Colleges, universities “equal but parallel”: Franklin

Colleges could become more active in defining their own future, Linda Franklin, President and CEO of CollegesOntario told OCASA board on Monday.

And she  predicted that news later this week, from the Government of Ontario may include items that will affect colleges.

In addressing the OCASA AGM, Franklin said that the past year or two has been unsettled. “We live in such interesting times,” she said. The evolvement of college diploma courses and melding with university degrees has yet to be completely resolved, but Franklin said it perhaps it was time for the colleges to “define their own future”. Perhaps colleges  should not define themselves in their relationship with universities, but to realize the colleges and universities  are parallel but equal systems, and that colleges should be integrated with universities but “not in their shadow.”