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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  Professor of Higher Education and emeritus dean at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.  Read more...

What's New

APIKS 2018 Findings


from the 2018 Academic Profession in the Knowledge Society 



New Book on Professorial Pathways


Professorial Pathways

Glen Jones and Martin Finkelstein have completed a new book focusing on the structure of academic careers in ten countries. The book received the 2019 award for significant contribution to international higher education by the Council of International Higher Education (Association for the Study of Higher Education). Additional information can be found here.


Honorary Degree

Glen Jones was awarded a Doctor of Letters from the University of Manitoba at their June, 2018 convocation.

Recent Publications:

  • Pinheiro, R., Charles, D. & Jones, G. A. (2017).Translating strategy, values and identities in higher education: the case of multi-campus systems. Tertiary Education and Management, 23 (1) 1-4. 

  • Austin, I. & Jones, G. A. (2018). Emerging trends in higher education governance: Reflecting on performance, accountability and transparency. In E. Halzelkorn, H. Coates and A. McCormick (eds), Research Handbook on Quality, Performance and Accountability in Higher Education (pp. 536-547). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

  • Bégin-Caouette, Olivier, Trottier, Claude, Eastman, Julia, Jones, Glen A., *Nuomi, Christian, *Li, Sharon, X. (2018). Analyse de la gouvernance systémique des universités au Québec et comparaisons avec quatre autres provinces canadiennes. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 48 (3), 1-22.

  • Eastman, Julia, Jones, Glen A., Bégin-Caouette, Olivier, Li, Sharon X., Noumi, Christian & Trottier, Claude (2018). Provincial Oversight and University Autonomy in Canada: Findings of a Comparative Study of Canadian University Governance. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 48 (3), 65-81.




Coming Up

New Book on International Education Policy in Canada

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Merli Tamtik, Roopa Desai Trilokekar and Glen Jones edited a book on international education policy in Canada that was released by McGill-Queen's University Press in October, 2020. Additional information can be found here.


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Academic Profession Survey

Glen and his reseach team are currently administrating the Canadian Chapter of the of Academic Profession in the Knowledge Society survey.  Read more...


Download Literature Review
This review details the findings of research on Canadian professors from 1950-2017.




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