Olivier Bégin-Caouette

Olivier Bégin-Caouette
Université de Montréal | UdeM · Department of Administration and Foundations of Education

Ph.D. in higher education (comparative, international and development education)

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Introduction
https://www.lires.ca AND http://olivierbegincaouette.yolasite.com/ Olivier Bégin-Caouette Ph.D. is an assistant professor in comparative higher education at the Département d’administration et fondements de l’éducation, Université de Montréal. His research focus on the interactions between higher education systems and their political, economic, social and cultural contexts, as well as on the production of academic research, the academic profession and the transformations of technical and vocational education institutions. He is a founding member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Higher Education (LIRES) and an associate member of the Interuniversity research center on science and technology (CIRST).
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June 2018 - present
Université de Montréal
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  • Professor (Assistant)
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  • Assistant professor of comparative higher education.
January 2017 - June 2018
Université du Québec à Montréal
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  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • 1) Study of systemic factors contributing to academic research production in Quebec; 2) study of the academic profession in Canada and abroad; 3) study of interactions between academic research and political economic structures.
January 2015 - May 2015
Aarhus University
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  • Guest researcher

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Universities play essential roles in Canadian society. The internal and external governance of these complex institutions faces ever-evolving challenges within a rapidly shifting international context. Written by a national team of scholars, University Governance in Canada asks how institutional decisions are made and who is behind these choices....
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La recherche universitaire est une activité qui transcende les frontières géographiques et qui se construit à même des expertises, des ressources, une mobilité et des collaborations internationales L’objectif de cet article est d’examiner l’influence perçue de l’internationalisation sur la production de recherche par les professeurs d’universités à...
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Resumen: La pandemia del COVID-19 ha interpelado a una multitud de actores y sectores a llevar a cabo una acción colectiva para resolver la dramática crisis sanitaria mundial, reavivando un problema recurrente en la historia de la humanidad: la coordinación de acciones, o la falta de ella. La ciencia no ha sido la excepción: la competencia desenfre...
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This chapter presents the structure of the Canadian higher education system and the relationship between Canadian universities and research and development (R&D) at the national level. In Canada, the constitutional jurisdiction for higher education resides at the provincial level. Research and development constitute a large portion of the federal g...
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At the core of New Public Management (NPM) reforms sit the concept of accountability of publicly funded organizations. In Canada, it is suggested that provinces have increased the number of accountability procedures imposed to universities and those measures would have had an impact on professors' academic workload. This study relies on the Canadia...
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This article compares how faculty members from British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec perceive the influence of federal and provincial policy instruments on the level of academic research production in their province. Mean scores, and a MANOVA followed by Dunnett C post-hoc tests based on a questionnaire completed by 786 participants reveal that prof...
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In the global academic capitalist race, academics, institutions and countries’ symbolic power results from the accumulation of scientific capital. This paper relies on the perspectives of system actors located at the institutional, national and international levels to assess the perceived importance of eight systemic factors in contributing to the...
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This article is concerned with the differences in REB policy and application processes across Canada as they impact multi-jurisdictional, higher education research projects that collect data at universities themselves. Despite the guiding principles of the Tri-Council Policy Statement 2 (TCPS2) there is significant variation among the practices of...
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This article is concerned with the differences in REB policy and application processes across Canada as they impact multi-jurisdictional, higher education research projects that collect data at universities themselves. Despite the guiding principles of the Tri-Council Policy Statement 2 (TCPS2) there is significant variation among the practices of...
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Trade-offs between quality and equality are at the forefront of multiple debates in higher education, and one conceptual tool to approach societies' adjustment in resolving these trade-offs is the welfare regime typology. Relying on the theory of academic capitalism and using research production as a proxy for quality in higher education, this stud...
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en There is increasing interest in how universities are governed, externally and internally (Austin and Jones 2016). Drawing on a comparative case study of the governance of six major Canadian universities and the literature, this article describes the impact of federal research and innovation policy and programs on universities and reflects on Ott...
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In order to fulfill their missions, research universities must maintain conditions and capacity for knowledge production and dissemination, while responding to the expectations of governments, other stakeholders, and/or markets. That universities succeed in this quest is vital, not only for their own future as organizations but also for the benefit...
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Les sociétés du savoir ont de nombreuses exigences à l’égard des universités ; or il est suggéré que ces dernières répondraient plus adéquatement à ces exigences lorsqu’elles sont autonomes (Altbach et Balán, 2007). Cet article vise à mettre en lumière diverses dimensions de l’encadrement du système universitaire québécois par l’État relativement à...
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In order to fulfill their missions, research universities must maintain conditions and capacity for knowledge production and dissemination, while responding to the expectations of governments, other stakeholders, and/or markets. That universities succeed in this quest is vital, not only for their own future as organizations but also for the benefit...
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Les sociétés du savoir ont de nombreuses exigences à l’égard des universités ; or il est suggéré que ces dernières répondraient plus adéquatement à ces exigences lorsqu’elles sont autonomes (Altbach et Balán, 2007). Cet article vise à mettre en lumière diverses dimensions de l’encadrement du système universitaire québécois par l’État relativement à...
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In the global race for academic prestige, early-career researchers (ECRs) play a pivotal role in countries’ research production. The objective of this paper is to analyse the perceived contribution of ECR to research production in Nordic higher education systems (HES). Based on 56 interviews with actors from different organisations in the Danish, F...
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Le processus d'internationalisation des établissements d'enseignement technique suit une évolution qui lui est propre et qui est fortement influencée par le contexte géopolitique local (Gallagher & Dennison, 1995). Cette étude analyse l'évolution des activités internationales et des stratégies organisationnelles des collèges d'enseignement général...
