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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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HEQCO Discussion Paper: Priorities and Research Agenda (Abstract)

Research Summary: The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) is seeking comments on the priorities and research agenda it should adopt during its initial years of operation. In recent years ​the Ontario government has made significant changes in its policy framework for postsecondary education. The creation of the Council is one of these changes. By statute, the […]

National Survey of Student Engagement Workshop

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Workshop was an important event for HEQCO. It was our first public research venture and focused on two key components of our research plan – learning quality and accountability. It signaled our intent to work closely with established experts to build on existing research and analysis. Finally, it was a valuable opportunity to “test drive” a workshop model that we hope to use on future occasions.