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Women in Academia

Welcome to the Women in Academia Project HEQCO is pleased to announce the release of a multi-part research project designed to explore current and historical gender disparities among faculty in Ontario universities. Despite advocacy efforts, collective bargaining, targeted funding and legislation, gaps in representation, promotion and earnings for women academics persist. These inequalities are especially […]

Consortia

HEQCO Skills Consortium Ontario’s labour market is unpredictable — as are student pathways into and through it. Many graduates of Ontario postsecondary education programs find themselves working in different careers or sectors than the one they planned on when they began their journey. While HEQCO can’t predict every job-specific skill that students will require after […]

Freedom of Speech

Ontario Campus Free Speech Policy The Minister of Colleges and Universities announced on August 30, 2018 that publicly funded colleges and universities must by January 1, 2019 develop, implement and comply with a free speech policy that meets the minimum standard set by the minister. The objective of the Ontario Campus Free Speech Policy is to ensure […]

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Taking Stock: Symposium on Teaching and Learning Research in Higher Education

What is known about student learning in higher education?  Where are the apparent gaps in our understanding?  What are the implications this knowledge may have on improving the quality of education at institutions?  On April 25 and 26, 2008, researchers, faculty, educational developers and senior administrators from institutions around the world attempted to answer these questions at an […]

Council hosts lecture by international quality assurance expert

John Randall, now an international consultant in the fields of higher education and professional training, spoke in Toronto on March 25 at an event hosted by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. During his lecture to more than 100 leaders from Ontario’s higher education community, Mr. Randall imparted some of his extensive experience in developing and administrating systems of quality assurance for postsecondary education.

Performance Indicators Workshop for Universities

A key component of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario’s mandate is to advise the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities on the accountability of the postsecondary education sector, particularly on the format and content of Multi-Year Accountability Agreements (MYAAs) between the Ministry and institutions. Thus, the Council welcomed an opportunity to discuss this important challenge at a workshop organized in collaboration with the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) at Ryerson University on November 23, 2007.