Post-secondary institutions are increasingly adopting corporate styles of management, led by Boards of Governors with heavy representation from the corporate sector and administrators recruited from the private sector.

An analysis of the Boards of Governors at the 18 largest universities in Ontario conducted by PressProgress found that corporate executives predominate, accounting for 33.5% of Board members. This was higher than the number of students, staff, and faculty (30.3%).

Public funding supports collegial governance which allows campus community members – faculty, staff, and students – to participate in the decisions that affect them rather than a private, corporate mindset that sees students as products, corporations as customers, and faculty and staff as interchangeable employees in the assembly line of producing workers.

Our vision for Education for All will ensure that decisions that impact the campus community are made by community members with a stake in the outcomes.