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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


"The 'invisible' sector: Private higher education in Canada (by Sharon X. Li and Glen A. Jones) has just been published in Private higher education: A global perspective (edited by K.M. Joshi and S. Paivandi) by B. R. Publishing (Delhi, India). A free preprint version of the chapter can be found here.

Building and Strengthening Policy Research Capacity: Key Issues in Canadian Higher Education was just published in Studies in Higher Education. This paper was originally presented at the first global meeting of heads of higher education research centers held in Shanghai in 2013.

The "Other" University Teachers: Non-Full-Time Instructors at Ontario Universities was  published by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario in 2014. This study, by Cynthia C. Field, Glen A. Jones, Grace Karram Stephenson, and Artur Khoyetsyan, focused on sessional and graduate instructors employed at Ontario universities through an analysis of collective agreements and publicly available institutional data. The project was a component of HEQCO's policy research initiative designed to provide students with higher education research experience and other professional development opportunities.


Universities and Regional DevtRoutledge 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.


Making Policy 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.

Glen Jones and Kenneth-Roy Bonin (Carleton University) were 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 has allowed the research team to develop a national data base of agreements, and analyze the historical development of these arrangements in Canada.


Coming Up

Simon Marginson PhotoWorldviews Lecture 2015:  Simon Marginson (Institute of Education, University of London)

April 21, 2015 1:30 - 3:30
Topic: "Universities, the plutocracy and the 99%: Is high participation in higher education the problem or the solution, in societies that are becoming more unequal?” 

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A Survey of Sessional Instructors Employed by Ontario Universities
Cynthia Field, Glen Jones, Grace Karram Stephenson and Sharon Li are currently working on a survey of sessional instructors employed by Ontario universities. The project was funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.


Glen will be speaking at:

State University of Capinas, Brazil, April 22, 2015

Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, University of Ottawa, May 31 to June 2.







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