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J. Paul Grayson

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Department of Sociology

Professor

Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 20484
Email: grayson@yorku.ca

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I am the author of numerous articles and monographs. My interdisciplinary research interests have focussed on political sociology, the sociology of literature, the causes and consequences of plant shutdowns, work and health, training design and development, educational outcomes, and the quality of life. My current research is on the student experiences and outcomes in universities.

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Degrees

B.A., York University
M.A., York University
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

Former Chair of Department Former Associate Dean Former Director of The Institute for Social Research

Community Contributions

Research Advisor to Sunnylea Kingsway Community Association.

Research Interests

Sociology , Education, University Student Experiences, Sociology

Current Research Projects


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Skills for Success in University

    Summary:

    On the basis of needs assessment conducted at York, Western, Waterloo, and the University of Toronto development of online courses to deal with students' skill deficiencies.

    Description:

    Research on, and development of, courses for student success in university, jobs, and for democratic citizenship.

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    Role: Lead

A Comparison of Contemporary Students to Those in the 1960s

    Summary:

    On the basis of, among other sources, a replication of surveys conducted in the 1960s at Glendon College York University a comparison of the impact of the liberal arts experience on politics, religion, and the female experience of students in 1963-67 and 2013-17.

    Description:

    A comparison of the student experience in the 1960s and half a century later.

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    Role: Lead

The Development of a Cultural Capital Based Model of Student Outcomes

    Summary:

    A comparison of the predictive power of the College Impact Model as embodied in NSSE with a model based on cultural capital.

    Description:

    Development of the best fitting model of student outcomes at the university level.

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Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Grayson, J. P. (2019). “The life and death of a good idea: Murray Ross’ vision for the ‘new university’.” Journal of Canadian Studies, 52(3): 624-649.

2019

Grayson, J. P. (2019). “‘Plus ça change...’: graduates’ views of Canadian females’ opportunities after fifty years of change.” Canadian Review of Sociology. 56(1): 49-77.

2019

Grayson, J. P. (2018). “The first generation in historical Perspective: Canadian students in the 1960s.” Journal of Historical Sociology. 31: 512-525.

2018

Grayson, J. P. (2016). “The way they were: “Conn Girls” and American culture in 1959.” Historical Studies in Education, 28(2), 76-98.

2016

Grayson, J. P. (2015). "The ‘Feminine Mystique’ and problems of a cohort of female Canadian university students in the early Sixties." The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture, 8(1): 50-74.

2015

Grayson, J. P. (2015). Repeated low teaching evaluations: A form of habitual behaviour? Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 45(4), 298-321.

2015

Grayson, J. P. (2014) . Negative racial encounters and academic outcomes of domestic and international students in four Canadian universities. Journal of International Students, 4(3), 247-261.

2014

Grayson, J. P. (2014) . The Experiences and Expectations of Canadian Female University Students in the ‘Dawn of the Age of Aquarius’. Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, 7(2), 267-294.

2014

Grayson, J. P. (2013) . Talkin’ ‘bout my generation’: Political orientations and activities of a cohort of Canadian university students in the mid-sixties. Journal of Historical Sociology. 26(2), 200-233.

2013

Grayson, J. P. (2011) . Cultural capital and academic achievement of first generation domestic and international students in Canadian universities. British Educational Research Journal, 37(4), 605-630.

2011

Grayson, J. P. (2011) . Cultural capital and the achievement of Chinese international and Canadian domestic students in a Canadian Business Program. International Journal of Management Education, 9(2), 13-24.

2011

Grayson, J. P. (2011) . Remember now they creator in the days of they youth: The quiet religious revolution on a Canadian campus in the 1960s. Historical Studies in Education, 23(2), 87-112.

2011

Grayson, J. P. (2009) . Language background, ethno-racial origin, and academic achievement of students at a Canadian university. International Migration, 47(2), 33-67.

