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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 "Other" University Teachers: Non-Full-Time Instructors at Ontario Universities was just published by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. This study, by Cynthia C. Field, Glen A. Jones, Grace Karram Stephenson, and Artur Khoyetsyan, focused on sessional and graduate instructors employed 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.

Linking People and Knowledge: Strengthening Ontario's Higher Education Policy Research Community. This full-day symposium took place on April 24th in the OISE library. It was sponsored by the Higher Education Group, the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, and the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.

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


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.


"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.


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.



Coming Up

Upcoming speaking engagements include:

September 8-10, Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers, Rome Italy.

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

October 24, Presentation at "Faculty Associations in the 21st Century: Learning From the Past" organized for the 50th Anniversary of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations.









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