The Canadian Journal of Higher Education

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 1, 2016

Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization
Cantwell, Brendan & Kauppinen, Ilkka (Eds.) (2014). Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Pages: 296. Price: 34.95 USD (paper).Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization acts as a scholarly...
"A Community College with Ivory Tower Pretensions": Perceptions of a New University
When the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) emerged in 2003 as Ontario's first new university in 40 years, it faced the challenge of creating an organizational identity that would enable its future success, help the university integrate...
Are University Co-Operative Education Students Safe? Perceptions of Risk to Students on Work Terms
IntroductionUniversities and other postsecondary institutions are increasingly expanding their learning opportunities to include co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities, many of which take place in the community. This has resulted in questions...
Barriers to Differentiation: Applying Organizational Studies to Ontario Higher Education
IntroductionIn light of financial challenges caused by the economic downturn of 2008, and due to anticipated waning enrolment growth, Ontario's Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) has identified "differentiation" as a key priority...
Coaches' Perspectives on Their Roles in Facilitating the Personal Development of Student-Athletes
IntroductionUniversity is a time to self-discover, to further one's education, and to participate in different experiences that contribute to one's educational and personal journeys. The educational mission of universities and colleges often focuses...
Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education: A Practical Introduction
Martinez-Aleman, Ana M., Prusser, Brian, and Bensimon, Estela Mara (Eds.) (2015). Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education: A Practical Introduction. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Pages: 331. Price: $34.95 USD (paper).Perhaps...
Early Contributions to the Evolution of the Canadian Scientific Integrity System: Institutional and Governmental Interaction in the Policy Diffusion Process
IntroductionConcern on the part of academics, institutions, funders and the public regarding the integrity of research findings and practices has been stimulated in part by high-profile and mediatised cases of misconduct (e.g., Callaway, 2011; Jasanoff,...
#Follow the Leader: Lessons in Social Media Success from #HigherEd CEOs
Zaiontz, Dan. (2015). #Follow the leader: Lessons in social media success from #HigherEd CEOs. St. Louis, MO: EDUniverse Media. Pages: 143. Price: 29.99 USD (paper).Dan Zaiontz's #Follow the Leader's subtitle, "lessons in social media success from #HigherEd...
Globalizing Knowledge: Intellectuals, Universities and Publics in Transformation
Kennedy, Michael D. (2015). Globalizing knowledge: Intellectuals, universities and publics in transformation. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Pages: 424. Price: $34.95 USD (paper).This book is about the conjuncture of knowledge and the global community,...
Governance of Higher Education
Austin, Ian & Jones, Glen A. (2016). Governance of Higher Education. New York, NY: Routledge. Pages: 204. Price: $47.95 USD (paper)Geared towards an audience of graduate students, practitioners and higher education scholars, this concise text makes...
Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy: Social Justice in Higher Education
Berila, B. (2016). Integrating mindfulness into anti-oppression pedagogy: Social justice in higher education. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Frances Group. Pages: 181. Price: 45.99 USD. (paper).Beth Berila thoughtfully illuminates the intersection...
Math Matters: Comparison of the Mathematics Requirements for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Canada
IntroductionPostsecondary education can change lives. According to Berger and Parkin (2009), postsecondary graduates are, in comparison with those who have only a high school diploma, likely to earn more money and more likely to be employed. During the...
Mindful Teaching and Learning: Developing a Pedagogy of Well-Being
Ragoonaden, Karen (Ed.) (2015). Mindful Teaching and Learning: Developing a Pedagogy of Well-Being. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. Pages: 115. Price: $75 USD (hardcover).Karen Ragoonaden's edited volume Mindful Teaching and Learning: Developing a...
Postsecondary Play: The Role of Games and Social Media in Higher Education
Tierney, W. G., Corwin, Z. B., Fullerton, T., & Ragusa, G. (Eds.). (2014). Postsecondary play: The role of games and social media in higher education. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. Pages: 336. Price: $44.95 USD (hardcover) ISBN 13:978-1-4214-1306-8....
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Perceived Barriers to Pursuing a University Education for Persons in Rural Areas
Attaining a university degree helps an individual achieve greater employment options, a higher income potential, and improved health and overall quality of life (Alberta Advanced Education [AAE], 2005). However, university enrolment is not evenly distributed...
Situating Ontario's Colleges between the American and European Models for Providing Opportunity for the Attainment of Baccalaureate Degrees in Applied Fields of Study
IntroductionDuring the last third of the twentieth century, one of the principal ways in which many countries increased access to postsecondary education was by establishing new sectors of institutions that were intended to provide an alternative to...
The Roles of Canadian Universities in Heterogeneous Third-Age Learning: A Call for Transformation
IntroductionVarious sectors of the Canadian university system seem to be envisioning universitycommunity relationships as integral to the 21st-century university. Judging by everything from community resource guides to strategic research plans, from...
Transforming a College: The Story of a Little-Known College's Climb to National Distinction
Keller, George (2014). Transforming a college: The story of a little-known college's climb to national distinction. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Pages: 146. C$ 32.86 (paper).Conceived first as a journal article in Planning for Higher Education...
Understanding Sexual Minority Male Students' Meaning-Making about Their Multiple Identities: An Exploratory Comparative Study
IntroductionMuch of the literature on college men has aggregated the term "men" to largely represent White, cisgender, and heterosexual men (Berila, 2011; Davis & Laker, 2004; Harris & Barone, 2011). While understanding college men who fall within...
Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority and Liberal Education in the Digital Age
Leitch, Thomas (2014). Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority and Liberal Education in the Digital Age. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. Pages: 176. Price: $29.95 US (hardcover/e-book).I was drawn to this book, as I imagine many higher education...
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