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Liu, Qin – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Two trends in the evolution of quality assurance in Canadian postsecondary education have been the emergence of outcomes-based quality standards and the demand for balancing accountability and improvement. Using a realist, process-based approach to impact analysis, this study examined four quality assurance events at two universities and two…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Curriculum Development, Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Miller-Young, Janice; Sinclair, Melina; Forgie, Sarah – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Quality teaching and how to assess and award it, continue to be an area of scholarship and debate in higher education. While the literature demonstrates that assessment should be multifaceted, operationalizing this is no easy task. To gain insight into how teaching excellence is defined in Canadian higher education, this empirical study collected…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Awards, Professional Recognition
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Stermac, Lana; Cripps, Jenna; Amiri, Touraj; Badali, Veronica – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Sexual violence continues to be a serious problem on university campuses. While the negative psychological and health effects are well known, it is only recently that attention has focused on how sexual violence is related to educational outcomes, particularly women's education. This study contributes to this area and examined the relationship…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Females
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Maier, Reana; Robson, Karen – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
In this study, we explored experiences of Ontario students who engaged in a university-to-college (UTC) transfer. Data was collected through qualitative interviews with 20 participants who began their post-secondary journey in a university program but left before completing it and subsequently pursued a college program. We focused on motivations…
Descriptors: Reverse Transfer Students, Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Decision Making
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Stephenson, Grace Karram; Jones, Glen A.; Fick, Emmanuelle; Bégin-Caouette, Olivier; Taiyeb, Aamir; Metcalfe, Amy – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
This article is concerned with the differences in REB policy and application processes across Canada as they impact multi-jurisdictional, higher education research projects that collect data at universities themselves. Despite the guiding principles of the Tri-Council Policy Statement 2 (TCPS2) there is significant variation among the practices of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research, Ethics, Universities
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Bouchard St-Amant, Pier-André; Brabant, Alexis-Nicolas; Germain, Éric – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
This paper analyzes the incentives induced by a formula to fund universities based primarily on enrolment. Using a simple game theoretical framework, we argue that the strategic behaviour induced by those formulas is to favour enrollment. We further argue that if the funding value differs by enrolment type, it introduces incentives to substitute…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Tamtik, Merli – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
While Indigenous entrepreneurship is associated with significant economic promise, Indigenous innovation continues to be invisible in Canadian policy contexts. This article examines how Indigenous entrepreneurial activities are framed in government policy, potentially leading to another wave of active exploitation of Indigenous lands, peoples, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Innovation
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Grayson, J. Paul – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
In 1963, Glendon College, York University, located in Toronto Canada, admitted mainly Christian students of European origin to a small liberal arts program. Fifty years later the College remained small with a continuing, but less embracive, commitment to the liberal arts; however, the student body included large numbers of young adults who…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Role of Religion, Student Experience
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Wasylkiw, Louise; Hanson, Sophie; MacRae Lynch, Laurence; Vaillancourt, Elise; Wilson, Chelsea – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Several individual differences have been shown to predict academic and psychological outcomes among university students, however, it is not always clear which are most impactful, in part because many of the constructs overlap. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to examine the unique contributions of self-esteem, self-compassion,…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education, Self Esteem
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Hamilton, Casey; Taylor, Darlene; Huisken, Anne; Bottorff, Joan L. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Food insecurity has been identified as an issue among postsecondary students. We conducted this study to describe the level of food insecurity in a sample of university students with a particular interest in the effect of marginalization. A cross-sectional survey was conducted using a volunteer sample of 3,490 undergraduate students (44%…
Descriptors: Hunger, Food, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Lisnyj, Konrad T.; Russell, Regan; Papadopoulos, Andrew – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
This survey study measured the association between risk and protective factors of anxiety and its implications on the academic performance of 1,053 students at a four-year, public post-secondary institution in southwestern Ontario. Logistic regression analyses revealed 13 significant variables at the univariable level, while the multivariable…
Descriptors: Risk, Anxiety, Academic Achievement, College Students
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Haqqee, Zeeshan; Goff, Lori; Knorr, Kris; Gill, Michael B. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Many peer mentorship programs in academia train senior students to guide groups of incoming students through the rigors of postsecondary education. The mentorship program's structure can influence how mentors develop from this experience. Here, we compare how two different peer mentorship programs have shaped mentors' experiences and development.…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Goal Orientation, Mentors, Student Volunteers
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Marques, Olga; Couture-Carron, Amanda; Frederick, Tyler J.; Scott, Hannah – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Many post-secondary institutions are developing policies and programs aimed at improving responses to sexual assault experienced by students. In some areas, such as Ontario, Canada, the government has mandated post-secondary institutions to do so. However significant these initiatives, they are predicated on the assumption that students trust, and…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Trust (Psychology), School Policy
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Trilokekar, Roopa Desai; El Masr, Amira; El Masry, Hani – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
This paper focuses on the recent political spars between Canada and Saudi Arabia as well as China and their impact on Canadian universities. It asks three questions: (1) What key issues did Canada's political strains with Saudi Arabia and China raise for Canadian universities' international education (IE) initiatives and what issues were absent?…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Power Structure, Politics of Education, Universities
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Deckha, Nitin – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Toronto Police Service was exploring how to increase access to higher education to its officers. The service saw higher education as salient to its organizational imperatives of professionalization, increased public legitimacy and credibility, and enhanced academic recognition of police professional learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Development, Undergraduate Students, Police Education
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