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…

Lifelong Learning in Ontario: Improved Options for Mid-career, Underserved Learners

Report calls on Ontario PSE institutions to introduce programs for displaced workers, adult learners As Ontario’s economy continues to undergo rapid change, the province’s colleges and universities will need to introduce new short-term, flexible training programs that cater to the needs of displaced workers and other adult learners, recommends a new report by the Higher […]

Postsecondary Education Metrics for the 21st Century

Time to introduce new postsecondary performance metrics, report argues Ontario’s postsecondary education system would be best served by a set of performance metrics that would measure, among other things, the skills students acquire during their studies, the link between programs and job success, and institutional financial performance, argues a new paper by the Higher Education […]

The Sustainability of the Ontario Public Postsecondary System: Putting Together the Pieces of the Puzzle

Visit our sustainability page to read more of HEQCO’s research on this topic. Sustaining the quality of higher education goes beyond simply balancing the books As Ontario universities and colleges struggle to deal with rising expenses and stagnant revenues, academic quality risks being compromised, argues a new report by the Higher Education Quality Council of […]

University Sustainability: Expenditures

As labour costs grow faster than revenues, Ontario universities face sustainability challenges With no significant growth in student enrolment projected in coming years, Ontario universities face a future where labour costs outpace revenues. This may create a challenge for sustaining academic quality, according to a new report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario […]

Differentiation within the Ontario College System: Options and Opportunities

Degree granting distinctions are important, but regional factors are also driving differentiation among Ontario colleges In contrast to Ontario’s university sector, colleges in the province are difficult to cluster into groups as they tend to have individually defining characteristics based on local factors such as geography, demographic demand for programs/credentials and regional labour market needs, […]

College Sustainability: Signal Data

Demographic shifts will pose enrollment challenges for Ontario college sector Demographic shifts over the next two decades pose enrollment challenges for Ontario’s public postsecondary sector , but the province’s colleges are particularly susceptible , according to a new report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO).In College Sustainability: Signal Data , HEQCO notes that the […]

What’s the Story? National Media Coverage of Higher Education in Canada

Canadian media coverage of postsecondary education on the decline Coverage of postsecondary education in Canadian print media outlets is declining and has been trending downward since the mid-2000s , says a new report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO). What’s the Story? National Media Coverage of Higher Education in Canada also finds that government […]

Approaches to net tuition: an environmental scan

OSAP reform:  toward more accessible , affordable and cost transparent higher ed Over the next three years , Ontario will be redesigning its postsecondary financial aid system to make public higher education in the province more accessible , affordable and cost transparent.  The two-phase redesign of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) includes consolidation of […]