The way HEQCO chose to communicate the results of its recent Skills Assessment Pilot Studies is a perfect example of cargo cult policy research. See full text.
A higher education wish list for the federal parties
The arrival of a new year traditionally inspires new hopes, aspirations and resolutions. With a federal election on the horizon, what can the higher education community wish for in 2019? Read full column.
Questioning university-industry collaboration policy
Underinvestment in R&D has long been a policy concern. Does the problem lie in the design of federal university-industry partnership programs? Emina Veletanlic and Creso discuss results of a recent study in Policy Options. Read full text.
Monica participates in panel on PhD careers
Monica Munaretto was a panelist at the PhD Career Outcomes: Research Results & Future Directions event organized by the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies and the Career Exploration & Education unit on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The event considered questions including: What is the value of a PhD? Where are PhDs employed? What does this tell us about career development programming for PhDs? What can you as a PhD student, potential PhD student, postdoctoral fellow, or professor do to support flexible career development?
Creso speaks at International Forum on Education in Berlin
On Tuesday Nov 27, Creso participated in the panel Exploring Difference: Bachelor`s / Master`s Transitions 20 Years after Bologna at the International Dialogue on Education in Berlin. The panel considered the issues and challenges around Germany’s adoption of the Bologna-style degree structure, situating the discussion in an international/ comparative context considering the experience of Canada, the US, the UK and Poland. The International Dialogue on Education is a joint initiative of the British Council Germany, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German-American Fulbright Commission, the Embassy of Canada in Germany and the Freie Universität Berlin.