MB university presidents express concerns about approach to implementing performance-based funding

The Government of Manitoba appears to be planning to change its funding model and is undergoing consultations about “performance benchmarks,” but student groups, faculty, and school leaders have pushed back and expressed concerns about the model, reports Maggie MacIntosh of the Winnipeg Free Press. MB is reportedly considering metrics such as data on student admission and progression, graduate outcomes, and institutional efficiency. CBC reports that University of Manitoba President Michael Benarroch and Brandon University President David Docherty have also sent letters to the Government of Manitoba expressing their concern about its approach to implementing performance-based funding. In their letters, the presidents marked the need for funding to be reflective of metrics that are within the institution’s control and the unique attributes of the institutions’ priorities and student population. CBC| Winnipeg Free Press (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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