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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education



Dan Lang
Professor Emeritus

phone: (416) 978-1246
email: dan.lang@utoronto.ca  
website: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/depts/tps/dlang/

Departments:
Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education


Research Overview

Current research interests include: performance measurement, quality assurance, finance, management, budgeting, planning, inter-institutional planning and cooperation, and history.


Curriculum Vitae

http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/Curriculum_Vitae/Dan_Lang_CV.pdf

Academic History

University of Toronto: Doctor of Philosophy, 1976
Wesleyan University: Master of Arts, 1969
New York University School of Law: Root-Tilden Scholar, 1966-67
Wesleyan University: General Motors Scholar, Bachelor of Arts, 1966


Teaching Overview

GRADUATE COURSES

TPS/LHA2006, Educational Finance and Economics
TPS1809/LHA, Administration of Colleges and Universities
TPS1811/LHA, Institutional Research and Planning

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

INX199Y, University and Society, Faculty of Arts and Science
VIC199Y, School and Society, Faculty of Arts and Science, Victoria College
MGTC55, Planning and Budgeting in Public Institutions, UT-Scarborough
MGTC56, Economics of Education, UT-Scarborough


Representative Publications

Chapters in books:

“Approaches to the Funding of Schools and Their Effects on Capacity,” in Nina Bascia, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datnow, Kenneth Leithwood, and David Livingstone, eds., International Handbook on Educational Policy, Manchester, U.K.: Springer, 2005

"Formulaic Approaches to the Funding of Colleges and Universities," in Nina Bascia, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datnow, Kenneth Leithwood, and David Livingstone, eds., International Handbook on Educational Policy, Manchester, U.K.: Springer, 2005.

“The Political Economy of Performance Funding,” in Frank Iacobucci and Carolyn Tuohy, Taking Public Universities Seriously, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

 “Incentives in Financing Higher Education,” in C. Amrhein and B. Baron, eds., Building Success in a Global University, Lemmens Medien, Bonn-Berlin, 2013.

 

Refereed journal articles:

 “Similarities and Differences: A Case Study in Measuring Diversity and Selecting Peers in Higher Education,” Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education Professional File, No. 18, Spring, 1999

“Responsibility Centre Budgeting and Responsibility Centre Management in Theory and Practice,” Higher Education Management, Vol. 11, No.3 (1999)

“Similarities and Differences: Measuring Diversity and Selecting Peers in Higher Education,” Higher Education, Vol. 39, No. 1 (2000

  “A Lexicon of Inter-institutional Cooperation: The Forms of Inter-institutional Combination,” Higher Education, Vol. 44, No. 1 (2002).

 “’Flags and Slots’: Special Interest Groups and Selective Admission,” with Katherine Lang, Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Vol. XXXII, No. 2 (2002)

   Amos Brown and the educational meaning of the American Agricultural College Act,” History of Education , Vol.  31, No.  2 (2002).` 1

  “The Future of Merger: What Do We Want Mergers To Do – Efficiency or Diversity?” Canadian Journal of Higher Education,  Vol. XXXIII, No. 3 (2003)

   “Comparison of Universities: Peer Selection Practice by the University of Toronto and Its Implications for Chinese Universities,” with Qiang Zha, Educational Research, China National Institute for Educational Research, Peking, 2004

“Comparing Universities: A Case Study between Canada and China,” with Qiang  Zha, Higher Education Policy, Vol. 17, 2004 .

“Origins of the American Land Grant College Movement.” Higher Education Perspectives, Special Issue, March 2006.

“Lead them to Water and Pay them to Drink: An Experiment with Services and Incentives for College Achievement,” with Joshua Angrist and Philip Oreopoulos, National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Series , Number12790. December 2006

 "Incentive and Services for College Achievement: Evidence from a Randomized Trial," with Joshua Angrist and Philip Oreopoulos,  American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, October 2008. (Social Sciences Research Network Top Ten research papers, 2008)

“The Effects of Articulation on College Choice,” The College Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 3, Summer 2008.

Transfer, Choice, and Articulation in a Binary Post-secondary System,” Higher Education, Vol. 57, No. 3, March 2009

“The Effects of Monopsony in Higher Education,” with Michael Cooke, Higher Education.  Vol. 57, No. 4, May 2009.

“How Working Boards Work,” Higher Education Perspectives, Vol. 1, No.1 2004 .

 “World Class or the Curse of Comparison?” Canadian Journal of Higher Education Vol. XXXV. No. 3, 2005 (in English).

 

Review essays:

The University of Toronto: A History by M.L. Friedland in History of Education, in press.

Research Grants and Contracts

Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, A comparison of student financial aid among the G-8 nations, $30,000, 2003-2006
Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, Student Achievement and Retention Project, with P.Oreopoulos, $4.43 million, 2005-2007
Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, First Generation Students research design, $60,000, 2006.
Deciding to Transfer, HEQCO, $160,000, 2000-2001


Honours and Awards

General Motors Scholar, Wesleyan University
Deans List, Wesleyan University, 1962-1966
National Forensic League New England Champion
Phillips-Exeter Teaching Fellowship
Root-Tilden Scholar, New York University School of Law
Association of Commonwealth Universities/Commonwealth Foundation Traveling Fellowship.
International Association of Universities Palgrave Prize
Beijing Forum 2004
Laurentian University, Algoma University College, Honorary Member of the Senate.
Papal Order of Saint Gregory.
Arbor Award, University of Toronto.
"Incentive and Services for College Achievement: Evidence from a Randomized Trial," with J.
Angrist and P. Oreopoulos, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, October 2008.
Social Sciences Research Network Top Ten research papers, 2008 and 2010.
University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame
Canadian Federation of Teachers, named to Panel of Experts.
John McManus Award, Ontario University Athletic Association
Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Distinguished Member AwardGeneral

Professional Activities

Toronto School of Theology, Board of Trustees, 2008 ; Chair, Institutional Evaluation Committee, 2014 -
Saint Augustines Seminary, Board of Governors and Finance Committee, 2001 2007; 2013 -
Humber College, Board of Governors, 2014 -


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