Former OCUFA President Mark Langer debates teaching-only univerisities on Ottawa Morning

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Former OCUFA President Mark Langer debated former Carleton University President Richard Van Loon on the virtues of establishing new ‘teaching-only’ universities in Ontario. Van Loon, co-author of the book Academic Reform, is an advocate for these new institutions, suggesting that they are a way to accommodate growing university enrolment in Ontario at a lower per-student cost. Langer countered with OCUFA’s view that teaching-only institutions actually provide none of the benefits they are supposed to deliver: they are not cheaper (for students and government), and by removing research from the university, they do not provide the quality education that students expect.

The full radio segment can be heard here.

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