HEQCO conducts and commissions studies and evaluations, often in partnership with Ontario’s colleges and universities, on key issues in accessibility, quality and accountability. Various organizations and individuals have considerable and valuable expertise in postsecondary education research. The research publications below reflect this collaboration with some of the best thinkers on issues related to higher education. Join our mailing list and keep current with the latest HEQCO research.
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What’s Driving Student Decisions? Analyzing 2022 Ontario College Application Data was written by Hagar Effah, Sarah Brumwell, Margaret de Leon & Jackie Pichette, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Ontario college applicants more open to online learning, but younger students prefer more in-class options A survey of recent college applicants finds that applicants across demographic […]
Inclusion in Work-integrated Learning: Lessons from Administrators, Employers and Students was written by Ken Chatoor & Amy Kaufman, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Study reveals the importance of inclusivity to work-integrated learning experiences and where improvements can be made Work-integrated learning (WIL) provides many benefits for postsecondary education (PSE) students including improved labour market […]
Analyzing Student Supports in Destreamed Math: Helping Students Succeed and Make Informed Choices About PSE was written by Natalie Pilla, Ryan Tishcoff & Jackie Pichette, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Ontario’s destreaming policy shows early signs of success, but equity and awareness gaps remain The July 2020 decision by the Ontario government to destream […]
Student Identity and Work-integrated Learning (WIL): Exploring Student Experiences of WIL by Demographic was written by Ken Chatoor & Lena Balata, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. System-wide data collection is needed to improve the work-integrated learning experience for students from underrepresented groups Work-integrated learning (WIL) is playing an increasing role in preparing students with […]
Working (and Learning) Online: Improving Remote Work-integrated Learning Experiences for Students and Employers was written by Ken Chatoor, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Participating remotely in work-integrated learning offers flexibility, but professional development challenges need to be addressed. Work-integrated learning (WIL) blends formal education with practical learning in a relevant workplace setting. There are […]
HEQCO’s Dialogues on Universal Design for Learning: Finding Common Ground and Key Recommendations from the Sector was written by Rachel Courts, Ken Chatoor, Jackie Pichette, Ofure Okojie and Ryan Tishcoff, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Widespread implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles can benefit all postsecondary students. A new report by the […]