"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.
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."
Glen 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.
Glen presented a paper on the academic profession in Canada as part of an international panel at the World Congress on Comparative Education. The Congress is took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from June 23-28. Monica Monquina and Glen will be editing a special issue of Studies in Higher Education featuring papers from these featured panels
Glen 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.
A new e-book on university governance has just been released by the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia. The book includes a paper on "Trends in Academic Governance in Canada" that Glen presented at a CUFA-BC conference in March of 2012. The book can be downloaded for free from here.
International Higher Education published a paper by Roopa Desai Trilokekar and Glen Jones entitled "Finally, An Internationalization Policy for Canada" in the Spring 2013 issue.
Glen's newest book, Universities and Regional Development: A Critical Analysis of Tensions and Contradictions, co-edited with Romulo Pinheiro and Paul Benneworth, was published by Routledge (June, 2012). While universities are under increasing pressure to help promote socio-economic growth in local communities, this book discusses the tremendous complexities associated with the relationship between universities and regions that makes regional development extremely challenging. Romulo, who was the lead editor on the project, discussed the book in a blog on the HEDDA site.