Measures of Student Engagement in Postsecondary Education

Research Summary: Prepared by CCI Research Inc. for the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, Measures of Student Engagement in Postsecondary Education: Theoretical Basis and Applicability to Ontario’s Colleges provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues related to the construct of student engagement, including: (1) a summary of the theoretical underpinnings of student engagement […]

Research Study on a Knowledge Exchange Network for Exemplary Teaching in Ontario Higher Education

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 […]

Student Course Evaluations Research Models and Trends

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 […]

The Nexus of Teaching and Research

Research Summary: The Nexus of Teaching and Research: Evidence and Insights from the Literature provides a high-level review of the existing literature on the connection between teaching and research and provides recommendations for next steps and future research options for the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO). This paper demonstrates that there is little […]

Producing Indicators of Institutional Quality in Ontario Universities and Colleges

In Producing Indicators of Institutional Quality in Ontario Universities and Colleges: Options for Producing, Managing and Displaying Comparative Data, the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) assesses the information needs of Ontario’s postsecondary system, what types of comparative quality indicator data are currently available, and how an effective common higher education data architecture could be structured. EPI […]

HEQCO Discussion Paper: Priorities and Research Agenda (Abstract)

Research Summary: The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) is seeking comments on the priorities and research agenda it should adopt during its initial years of operation. In recent years ​the Ontario government has made significant changes in its policy framework for postsecondary education. The creation of the Council is one of these changes. By statute, the […]