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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Research Summary: This study was designed to develop a better understanding of the characteristics of the young people who do not pursue post-secondary education (PSE) directly after leaving secondary school, and the factors that shaped their decision making. Quantitative and qualitative data were used in this study. The quantitative component relied on data files from […]
Summary: The Ontario government is developing a new postsecondary education strategy with the aim of ensuring that the province is able to compete and prosper in a global, knowledgebased economy. Postsecondary education (PSE) is a key component of this strategy. This pride of place is appropriate because higher education is the primary means whereby societies […]
The Ontario government is developing a new postsecondary education strategy with the aim of ensuring that the province is able to compete and prosper in a global, knowledgebased economy. Postsecondary education (PSE) is a key component of this strategy. This pride of place is appropriate because higher education is the primary means whereby societies add […]
Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) Advice on the next generation of Multi-Year Accountability Agreements was sought by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in the documents of HEQCO’s formation. In responding to this request, HEQCO has worked closely with, and continues to participate in, a joint working group with Ministry staff to […]
Research Summary: This report and its accompanying stand-alone appendix provide a review of the literature related to faculty engagement in teaching development activities at universities. The literature review is framed using Stephen Brookfield’s four lenses, and discusses changes to student and faculty learning models, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), as well as teaching […]
Research Summary: “University Participation and Income Differences: An Analysis of Applications by Ontario Secondary School Students” looks at the link between postsecondary education participation and family income status. By reviewing applications to Ontario universities from 1995 to 2005 the authors are able to determine that students in low income neighbourhoods are 13 per cent less […]