HEQCO releases report on changes that could help historically disadvantaged students

The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) has released a new report detailing how longitudinal student data could be used to provide better support to historically disadvantaged students. Access Programs in Ontario: OPAIP and Pathways to Education identifies three gaps that either limit or act as barriers to OPAIP and Pathways’ potential impact: A lack of demographic data at an administrative level; delayed and unpredictable funding timelines; and a need for greater capacity to address changing needs. The report recommends that the ON Ministry of Colleges and Universities mandate data collection and reporting, distribute funding on a predictable schedule, and facilitate the development of supports that will meet community needs. HEQCO Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.