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Paul Grayson

Department of Sociology

Professor
 
Office: 438 Atkinson
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 20484
Emailgrayson@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.Atkinson.yorku.ca/~pgrayson/
 
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   Area of Specialization

Sociology


Research Interests

University Student Experiences

Current Research Projects

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All Publications

Books

Grayson, P. 1997 (With Judy Chapman, Peter Dietsche, John Gardner, and Sid Gilbert) From Best Intentions to Best Practices: The First-Year Experience in Canadian Postsecondary Education. Colombia: University of South Carolina.

Book Chapters

Grayson, P. 1994 "One Step at a Time: The Development of Systematic Student Surveys at York University," in Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Measuring Up: Using Indicators to Manage Change, Ottawa.

Journal Articles

Grayson, P. 2001 “The Performance of ‘Gifted’ High School Students in University,” Canadian Journal of Higher Education, accepted for publication.

Grayson, P. 1999 "Student Hardship and Support for a Faculty Strike," Research in Higher Education, 40:5.

Grayson, P. 1999 "The Impact of University Experiences on Self-Assessed Skills," Journal of College Student Development, 40:2.

Grayson, P. 1999 “Measuring 'Value Added' in Skills in Four Faculties Using Surveys,” Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 29:1.

Grayson, P. 1998 “Race and Retention in a Canadian University,” Higher Education, 36.

Grayson, P. 1997 “Academic Achievement of First-Generation Students in a Canadian University,” Research in Higher Education, 38:6.

Grayson, P. 1997 “An Assessment of Health Risk for First Year Students,” Journal of the First Year Experience, 9:2.

Grayson, P. 1997 “Place of Residence, Student Involvement, and First Year Marks,” Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 27:1.

Grayson, P. 1995 “Does Race Matter? - Outcomes of the First Year Experience in a Canadian University,” Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 25:2.

Grayson, P. 1994 "First Year Science in a Commuter University: Where to Intervene," Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 24: 2.

Conference Papers

Grayson, P. 2000 “Students Who Are Willing to Join Unions,” Presented to the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, May, Edmonton.

Grayson, P. 2000 “Factors Affecting the Quality of University Graduates’ Jobs,” Annual Meetings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, May, Edmonton.

Grayson, P. 1999 With S. Bell and S. Stowe, “Students’ Attitudes Toward Debt: A Study of Atkinson College York University and Ryerson Polytechnic University. Meetings of the Canadian Institutional and Research Planning Association, October, Quebec City.

Grayson, P. 1997 “Student Support for a Faculty Strike,” Presented to the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Institutional Research and Planning Association, October, Toronto.

Grayson, P. 1997 “Student Experience and Outcome Studies,” Presented to the Meetings of the OCSA, April, Toronto.

Grayson, P. 1997 “The Use of Survey Data in Departmental Reviews,” Presented to the Conference Board of Canada Conference on 'Rethinking Data: From Accountability to High Performance in the New Public Sector.' April, Toronto.

Grayson, P. 1996 “Race and First Year Retention,” Annual Meetings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, May, Brock University, St. Catharines.

Grayson, P. 1996 “Value Added in Generic Skills Between First and Final Year: A Pilot Project,” Annual Meetings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, May, Brock University, St. Catharines.

Grayson, P. 1995 With Judy Chapman, Peter Dietsche, and Sid Gilbert, “The Experience of First Year Students in Canadian Universities,” Fourth Canadian-American Conference on the First-Year Experience, December, Toronto.

Grayson, P. 1995 “Implications of First Year Student Research for Academic Advisors,’ Second Annual Conference for Academic Advisors in Ontario, June, Toronto.

Grayson, P. 1993 "One Step at a Time: The Development of Systematic Student Surveys at York University," AUCC Conference on Using Indicators to Manage Change, November, Winnipeg.

Research Reports

Grayson, P. 1999 First Year Experiences of B-pool Registrants.

Grayson, P. 1999 The Performance of 'Gifted' High School Students in University.

Grayson, P. 1999 The Student Experience at York University: The Effects of Income, Race, and Gender Over Four Years.

Grayson, P. 1998 Using Modified CSEQ Questions to Measure the Effect of Good Practices on Skills Development.

Grayson, P. 1998 Experiences of York Graduates - Two Years Later.

Grayson, P. 1998 Student Hardship and Support for a Faculty Strike.

