created by MTCU in 2013 yield differentiated SMAs for SMA2? I used a corpus-based critical… Read More »How Universities Describe Themselves in SMA2

Papers and publications notes

Citations and Published Papers

Not all 2017-2020 SMAs include numeric targets for citations and total papers published or per faculty member. These types of targets can be difficult to set, measure and agree on, as Guelph University’s SMA comments: ..it is worth noting, that the focus of the system-wide metrics identified in the table… Read More »Citations and Published Papers

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Ontario Universities’ 2017-2020 Strategic Mandate Agreements with MTCU

From 2017 to 2020 Ontario universities’ growth and 4 percent each of university’s funding from the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU) is governed by individual Strategic Mandate Agreements (SMAs) struck between MTCU and each University. A portion of Ontario Universities’ ongoing relationship with MTCU and the provincial government… Read More »Ontario Universities’ 2017-2020 Strategic Mandate Agreements with MTCU