Revisiting Ontario College and University Revenue Data

Research Summary: Revisiting Ontario College and University Revenue Data, prepared by Snowdon & Associates, aims to provide a dependable estimate of inflation-adjusted revenue per full-time equivalent student at Ontario’s colleges and universities. Using the Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) as a measure of inflation, the report finds that the application of the HEPI to funding […]

Advice on the structure of the Multi-Year Accountability Agreements with Ontario postsecondary institutions

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 […]

Degrees of Opportunity Broadening Student Access by Increasing Institutional Differentiation in Ontario

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. […]

Making College-University Cooperation Work: Ontario in a National and International Context

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 […]

Advice on whether to establish polytechnic institutions and on system design

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 […]

Apprenticeship Training in Ontario Literature Review and Options for Further Research

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 […]

Polytechnics in Higher Education Systems A Comparative Review and Policy Implications for Ontario

“Polytechnics” in Higher Education Systems: A Comparative Review and Policy Implications for Ontario seeks to critically examine the experiences of selected higher education jurisdictions with polytechnic education through a literature review of relevant developments in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Finland and Canada (specifically British Columbia, Alberta and New Brunswick). Insights from this analysis […]