2009

Grayson, J. P. (2008) . Linguistic capital and academic achievement of Canadian and foreign born university students. Canadian Review of Sociology, 45(2),127-149.

2008

Grayson, J. P. (2008) . The experiences and outcomes of domestic and international students at four Canadian universities. Higher Education Research and Development, 27(3), 215-230.

2008

Grayson, J. P. (2007) . Sense of coherence and academic achievement of domestic and international students: A comparative analysis. Higher Education, 13(3), 215-236.

2007

Grayson, J. P. (2007) . Sense of coherence, problem freedom and academic outcomes of Canadian domestic and international students. Quality in Higher Education, 13(3), 215-236.

2007

Grayson, J. P. (2007) . Unequal treatment and program satisfaction among students of European and Chinese origin. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 37(3), 51-85.

2007

Research Reports

Publication
Year

With others (2019). "A Call to Action: Academic Skill Deficiencies in Four Ontario Universities.

2019

With M. Green, (2018). “Opinions of Area Residents of Proposed Bloor St. Development.” Prepared for the Sunnylea Kingsway Community Association.

2018

With R. Kenedy, (2018). “The Generic Skills Crisis in LA&PS.”

2018

With others, (2017). “A Preliminary Report on the Magnitude of Generic Skill Deficiencies Among Students Enrolled in Introductory Sociology.”

2017

Approach to Teaching


My approach to teaching involves using the subject matter of sociology as a medium through which students develop the skills needed to develop analytical, communication, social, and other critical skills. As a result, students are required, on a weekly basis, to discuss case studies and subject matter problems with other students and write synopses of their discussions that reflect what occurred in their decision making processes.


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI3480 6.0 A Organizations, Work and Society ONLN
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI2030 6.0 B Sociological Research Methods ONLN
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI1000 6.0 B Skills for Success in Sociology ONLN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI2030 6.0 B Sociological Research Methods ONLN
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI3480 6.0 A Organizations, Work and Society ONLN
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI1000 6.0 B Skills for Success in Sociology ONLN


I am the author of numerous articles and monographs. My interdisciplinary research interests have focussed on political sociology, the sociology of literature, the causes and consequences of plant shutdowns, work and health, training design and development, educational outcomes, and the quality of life. My current research is on the student experiences and outcomes in universities.

Degrees

B.A., York University
M.A., York University
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

Former Chair of Department Former Associate Dean Former Director of The Institute for Social Research

Community Contributions

Research Advisor to Sunnylea Kingsway Community Association.

Research Interests

Sociology , Education, University Student Experiences, Sociology

Current Research Projects


Skills for Success in University

    Summary:

    On the basis of needs assessment conducted at York, Western, Waterloo, and the University of Toronto development of online courses to deal with students' skill deficiencies.

    Description:

    Research on, and development of, courses for student success in university, jobs, and for democratic citizenship.

    Project Type: Self-Funded
    Role: Lead

A Comparison of Contemporary Students to Those in the 1960s

    Summary:

    On the basis of, among other sources, a replication of surveys conducted in the 1960s at Glendon College York University a comparison of the impact of the liberal arts experience on politics, religion, and the female experience of students in 1963-67 and 2013-17.

    Description:

    A comparison of the student experience in the 1960s and half a century later.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Lead

The Development of a Cultural Capital Based Model of Student Outcomes

    Summary:

    A comparison of the predictive power of the College Impact Model as embodied in NSSE with a model based on cultural capital.

    Description:

    Development of the best fitting model of student outcomes at the university level.

    Project Type: Self-Funded

All Publications


Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Grayson, J. P. (2019). “The life and death of a good idea: Murray Ross’ vision for the ‘new university’.” Journal of Canadian Studies, 52(3): 624-649.

2019

Grayson, J. P. (2019). “‘Plus ça change...’: graduates’ views of Canadian females’ opportunities after fifty years of change.” Canadian Review of Sociology. 56(1): 49-77.

