ERIC Number: ED202254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Citizenship of Students and Faculty in Canadian Universities. A Statistical Report. AUCC Policy Studies. Study No. 2.
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
A study was undertaken in 1976-77 of foreign students and faculty in all Canadian universities. "Foreign" is used to mean non-Canadian landed immigrants as well as non-Canadians in Canada on temporary visas, although the distinction is felt to be a very important one for further understanding. The two main sources of data were the federal Department of Employment and Immigration, and the Education, Science and Culture Division of Statistics Canada, which collects data from individual institutions. Discrepancies were found in the data from the two sources. The student statistical report includes sections on the collection and improvement of student data; characteristics of students with unknown residence status; enrollment patterns of Canadians and non-Canadians; major field of study for both categories; sex, age, and length of time in Canada; and country of origin of non-Canadians. The faculty report includes sections on the collection and improvement of faculty data; characteristics of faculty with unknown residence status; origins and distribution of non-Canadian faculty; citizenship and immigration status by subject taught; degrees earned by Canadian and foreign faculty; faculty rank; previous employment of university teachers; and age and year of first appointment. Substantial data tables are included. It is concluded that: student and faculty data reporting has improved in recent years; although the proportion of non-Canadian students has not changed greatly, that of landed immigrants versus visa-holders has been affected by immigration regulation changes; and the heaviest influx of foreign faculty has been from more established graduate schools in the United States and Europe. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Data Collection, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Foreign Nationals, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Immigrants, Intellectual Disciplines, Recordkeeping, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 151 Slater St., Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5N1 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Note: Prepared by the Research Division of the Council of Ontario Universities on behalf of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.