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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

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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. 

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.


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.


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

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.


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.

Monica Marquina and Glen Jones are guest editing a special issue of Studies in Higher Education entitled "Generational Change and Academic Work." The issue is scheduled to be published in October, 2015.

Cynthia Field and Kenneth-Roy Bonin will be presenting a paper at the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) conference in Lisbon, September 7-9, 2015.


Glen will be speaking at:

National Systems and Academic Career Pathways, Conference at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 21-23, 2015.








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