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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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Dengate, Jennifer; Peter, Tracey; Farenhorst, Annemieke – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
A mixed methods analysis of Canadian natural sciences and engineering faculty's workplace experiences revealed a gendered care gap with women reporting greater responsibility for students' personal and mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts and behaviour, and sexual assault. Statistical results demonstrated that women were approached…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Natural Sciences, Engineering Education, Mental Health
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Mang, Colin F. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This study examines earnings inequality by gender and academic field among senior university administrators, including presidents, vice presidents, associate and assistant vice presidents, and deans, using data from the Canadian province of Ontario. While a 4.4 percent earnings gap between male and female administrators is initially identified,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Salary Wage Differentials, College Administration, College Presidents
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Dawson, Debra L.; Meadows, Ken N.; Kustra, Erika; Hansen, Kathryn D. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The Institutional Teaching Culture Perception Survey (ITCPS) was used to investigate beliefs of tenured, tenure-track, and sessional faculty members (N=576) about the teaching culture within three large research-intensive universities in Canada. As predicted, we found significant differences between these three groups of faculty members'…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Part Time Faculty, Adjunct Faculty
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Bergeron, Manon; Goyer, Marie-France; Hébert, Martine; Ricci, Sandrine – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This article presents a portrait of sexual violence on university campuses (SVUC) at six universities in Québec (Canada) and explores differences and similarities in the experiences of students, professors and employees. Data are drawn from the "Enquête Sexualité, Sécurité et Interactions en Milieu Universitaire" (ESSIMU). They reveal…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Violence, Campuses, Universities
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Myers, Gordon M. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Universities face inherent informational asymmetries. These make university budgeting prone to various challenges including moral hazard. The last forty years has seen some large research- intensive universities move from centralized incremental budgeting to decentralized Responsibility Center Budgeting (RCB). It is assumed that a faculty chooses…
Descriptors: College Administration, Budgeting, Administrative Organization, College Faculty
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Sweet, Robert; Pullman, Ashley; Adamuti-Trache, Maria; Robson, Karen – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
We examine bachelor's degree completion in the British Columbia post-secondary system, which is noted for its multiple pathways to graduation and ethnically diverse student population. Employing an administrative longitudinal dataset, we compare how the probability of degree completion by students enrolled at research-intensive,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Achievement, Bachelors Degrees, Educational Attainment
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Tamtik, Merli; Guenter, Melissa – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Institutional efforts to address equity, diversity and inclusion in educational settings have been often met with overwhelmingly critical accounts pointing towards well-intentioned attempts that have reinforced exclusion and inequity. A new wave of recent developments among Canadian research-intensive universities (U15) is providing a slightly…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Equal Education, Diversity
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Thomarat, Jacqueline – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This qualitative case investigation considers the historical, inter-provincial proliferation of university Crown foundations across Canada from 1984 to 1998. From the findings of over 40 interviews conducted between 2014 and 2017 and document analysis, this study uses a conceptual framework of policy entrepreneurship and institutionalism to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Philanthropic Foundations, Entrepreneurship
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Ahadi, Daniel; Pedri, Jennesia; Nichols, L. Dugan – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This article documents the design, delivery, and evaluation of a first-year experience (FYE) course in media and communication studies. It was decided that CMNS 110: Introduction to Communication Studies would start to include elements to address a perceived and documented sense of disconnectedness among first-year students in the School of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Curriculum Implementation, First Year Seminars, Large Group Instruction
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