2019

Grayson, J. P. (2018). “The first generation in historical Perspective: Canadian students in the 1960s.” Journal of Historical Sociology. 31: 512-525.

2018

Grayson, J. P. (2016). “The way they were: “Conn Girls” and American culture in 1959.” Historical Studies in Education, 28(2), 76-98.

2016

Grayson, J. P. (2015). "The ‘Feminine Mystique’ and problems of a cohort of female Canadian university students in the early Sixties." The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture, 8(1): 50-74.

2015

Grayson, J. P. (2015). Repeated low teaching evaluations: A form of habitual behaviour? Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 45(4), 298-321.

2015

Grayson, J. P. (2014) . Negative racial encounters and academic outcomes of domestic and international students in four Canadian universities. Journal of International Students, 4(3), 247-261.

2014

Grayson, J. P. (2014) . The Experiences and Expectations of Canadian Female University Students in the ‘Dawn of the Age of Aquarius’. Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, 7(2), 267-294.

2014

Grayson, J. P. (2013) . Talkin’ ‘bout my generation’: Political orientations and activities of a cohort of Canadian university students in the mid-sixties. Journal of Historical Sociology. 26(2), 200-233.

2013

Grayson, J. P. (2011) . Cultural capital and academic achievement of first generation domestic and international students in Canadian universities. British Educational Research Journal, 37(4), 605-630.

2011

Grayson, J. P. (2011) . Cultural capital and the achievement of Chinese international and Canadian domestic students in a Canadian Business Program. International Journal of Management Education, 9(2), 13-24.

2011

Grayson, J. P. (2011) . Remember now they creator in the days of they youth: The quiet religious revolution on a Canadian campus in the 1960s. Historical Studies in Education, 23(2), 87-112.

2011

Grayson, J. P. (2009) . Language background, ethno-racial origin, and academic achievement of students at a Canadian university. International Migration, 47(2), 33-67.

2009

Grayson, J. P. (2008) . Linguistic capital and academic achievement of Canadian and foreign born university students. Canadian Review of Sociology, 45(2),127-149.

2008

Grayson, J. P. (2008) . The experiences and outcomes of domestic and international students at four Canadian universities. Higher Education Research and Development, 27(3), 215-230.

2008

Grayson, J. P. (2007) . Sense of coherence and academic achievement of domestic and international students: A comparative analysis. Higher Education, 13(3), 215-236.

2007

Grayson, J. P. (2007) . Sense of coherence, problem freedom and academic outcomes of Canadian domestic and international students. Quality in Higher Education, 13(3), 215-236.

2007

Grayson, J. P. (2007) . Unequal treatment and program satisfaction among students of European and Chinese origin. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 37(3), 51-85.

2007

Research Reports

Publication
Year

With others (2019). "A Call to Action: Academic Skill Deficiencies in Four Ontario Universities.

2019

With M. Green, (2018). “Opinions of Area Residents of Proposed Bloor St. Development.” Prepared for the Sunnylea Kingsway Community Association.

2018

With R. Kenedy, (2018). “The Generic Skills Crisis in LA&PS.”

2018

With others, (2017). “A Preliminary Report on the Magnitude of Generic Skill Deficiencies Among Students Enrolled in Introductory Sociology.”

2017

Approach to Teaching


My approach to teaching involves using the subject matter of sociology as a medium through which students develop the skills needed to develop analytical, communication, social, and other critical skills. As a result, students are required, on a weekly basis, to discuss case studies and subject matter problems with other students and write synopses of their discussions that reflect what occurred in their decision making processes.


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI3480 6.0 A Organizations, Work and Society ONLN
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI2030 6.0 B Sociological Research Methods ONLN
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI1000 6.0 B Skills for Success in Sociology ONLN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI2030 6.0 B Sociological Research Methods ONLN
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI3480 6.0 A Organizations, Work and Society ONLN
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI1000 6.0 B Skills for Success in Sociology ONLN