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1 Issues in Canadian Universities and Impact on Business Schools November 14, 2012 Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario By Christine Tausig Ford, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, AUCC

2 Summary AUCC snapshot Membership in AUCC Advocacy 2013 Higher education in Canada The value of degrees Role of colleges Improving the student experience 2

3 AUCC snapshot National voice for Canadian universities Foster and promote the interests of higher education, in Canada and abroad A membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice and forum for collective action Shaping public policy, sharing information and research 3

4 Membership 95 public and private not-for-profit Canadian universities and degree level colleges in all 10 provinces Must meet membership criteria, including: Provincial charter/legislation Governance Undergraduate programs, characterized by depth and breadth, taught by highly qualified academic staff Academic Freedom Regional/Provincial members: AAU, CREPUQ, COU, COWCUP Associate members, including Canadian Federation of Business School Deans 4

5 Advocacy: 2013 Focus on 2013 federal budget University research funding, including granting councils, CFI, institutional costs Internships and work experiences for graduate students in private sector International education, marketing, study abroad and international research collaboration Scholarships for Aboriginal students, as well as university reach-back, mentorship and student support programs 5

6 Higher education in Canada Enrolment growth 44% undergraduate 82% graduate 11% increase in international students Faculty hiring One-third more faculty Almost 60% hired since % have international degrees 6

7 population in millions Higher education in Canada Universities are the key to meeting Canada s demographic, labour, economic and social challenges to 64 Meeting the needs of an aging population 10 5 under plus 0 18 to 24 Source: Statistics Canada 7

8 Population growth and enrolment British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario ** Québec (19 to 22) New Brunswick Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island Newfoundland & Labrador Full-time undergraduate enrolment age 18-to-21 Population age 18-to-21 Canada -30% -15% 0% 15% 30% 45% 60% Source: Statistics Canada data and AUCC estimates ** Ontario was age 19-to-22 in 2000 and age 18-to-21 in 2011

9 The value of degrees There are significant income premiums for bachelor s degree graduates Bachelor's Degree Registered Apprenticeship College or CEGEP High school Trades certificate Source: 2006 Census $0 $ $ $ $ $ $ Average annual income 9

10 The value of degrees Legal professions and studies Engineering Business, management, marketing Social sciences Computer and information sciences History Biological and biomedical sciences English language and literature/letters Humanities Source: 2006 Census $0 $ $ $ $ $ $ Average income by field of study 10

11 Business graduates have relatively high incomes both at the outset of a career and on average over their careers Computer and information sciences Mathematics and statistics Biological and biomedical sciences Physical sciences Business, management, Social sciences History Liberal arts and sciences Total - All age groups 25 to 34 years old $0 $ $ $ $80 000

12 In 2006 there were more than two million postsecondary graduates from business programs competition with colleges is intensifying PSE Earned doctorate Master's degree (s) Bachelor's degree (s) (including LL.B.) Total University Degree or certificate Total College or CEGEP Registered Apprenticeship certificate Trades certificate or diploma 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Census 2006: Share of graduates by level of education

13 However, the occupational profile is very different for college and university graduates Trades, transport and equipment Sales and service Art, culture, recreation and sport Social science, education, government Health occupations Master's Bachelor's Total College or CEGEP Natural and applied sciences Clerical Business, finance, adminstrative Management 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%

14 Differences in occupations are reflected in much higher incomes for university graduates in business programs Master's Bachelor's Total College or CEGEP $0 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Census 2006 average income full-time work

15 Example: Business Graduates in Ontario Colleges Universities Employment rate 6 months out 80% 93% Income full-time 6 months out $32,500 $44,100 Employment related to studies/ skills match related to university education 47% 78% 15

16 University business graduates Tools like NSSE and CUSC reveal that university business graduates are among the most likely to feel they: Developed strong understanding of national issues; Have an appreciation of international world/context An ability to work in teams; Developed entrepreneurial skills Strengthened personal relationships

17 Commitment to excellence How do we improve the student experience? 17

18 Study abroad 18

19 Service learning projects 19

20 ndergraduate research opportunities 20

21 Measuring learning outcomes 21

22 Thank you! 22

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