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This website is designed to share information on the activites and publications associated with Professor Glen Jones and his research teams.  On this site you will find information on current research projects, publications on higher education policy, governance and other topics, as well as upcoming events and presentations. 

Glen A. Jones is the Ontario Research Chair in Postsecondary Education Policy and Measurement and Professor of Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.  Read more...

What's New

University and Regions coverRoutledge has just released a paperback edition of "Universities and Regional Development" edited by Romulo Pinheiro, Paul Benneworth and Glen Jones. The volume can be ordered here.

"An Introduction to Higher Education in Canada" by Glen Jones was just published in a volume entitled Higher Education Across Nations edited by K. M. Joshi and Saeed Paivandi and published in India by B. R. Publishing (Delhi). A author archived version of the paper can be found here. Information on purchasing the 2 volume set can be found here.


Axelrod BookGlen's paper entitled "Lineation and Lobbying: Policy Networks and Higher Education Policy in Ontario" was just published in the book Making Policy in Turbulent Times: Challenges and Prospects for Higher Education edited by Paul Axelrod, Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Theresa Shanahan, and Richard Wellen (McGill- Queen's, 2013). The book can be ordered on Amazon here.

"Defining and Measuring Student Success" was a free, policy research symposium hosted by the Higher Education Group at OISE in collaboration with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. The event took place at OISE on Friday, November 22. Additional information can be found here.

Glen Jones and Kenneth-Roy Bonin (Carleton University) have been awarded an Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Reseach Council of Canada to support their research on university federation and affiliation arrangements in Canadian higher education. The grant will allow the research team to develop a national data base of agreements, and analyze the historical development of these arrangements in Canada.


Tsingha conference

Glen was a keynote speaker at the "International Conference on Higher Education Student Learning and Development in a Globalizing Time" organized by the Institute of Educational Research at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, October 27-28. Information on the conference can be found here. He presented a paper entitled "Governing Quality: Positioning Student Learning as a Core Objective of Institutional and System-Level Governance." The paper can be downloaded here.

He presented a paper at the 2013 conference of the International Alliance of Leading Educational Institutes that was hosted by Beijing Normal University from October 31 to November 2, 2013. Glen's paper (with Cynthia Field, a Ph.D. student in the Higher Education Program) is entitled "Increasing Access to Higher Education: A Review of System-Level Policy Initiatives." The paper can be downloaded here.

Glen presented a paper at the "International Higher Education Research and Policy Roundtable" hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, November 2-3. This was the first international meeting of heads of the leading research centers in the study of higher education in the world. His paper can be downloaded here.

Glen Jones, Cynthia Field, Grace Karram Stephenson, and Artur Khoyetsyan have been awarded a research grant from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario to support their research project entitled "Exploring the Work of Part-Time Contingent Faculty in Ontario Universities."


Russian Assoication of Higher education Conference logGlen presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Russian Association of Higher Education Research in Moscow, September 27-28, 2013. The program for the conference can be found here.

WorldviewsGlen was one of the organizers of Worldviews 2013: Media, Higher Education and Internationalization, a conference sponsored by OCUFA, Inside Higher Education, University World News and OISE. This important international conference took place June 19-21 in Toronto. The conference website can be found here.


International Higher Education LogInternational Higher Education published a paper by Roopa Desai Trilokekar and Glen Jones entitled "Finally, An Internationalization Policy for Canada" in the Spring 2013 issue.



Coming Up

Linking People and Knowledge: Strengthening Ontario's Higher Education Policy Research Community. This fulll-day symposium will take place on April 24th in the OISE library. It is sponsored by the Higher Education Group, the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, and the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Information on the program and registration can be found here.


Upcoming speaking engagements include:

April 24, Higher Education Policy Research Symposium, OISE

May 1-2, Panel member at "Creating the Future Today: Navigating Change in Canadian Undergraduate Education" conference sponsored by Sheridan and OISE.

May 25-27, Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Brock University

June 17, Presentation at the Council on University Planning and Analysis Annual Conference.

October 16-18, Annual Meeting of the Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers, Moscow, Russia.


A paper on "Student Organizations in Canada and Quebec's 'Maple Spring'" by Olivier Bégin-Caouette and Glen A. Jones will soon be published in a special issue of Studies in Higher Education.








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