Final Report of the Aligning and Building Curriculum Knowledge Exchange Network Project

Research Summary: Online Forums for Educators Can Help Improve Teaching in Higher Education While there is considerable research on best practices and innovative solutions to improve the quality of teaching in postsecondary education (PSE), the challenge is ensuring that the information is widely available to educators for discussion and implementation. As virtual gathering places for […]

Phase III Report and Continuation Plan- Collaboratory for Exemplary in College Mathematics- Mathematics Knowledge Exchange Network (MathKEN)

Research Summary: Online Forums for Educators Can Help Improve Teaching in Higher Education While there is considerable research on best practices and innovative solutions to improve the quality of teaching in postsecondary education (PSE), the challenge is ensuring that the information is widely available to educators for discussion and implementation. As virtual gathering places for […]

Review of 2010-2011 pilot studies of the HEQCO Research Program in Knowledge Mobilization for Exemplary Teaching and Learning

Research Summary: Online Forums for Educators Can Help Improve Teaching in Higher Education While there is considerable research on best practices and innovative solutions to improve the quality of teaching in postsecondary education (PSE), the challenge is ensuring that the information is widely available to educators for discussion and implementation. As virtual gathering places for […]

Teaching-Stream Faculty in Ontario Universities

Research Summary: University culture shift: The advent of teaching-stream faculty In Ontario as in many parts of the world, rising enrolments, reduced per-student funding and a growing focus on educational quality are putting pressure on higher education to find innovative solutions. One approach, being used in varying degrees in Ontario and around the world, is […]

An Evaluation of the “Alternative to Academic Suspension Program” at Brock University

Research Summary: Brock program offers new path for students facing academic suspension Across Canada, some 20 per cent of college students and 15 per cent of university students fail to graduate within five years.  A number of them drop out of school altogether or are forced to leave because of poor academic performance. In the […]

University Faculty Engagement in Teaching Development Activities Phase II

Research Summary: Teaching quality a growing focus in university but research still more valued Despite increased emphasis on the quality of teaching in postsecondary education, a survey of professors at six Ontario universities finds that research continues to be more highly valued and have a bigger payoff in status and reputation. Conducted by a team […]

The Effectiveness of the Peer-assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Program in Enhancing Student Academic Success at Carleton Univ

Research Summary:​ Report prepared by Dr. Carol A. Miles, Dragana Polovina-Vukovic, Darcy Litteljohn, Dr. Anthony Marini, Carleton University  Carleton University introduced the Peer-Assiste​d Study Session (PASS) program to assist students who are registered in traditionally difficult or high attrition courses, with combined D, Fail or Withdrawal (WFD)  rates  of  over  30  per  cent,  to  succeed  […]

The Effectiveness of the Writing Proficiency Assessment WPA in Improving Student Writing Skills at Huron University College

Research Summary: The Effectiveness of the Writing Proficiency Assessment (WPA) in Improving Student Writing Skills at Huron University College Huron University College is a federated liberal arts college within the University of Western Ontario.  Its writing Proficiency Assessment (WPA) was developed to  introduce first year students to the culture of academic writing in university, and […]

Taking Stock Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Publication Research Summary: The book is available for purchase at http://mqup.mcgill.ca/book.php?bookid=2425. This book is based upon a HEQCO-sponsored research symposium that was held in the spring of 2008. The symposium brought together leading experts to “take stock” of the research on teaching and learning in higher education and to explore the implications of key findings.  The […]