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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

Canadian University Federation and Affiliation Arrangements 

Kenneth Roy Bonin, Glen Jones and Pat Moore have completed a study of federation and affiliation arrangments in Canadian higher education. This work was recently featured in University Affairs

Generational Change and Academic Work

Monica Marquina and Glen Jones guest edited a special issue of Studies in Higher Education entitled "Generational Change and Academic Work." The issue was published in October, 2015.


Governance of Higher Education Cover

Governance of Higher Education: Global Perspectives, Theories and Practices by Ian Austin and Glen A. Jones has just been been released by Routledge. The book is designed to provide an overview of key theories and concepts related to the governance of higher education from an international perspective. The book can be ordered from Amazon.ca or other book stores. 


Research in Colleges: Challenges and Opportunities

On Wednesday, September 30 the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education at OISE  joined with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), and the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) to host a free, half-day research policy symposium. This event explored the development of research in colleges in Canada, Australia and England. It provided an opportunity for institutional leaders and practitioners, policy makers, funding bodies and government agencies to share experiences and learn from each other about how to develop and implement applied research. Each panel consisted of speakers from Canada, Australia and England. More information can be found here.


Enrolment and Funding: Recurring Themes in Ontario Higher Education Policy

This one-day symposium took place on Friday, May 15, 2015. Click here for more information


"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.


"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.


Coming Up

Changing Professoriate - Upcoming event

The Changing Professoriate in Ontario Colleges and Universities

On April 29, OISE will host a research symposium on the changing nature of academic work in Ontario.  This event is free but registration is required. 



Rajani Naidoo

2016 Worldviews Lecture on Media and Higher Education 

 Dr. Rajani Naidoo will be  joining us from the University of Bath. Her lecture is entitled: "Beyond the competition fetish Higher education for global wellbeing." 

Wednesday April 13 2016


A Survey of Sessional Instructors Employed by Ontario Universities

Cynthia Field is  currently working on a survey of sessional instructors employed by Ontario universities. The project is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.










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