The University of PEI, like many of us, is hunkering down, and has cast a Budget Taskforce that’s accepting suggestions “on ways to increase operating revenues and decrease costs.” This is a laudable exercise. Unfortunately, they’ve decided only to accept input from those inside the institution (emphasis mine):
This is a concrete example of why UPEI needs to broaden its definition of what constitutes membership in the institution. I’ve got several ideas that I think might benefit the taskforce and I’m sure there are many other Islanders who would be willing and eager to help the institution thrive economically. Alas it seems they don’t want to listen to those outside the walls.