Improving University Teaching – June 10, 2012
Canadian universities should use performance-based rewards so that teaching undergraduate students is valued more highly by professors.
Racism at Macleans? – January 12, 2011
Municipal politicians ought to spend their time providing solutions for real problems affecting people, rather than exaggerating small ones, or fabricating new ones.
Tuition Freeze Continues Post-Secondary Degradation – April 15, 2008
Political posturing and "optics" have again taken precedence over sustainability and good governance.
Richard Vedder, Ohio University, on post-secondary education – November 8, 2006
In many respects, universities are failing in their primary mission. Students pay more and more for a diminished product, a function of perverse incentives that allow universities to dodge normal measures of efficiency and effectiveness.
Letting the Students Decide: A Case for Lifelong Learning Endowments in Manitoba – July 24, 2004
Everyone wants to put more money into post-secondary education. But how they do that makes all the difference.
What can be Done About the “Under-Funding” of Canadian Universities? – September 23, 2003
Three policy changes to improve the performance of universities
Campus Culture Clash – October 20, 1997
Privatized post-secondary institutions are slowly coming into the mainstream, and are showing off the benfits of this unique university experience.
Customers on Campus – January 19, 1997
Our universities are floundering. In the worst public sector tradition, they remain substantially disconnected from their customers and financial benefactors. Funds pour into declining faculties while ones in demand turn away students for lack of resources.