Expansion of degree-granting capabilities in ON “blurs lines,” but impact less than expected: Editorial

In a recent article for University Affairs, Matthew Halliday discusses how the recent changes to the kinds of programming Ontario colleges can offer could impact universities. Universities may be wary about the new expansion that allows colleges to grant degrees in areas of labour market need, as it complicates the distinctions between colleges and universities. However, college administrators have noted that these concerns may be overblown, as colleges have not reached their degree caps. Halliday writes that the labour market impact of enabling colleges to offer degree programs may be smaller than anticipated. The article concludes with a discussion of how institutions are instead choosing cautious, market-driven approaches to developing new degree programs. Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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