As part of its mandate, HEQCO evaluates the postsecondary sector and provides policy recommendations to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to enhance the access, quality and accountability of Ontario’s colleges and universities.
On November 6, 2019, the provincial government introduced Bill 138, which expanded HEQCO’s function to include evaluating programs and services that the ministry provides and funds. HEQCO will provide to the ministry evidence-based assessments of postsecondary programs, services and transfer payments in order to help policy-makers make better, more informed decisions. Bill 138 received Royal Assent on December 10, 2019.
Access Programs in Ontario: OPAIP and Pathways to Education
Findings from an evaluation of two Ministry of Colleges and Universities funded programs designed to address equity gaps in our education system: Pathways to Education and the Ontario Postsecondary Access and Inclusion Program.
Government’s Role in Digital Learning: Review and Recommendations for the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities
Report calls for new plan and objectives for Ontario’s postsecondary online-learning initiatives.
The Lynda.com Evaluation
HEQCO is working with eCampusOntario to assess how students feel about the skills they are gaining from their postsecondary experience, where they feel they could improve and how well the Lynda.com initiative is working to help students gain the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.
Ontario College and University Strategic Mandate Agreements
Report calls for new plan and objectives for Ontario’s postsecondary online-learning initiatives