The mandate of the Committee for the Review of the Public Post-Secondary Education system will be to undertake a review of the province’s public post-secondary education system, including exploring how our system compares to other jurisdictions and recommend options to achieve better outcomes in post-secondary education in a more cost-efficient manner. The Committee will consider The Way Forward in the development of a strategic vision of public post-secondary education for the next decade. Through the development of measurable educational goals, the Committee will help ensure our institutions are well-positioned to meet the needs of students well into the future, address emerging labour demands, and continue to contribute to the province’s economic growth.
This will be a Tier II Committee composed of one chairperson and two vice-chairs selected through an open call for applications from the public. Applicants from within and outside the province are welcome to submit an application.
Persons appointed to the Committee by the Lieutenant Governor in Council should collectively have experience and expertise related to the post-secondary education system, specifically, governance and institutional accountability, administration, program development and evaluation, financial efficiency and sustainability, infrastructure, post-secondary education funding models, and research in post-secondary education environment. The capacity for strategic thinking is critical for the committee to develop a long-term strategic vision of public post-secondary education for the next decade.
The Committee should reflect and be able to appreciate and respect needs and issues related to: geography, gender, international students, Indigenous education, board members, students with disabilities and accessibility, mental health, LGBTQ, student support services, program quality, program responsiveness, professional development, institutional outcomes, applied research, faculty, and administrators.
The combined education and experience of the Committee should include the following:
Substantial experience with and knowledge of the public post-secondary education system
Knowledge of factors which contribute to successful educational outcomes in public post-secondary education:
Expertise in areas of public post-secondary education systems specified in the terms of reference:
Knowledge of current issues in public post-secondary education
Chairperson candidates should possess most, if not all, of the following characteristics:
Additional Qualifications for all Task Force Members:
Key personal attributes required of members include:
Committee members should be available to work on a full-time basis in the St. John’s area. The members will also travel throughout the province to support stakeholder consultations associated with Committee functions. Members will also be expected to spend additional time to prepare for meetings and prepare reports.
Task Force appointees will serve until the final Committee report is completed and provided to Government, which is expected by Winter 2020.
The Committee is seeking to fill one chairperson and two vice-chair positions. Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile above and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.
Applications will be accepted for this opportunity until end of day November 7, 2018.