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Cooper, Amanda; Rodway, Joelle; Read, Robyn – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Researchers are under increasing pressure to disseminate research more widely with non-academic audiences (efforts we call knowledge mobilization, KMb) and to articulate the value of their research beyond academia to broader society. This study surveyed SSHRC-funded education researchers to explore how universities are supporting researchers with…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Educational Research, Capacity Building, Foreign Countries
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Robson, Karen; Anisef, Paul; George, R. C. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Using data from two cohorts of Grade 12 students in Toronto, we examined whether the transition to post-secondary education changed between 2006 and 2011, particularly for under-represented groups. We used multilevel, multinomial logistic regressions to examine how the intersections of race and sex affect post-secondary transitions in the two…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Grade 12, High School Students, Regression (Statistics)
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Pizarro Milian, Roger – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Conventional scholarship within the sociology of education and organizations posits that schools achieve legitimacy by virtue of conforming to normative standards, abiding by government regulations and mimicking the forms of successful peers. Through this study, an examination of a sample of 751 Canadian for-profit colleges (FPCs) is performed,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Advancement, Proprietary Schools, Private Colleges
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Henderson, Joseph; Bieler, Andrew; McKenzie, Marcia – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Climate change is a pressing concern. Higher education can address the challenge, but systematic analyses of climate change in education policy are sparse. This paper addresses this gap in the literature by reporting on how Canadian postsecondary educational institutions have engaged with climate change through policy actions. We used descriptive…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Waite, Sean – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Since the 1990s, enrolment in postgraduate programs has increased significantly in Canada. In more recent years, this has led to concerns regarding overproduction and the labour market outcomes of those with postgraduate education. Women have played an important role in this growth, but questions remain as to whether women's progress into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Salary Wage Differentials, Gender Differences
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Etmanski, Brittany; Walters, David; Zarifa, David – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Various studies acknowledge the uncertainty many doctoral graduates face when beginning their search for full-time employment within the academic sector. Recent graduates face a job market where the likelihood of obtaining full-time permanent positions in academia is perceived to be declining, and the mobility of graduates within the sector is…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Graduate Surveys, National Surveys, Employment Potential
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Buzzelli, Michael; Allison, Derek J. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This paper presents an empirical analysis of the Ontario-led strategic mandate agreement (SMA) planning exercise. Focusing on the self-generated strategic mandates of five universities (McMaster, Ottawa, Queen's, Toronto, and Western), we asked how universities responded to this exercise of strategic visioning? The answer to this question is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Theories, Universities, Strategic Planning
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Wijesingha, Rochelle; Ramos, Howard – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Achieving tenure and promotion are significant milestones in the career of a university faculty member. However, research indicates that racialized and female faculty do not achieve tenure and promotion at the same rate as their non-racialized and male counterparts. Using new survey data on faculty in eight Canadian universities, this article…
Descriptors: Human Capital, College Faculty, Women Faculty, Tenure
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Calder, Moira J.; Richter, Solina; Mao, Yuping; Kovacs Burns, Katharina; Mogale, Ramadimetja S.; Danko, Margaret – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Universities recruit international students for a number of reasons, including enhancement of global contacts and reputation, to increase enrolment, and to generate revenue from tuition. These students face unique challenges as compared with domestic students, but no published studies or reports exist on this issue. In this article we report our…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Universities, College Housing, Student Experience
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DeClou, Lindsay – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Attrition from Canadian graduate programs is a point of concern on a societal, institutional, and individual level. To improve retention in graduate school, a better understanding of what leads to withdrawal needs to be reached. This paper uses logistic regression and discrete-time survival analysis with time-varying covariates to analyze data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Regression (Statistics), Graduate Students
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Sheridan, Lynn; Murdoch, Natasha Hubbard; Harder, Emily – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this non-experimental, cross-sectional, descriptive research was to survey faculty and staff perceptions of mentorship in a postsecondary institution in order to determine gaps and strengths in the current mentorship environment. The anecdotal activities we present reflect our educational practice environment through the work of our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Grayson, J. Paul – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Teaching evaluations have become part of life on Canadian campuses; however, there is no agreement among researchers as to their validity. In this article, comparisons were made between first- and third-year collective evaluations of professors' performance at the University of British Columbia, York University, and McGill University. Overall, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Behavior, College Students
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Marquis, Elizabeth; Henderson, Jeremy A. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2015
While a wide variety of publications have suggested that the development of student creativity should be an important objective for contemporary universities, information about how best to achieve this goal across a range of disciplinary contexts is nonetheless scant. The present study aimed to begin to fill this gap by gathering data (via an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creative Development, Creativity, Universities
Walters, David – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2004
This paper assesses the importance of the credential requirements used by employers to attract graduates who will use their education on the job. The framework of this study is embedded within the theoretical debates between proponents of the credentialist and human capital theories of education. Past research related to these debates has focused…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Credentials, Education Work Relationship, Human Capital
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Konrad, Abram G. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 1980
A profile of deans in Canadian higher education (their background, career patterns, role characteristics, and professional development needs) is presented. Data were collected by a questionnaire mailed to all deans and directors in public degree-granting institutions in Canada. Deans were found to be much like their professional colleagues.…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Deans, Governance
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