Ontario looking at changes to colleges & universities
There could be some big changes coming to Ontario's colleges and universities.
The Toronto Star reports that the minister responsible for post secondary education, Glenn Murray, has spent the summer meeting with students, professors and institutions about proposed changes.
The proposals include creating an online university and going back to a 3-year bachelor degree.
The first move is expected to be an online university that can grant its own degrees.
Some students love the idea, while one education consultant tells the Star what students really want out of post-secondary education is the experience and making connections.
The most controversial idea seems to be reducing the length of a bachelor degree. The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations says three years is not long enough for students to grasp the subject matter.
The minister is expected to put out a report on the proposed changes this fall.