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Le processus d’internationalisation des établissements d’enseignement technique suit une évolution qui lui est propre et qui est fortement influencée par le contexte géopolitique local (Gallagher & Dennison, 1995). Cette étude analyse l’évolution des activités internationales et des stratégies organisationnelles des collèges d’enseignement général...
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Public research funding is both a symbol of the relationship between the state and universities, and a powerful policy instrument to influence the direction and nature of research. This study analyses the perspectives of Danish, Finish, Norwegian and Swedish system actors regarding the impact of block, competitive, strategic and excellence funding...
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Public research funding is both a symbol of the relationship between the state and universities, and a powerful policy instrument to influence the direction and nature of research. This study analyses the perspectives of Danish, Finish, Norwegian, and Swedish system actors regarding the impact of block, competitive, strategic, and excellence fundin...
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In the global academic capitalist race, academics, institutions and countries’ symbolic power results from the accumulation of scientific capital (or research production), as acknowledged by rankings and other bibliometrics. Previous studies suggested Anglo-Saxon higher education systems (HES) dominated the academic field, but per capita analyses s...
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Public research funding is both a symbol of the relationship between the state and universities, and a powerful policy instrument to influence the direction and nature of research. This study analyses the perspectives of Danish, Finish, Norwegian, and Swedish system actors regarding the impact of block, competitive, strategic, and excellence fundin...
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Deyrich, M-C., Bian, C. & Bégin-Caouette, O. (2016). Internationalisation, pédagogie et réformes de l'enseignement supérieur à l'heure de la mondialisation. Éducation comparée, no15, 7-17. http://web.mediateam.fr/afec/revue-education-comparee/abonnement-ou-adhesion/ Depuis leur création, les universités sont des établissements dont la mission est...
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Purpose: In its traditional form, academic capitalism describes how higher education systems (HES) integrate with the new economy. Focusing on a distinct yet intersecting power struggle, Münch’s (2014) theory of academic capitalism rather explains how academic, institutions and countries accumulate, invest and convert capital to maintain or enhance...
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Academic research systems (ARS) play a fundamental role in post-industrial societies. Using the lenses of comparative political-economy, this article (1) explores correspondence between 16 OECD countries and 12 ARS indicators, and (2) examines the extent to which Esping-Andersen’s welfare regime typology explains this correspondence. The non-parame...
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http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/cidec/UserFiles/File/Website/Compendium_GBP_Final_Jan_2016.pdf Since their inception, universities have been global institutions. In the Middle Age, Latin was the lingua franca and students were traveling across Europe to study law in Bologna, theology in Paris and philosophy in Oxford (Neave, 2001). If higher education...
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The current position of knowledge in our societies is unprecedented (Pestre, 2003), not only as a consequence of economic evolution, but also because of social, technological and geo-spatial transformations. New societal challenges require leading-edge expertise; technology makes knowledge accessible, transmissible and open; and, the locus of knowl...
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International experience is said to promote students’ intercultural sensitivity, employability and academic achievement; yet few community college students go abroad during their studies. This study aims to identify which organizational strategies are related to the participation rate in study abroad programs (SAPs). Taking the case of Quebec gener...
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http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1337&context=cie-eci This study describes the design and implementation processes of globally networked learning environments (GNLEs) in a college environment and discusses how these processes may contribute to instructors' professional learning. A thematic analysis was conducted on five interviews w...
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International experience is said to promote students’ intercultural sensitivity, employability and academic achievement; yet few community college students go abroad during their studies. This study aims to identify which organizational strategies are related to the participation rate in study abroad programs (SAPs). Taking the case of Quebec gener...
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This article has two major objectives: to describe the structure of the student movement in Canada and the formal role of students in higher education governance, and to describe and analyze the ‘Maple Spring,’ the dramatic mobilization of students in opposition to proposed tuition fee increases in Quebec that eventually led to a provincial electio...
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Analysis of the relationships between the university and non-university sectors in Ontario and Quebec.
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Community colleges were created to respond to the specific needs of their local community, yet the growing transnational connections established between institutions seem to give the “local”, a global outlook. Based on a survey to which 39 of Québec general and vocational colleges (CEGEPs) - 81% of the population - responded, this article uses freq...
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Through a case study of Québec’s general and vocational colleges (cégeps), this article analyzes the role that institutions play in internationalizing the in-service training they provide to their teachers, and explains how partnerships with educational institutions in developing countries contribute to this process. Data from a questionnaire compl...
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This major research paper uses Knight’s framework (1999, 2004) to define the internationalization process occurring in Quebec general and vocational colleges (i.e. cegeps ). The data collected from 39 cegeps (81% of the population) show that internationalization is primarily motivated by academic and socio-cultural rationales and is realized throug...
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Building on the findings of Cormier, Lessard, Valois and Toupin (1981), which showed teachers' diverse perspectives on education, the objective of this study is to determine whether teachers who work in alternative or regular school setting have different values regarding education. The study Questionnaire de Valeurs en Éducation (Perron, 1981a) wa...

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Although Canada ranks among the world’s top 10 countries in terms of research production, it has moved from 7th to 9th place between 2009 and 2013 (CAC, 2016). There are still gaps in our understanding of the individual, institutional and systemic factors contributing to or impeding research production in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec. This project will test the influence of 4 individual factors (gender, origin, academic rank and personal preferences), 3 institutional factors (founding traits, partnerships and governance), and 8 systemic factors (social beliefs, academic traditions, governance, funding, academic work, institutional differentiation, collaboration with the private sector, and internationalization) on academic research production
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What are the systemic factors contributing to the comparative advantage found in Nordic higher education systems in terms of scientific capital accumulation.