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Professor Glen A. Jones to receive CSSHE's Distinguished Member Award  


By Jennifer Sipos-Smith

May 30, 2011

 

In Fredericton, New Brunswick at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) annual general meeting tomorrow, OISE’s Glen A. Jones will receive the 2011 Distinguished Member Award. Glen’s joins just twenty-four other scholars, including his former professor OISE’s Michael Skolnik, who have achieved this prestigious honour.  

Glen is a professor in the department of Theory and Policy Studies in Education and a former associate dean, academic at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto. His research focuses on policy and politics of higher education in Canada. He is interested in the relationships between institutions of higher education and government, the relationships between institutions, and the decision making processes within these institutions.
 
The award honours someone who has contributed substantially to the study of higher education over a long period of time, either as an active participant in the field or through a supporting role. The criterion for the award stipulates that “through work and/or research, the influence of this person has been felt on postsecondary education in Canada. If active in the study of higher education, has contributed to widely disseminated research and has been a contributing member of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education. If in a "supporting" role (i.e., president, college teacher, senior agency professional, etc.) has widely publicized and supported the development of research in higher education.”
 
The Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education meets this week in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and will be well-attended by OISE faculty and graduate students. The purpose of the CSSHE is to promote scholarship related to postsecondary education through publications and scholarly conferences. The CSSHE is a registered charitable organization, funded through membership fees, subscriptions, donations and a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.