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Ahadi, Daniel; Pedri, Jennesia; Nichols, L. Dugan – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This article documents the design, delivery, and evaluation of a first-year experience (FYE) course in media and communication studies. It was decided that CMNS 110: Introduction to Communication Studies would start to include elements to address a perceived and documented sense of disconnectedness among first-year students in the School of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Curriculum Implementation, First Year Seminars, Large Group Instruction
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Jayachandran, John; Neufeldt, Colin; Smythe, Elizabeth; Franke, Oliver – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Post-secondary institutions carry out cyclical program reviews (CPRs) to assess educational effectiveness. CPRs often use both qualitative and quantitative data analyses with the aim of improving teaching and learning. Though most of the CPR review studies identify various factors for this purpose, they fail to identify measures/indicators that…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, College Programs
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Berdahl, Loleen; Malloy, Jonathan – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
There is widespread discussion about the need to develop and enhance the career prospects of PhD graduates, and many Canadian universities are seeking to provide professional development programs and mentorship specifically for doctoral students. This paper considers doctoral career preparation from the department level through an in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Department Heads, Faculty Development, Political Science
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Dengate, Jennifer; Farenhorst, Annemieke; Peter, Tracey – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The university reward structure has traditionally placed greater value on individual research excellence for tenure and promotion, influencing faculty's allocation of time and definition of worthwhile labour. We find gender differences in Canadian natural sciences and engineering faculty's opinions of the traditional criteria for measuring…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Gender Bias, College Faculty
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Magnussen, Jacey; Shankar, Irene – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Faced with a growing demand for adequate policies and programs that meaningfully address sexual violence on campus, the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario and Manitoba have introduced legislation requiring all post-secondary institutions to institute a sexual assault policy. The remaining provinces and territories do not have similar…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Sexual Abuse, Violence, School Security
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Momani, Bessma; Dreher, Emma; Williams, Kira – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This article measures gender pay gaps in Ontario's public post-secondary education sector from 1996 to 2016 using the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Data. We find gaps widening among all faculty ranks. Men were paid on average 2.06%, 2.14%, and 5.26% more than their women colleagues for all employees, university teaching staff, and deans,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Gender Differences
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Bourke, Alan; Vanderveken, James; Ecker, Emily; Shearer, Natalie; Atkinson, Jeremy – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
In this paper we utilize interview data to explore the workings of a college-community partnership program that delivers tuition-free, for-credit courses to low-income adult students in neighbourhood-based settings. Addressing the interplay of individual and structural barriers on the educational readiness of students, our findings explore how the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Low Income Groups, School Community Programs
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Sullivan, Philip; Blacker, Mishka; Murphy, Jessica – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The mental health of Canadian university students is fairly well researched, but there is relatively little evidence concerning the mental health of Canadian university student-athletes. Recent research in the United States and Canada has suggested that mental health (e.g., anxiety and depression) differs between student-athletes and student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Psychological Patterns, Mental Health
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Stein, Sharon; de Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa; Suša, Rene – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Internationalization continues to be a priority within many Canadian universities. While it is imperative to attend to the ethical dilemmas that accompany the intensification of internationalization, different ethical frameworks operate according to different orientating assumptions. In this paper, we seek to pluralize and deepen conversations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Ethics, Higher Education
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Vargas-Madriz, Luis Francisco; Nocente, Norma; Best-Bertwistle, Rebecca; Forgie, Sarah – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Student Evaluations of Teaching (SET) have been the most consistently administered tool, and they are still extensively used in higher education institutions to assess teaching effectiveness. The purpose of this study was to explore how SET are used by administrators in the teaching evaluation process at a large, research-intensive Canadian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness, Administrator Attitudes
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Revitt, Eva; Luyk, Sean – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Scholarship exploring the makeup, function, and efficacy of collegial governance structures within the context of Canadian higher education is limited and primarily focused on the board or the senate. This paper expands that scholarship by focusing on the governance structures of the university library. The objective of this study was to determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Administration, Governance
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Wilcox, Gabrielle; Nordstokke, David – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Understanding personal factors that contribute to university student satisfaction with life is important in order to determine how we can better prepare students for the transition to post-secondary education and support them during this transition. This study examined predictors of university student satisfaction with life, academic…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Student Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Life Satisfaction
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Wilson, Claire A.; Babcock, Sarah E.; Saklofske, Donald H. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The transition from high school to post-secondary education presents challenges for students. Many variables have been identified as significant predictors of student achievement. Resiliency, defined as the ability to overcome challenges and adversity, may be particularly relevant during the adjustment to post-secondary education. This study…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Resilience (Psychology), Academic Achievement, Student Adjustment
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Attas, Robin – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Canadian institutions of higher education are grappling with decolonization, particularly with how to move beyond decolonial and settler colonial theory and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action to practical and specific strategies for meaningful change in the classroom. To that end, this paper offers a case study of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music Education, Music, Postcolonialism
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Poole, Heather; Khan, Ayesha; Agnew, Michael – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Universities across Canada are responding to increasing levels of student stress and mental illness by introducing a fall break. However, scant research has investigated the effectiveness of this intervention. Our team assessed perceived stress and the number of stressors experienced by students at McMaster University using established self-report…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Anxiety, Vacations, Stress Variables
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