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Montsion, Jean Michel – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
In recent years, Ontario universities have increasingly targeted Indigenous and international students for recruitment. Focusing on three southern Ontario universities, I examine how service delivery for these student groups is organized in space. In light of Henri Lefebvre's work, I argue that the spatiality of the information hubs created to…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Students, College Students, Universities
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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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Jacobsen, Michele; Eaton, Sarah Elain; Brown, Barb; Simmons, Marlon; McDermott, Mairi – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
There is a global trend toward improving programs and student experiences in higher education through curriculum review and mapping of degree programs. This paper describes an action research approach to program improvement for a course-based MEd degree. The driver for continual program improvement came from actions and recommendations that arose…
Descriptors: Action Research, Program Improvement, Masters Programs, Teacher Education Programs
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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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Stevens, Andrew – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Since the 1980s, research on employment conditions in post-secondary institutions has focused on the growth of contingent academic workers, or what the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) has labelled "non-full- time instructors" (Field, Jones, Stephenson, & Khoyetsyan, 2014). Very little attention, however, has been…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Salaries, Job Security, Family Work Relationship
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Lock, Jennifer; Hill, Laurie; Dyjur, Patti – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
A requirement for quality assurance is becoming more prevalent in higher education today as institutions are being asked to demonstrate that they are providing robust, meaningful learning experiences for students. Many institutions are adopting curriculum review frameworks as part of their overall quality assurance strategy. Three leaders at…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Curriculum Evaluation, Undergraduate Study, Expectation
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Stirling, Ashley; Kerr, Gretchen; MacPherson, Ellen; Banwell, Jenessa; Bandealy, Ahad; Battaglia, Anthony – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The educational benefits of embedding hands-on experience in higher education curriculum are widely recognized (Beard & Wilson, 2013). However, to optimize the learning from these opportunities, they need to be grounded in empirical learning theory. The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics of internships in Ontario colleges…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Postsecondary Education, Experiential Learning, Learning Theories
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Parent, Amy – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This article focuses on high school to university transitions for Indigenous youth at universities in British Columbia, Canada. The study is premised on an Indigenous research design, which utilizes the concept of visioning and a storywork methodology (Archibald, 2008). The results challenge existing institutional and psychological approaches to…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Student Adjustment, College Students, High Schools
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James-MacEachern, Melissa – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This study examines the George Coles bursary program--a financial aid plan designed to "keep residents at home" so they can attend university, by providing a bursary in their first year of university following high school graduation. The study offers insight into higher education students' financial circumstances, thereby suggesting…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Financial Policy, Student Financial Aid, Incentive Grants
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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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Jackson, Brian – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The ways in which university quality assessments are developed reveal a great deal about value constructs surrounding higher education. Measures developed and consumed by external stakeholders, in particular, indicate which elements of academia are broadly perceived to be most reflective of quality. This paper examines the historical context of…
Descriptors: Library Role, Institutional Evaluation, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Armstrong, Denise E.; Woloshyn, Vera E. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The department chair is a complex middle-management position located at the organizational fulcrum between faculty and senior administration. This qualitative study sought to develop a deeper understanding of chairs' experiences when enacting their dual roles as managers and scholars. Using a basic interpretative study design, we interviewed 10…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Ambiguity (Context), Conflict, Barriers
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Villatte, Aude; Marcotte, Diane; Potvin, Alexandra – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This study aimed to identify and rank the personal, family-related, social, and academic correlates of depressive symptoms in first-year college students. A questionnaire that included the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) was administered to 389 first-year college students (mean age = 18.9; SD = 3.38; 59.4% female). Eight variables…
Descriptors: Correlation, Depression (Psychology), College Freshmen, Measures (Individuals)
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Taylor, Alison; Kahlke, Renate – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This paper explores how community service-learning (CSL) participants negotiate competing institutional logics in Canadian higher education. Drawing theoretically from new institutionalism and work on institutional logics, we consider how CSL has developed in Canadian universities and how participants discuss CSL in relation to other dominant…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes
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