HEQCO releases two new reports on PSE access challenges for under-represented groups

November 18, 2015

The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario has released two new studies investigating the challenges faced when universities and colleges work to improve PSE access for under-represented groups. The first report, titled “The Recruitment of Under-represented Groups to Ontario Colleges: A Survey of Current Practices,” looked at student recruitment efforts from 12 ON colleges to find that asking students to self-identify as members of under-represented groups created major difficulties for schools to understand what proportion of their students came from these groups. The second study shifted the question to universities and found that although universities engaged in many outreach efforts directed toward under-represented groups, “there was little evidence of formal evaluations of the effects of these activities.”  HEQCO | Report (Colleges) | Report (Universities)