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: Degrees of Opportunity: Broadening Student Access by Increasing Institutional Differentiation in Ontario Higher Education was commissioned by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) to determine whether there are significant gaps in Ontario’s postsecondary education system with respect to education and research activities, and, if so, how these gaps might be addressed. […]
Research Summary: Making College-University Cooperation Work: Ontario in a National and International Context seeks to answer three primary questions: • Under what conditions does institutional cooperation blossom? • How successful have college-university partnerships in Ontario been to date?• How do the results of Ontario’s approach to college-university relationships differ from those of jurisdictions with a system-wide […]
Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) The Council was asked by the Minister during the Spring of 2008 to provide him with policy advice on whether to create polytechnic institutions in Ontario. The Council undertook several research projects and consulted with stakeholders on the issue. At its December 2008 meeting, the Council’s Board of […]
Research Summary: Apprenticeship Training in Ontario: Literature Review and Options for Further Research provides a brief overview of the relevant literature on apprenticeship training in Ontario, Canada, and around the world. It pays particular attention to the challenges facing apprenticeship systems in the 21st century. It is also a starting point for posing a series […]
Research Summary: Research Study on a Knowledge Exchange Network for Exemplary Teaching in Ontario Higher Education explores how knowledge exchange networks for exemplary teaching can help Ontario’s higher education sector be a leader in identifying, promoting, and applying exemplary teaching practices. The paper analyzes existing research and current models of knowledge exchange, makes recommendations for […]
Research Summary: Student Course Evaluations: Research, Models and Trends represents the first review and summary of existing research on student course evaluations from a Canadian perspective. The study aims to capture and synthesize the key issues and findings regarding the validity and utility of student course evaluations from the substantial body of scholarship in this […]