Grayson, P. 1997 Follow-up Survey of Strike Impact.

Grayson, P. 1997 Racial Origin and Withdrawal from University.

Grayson, P. 1997 Who Goes Where? An Exploratory Study of Recent York Graduates.

Grayson, P. 1997 Using Surveys to Measure ?Value Added' in Four Faculties.

Grayson, P. 1997 The Strike from the Students' Viewpoint.

Grayson, P. 1997 Who Gets Jobs? The Initial Labour Market Experiences of York Graduates.

Grayson, P. 1996 Under- and Over-Achievement in First Year.

Grayson, P. 1996 The Retention of First Year Students in Atkinson College: Institutional Failure or Student Choice.

Grayson, P. 1996 Value Added in Generic Skills Between First and Final Year: A Pilot Project.

Grayson, P. 1996 Race and First Year Retention on a Canadian Campus.

Grayson, P. 1995 Place of Residence and First Year Marks.

Grayson, P. 1995 Race and First Year Retention in a Canadian University.

Grayson, P. 1995 The First Generation at York University.

Grayson, P. 1995 The Health of First Year Students.

Grayson, P. 1995 Globe and Mail Reports, Student Experiences, and Negative Racial Encounters.

Grayson, P. 1994 Comparative First Year Experiences at York University: Science, Arts and Atkinson.

Grayson, P. 1994 A Characterization of Areas of Racial Tension Among First Year Students: A Focus Group Follow-Up to a Large Survey.

Grayson, P. 1994 Race on Campus: Outcomes of the First Year Experience at York University.

Grayson, P. 1994 Racialization and Black Student Identity at York University.

Grayson, P. 1994 The Social Construction of 'Visible Minority' for Students of Chinese Origin.

Grayson, P. 1994 Who Leaves Science? - The First Year Experience at York University.

Grayson, P. 1993 The Characteristics, Needs, and Expectations of Students Entering York University.

Grayson, P. 1993 Gender, Minority Status, and Desired Outcomes of Post Secondary Education for Adults: The Student Perspective.

Grayson, P. 1993 Outcomes and Experiences of First Year Science Students in Two Universities.

Grayson, P. 1993 Improving First Year Science Education in a Commuter University.

Grayson, P. 1993 The Experience of Female and Minority Students in First Year Science.

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOCI2030 6.0  Sociological Research Methods ONLN Course Website 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOCI3480 6.0  Organizations, Work and Society ONLN Course Website 


Area of Specialization

Sociology



Research Interests:

University Student Experiences

Current Research Projects

  • Project
    Project Type: Funded
    Funders: 
    Specific Research Grant (York University)
  • Project
    Project Type: Funded
    Funders: 
    Minor Research Grant
  • Project
    Project Type: Funded
    Funders: 
    Specific Research Grant (Leave)

All Publications

Books

Grayson, P. 1997 (With Judy Chapman, Peter Dietsche, John Gardner, and Sid Gilbert) From Best Intentions to Best Practices: The First-Year Experience in Canadian Postsecondary Education. Colombia: University of South Carolina.

Book Chapters

Grayson, P. 1994 "One Step at a Time: The Development of Systematic Student Surveys at York University," in Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Measuring Up: Using Indicators to Manage Change, Ottawa.

Journal Articles

Grayson, P. 2001 “The Performance of ‘Gifted’ High School Students in University,” Canadian Journal of Higher Education, accepted for publication.

Grayson, P. 1999 "Student Hardship and Support for a Faculty Strike," Research in Higher Education, 40:5.

Grayson, P. 1999 "The Impact of University Experiences on Self-Assessed Skills," Journal of College Student Development, 40:2.

Grayson, P. 1999 “Measuring 'Value Added' in Skills in Four Faculties Using Surveys,” Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 29:1.

Grayson, P. 1998 “Race and Retention in a Canadian University,” Higher Education, 36.

Grayson, P. 1997 “Academic Achievement of First-Generation Students in a Canadian University,” Research in Higher Education, 38:6.

Grayson, P. 1997 “An Assessment of Health Risk for First Year Students,” Journal of the First Year Experience, 9:2.

Grayson, P. 1997 “Place of Residence, Student Involvement, and First Year Marks,” Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 27:1.

Grayson, P. 1995 “Does Race Matter? - Outcomes of the First Year Experience in a Canadian University,” Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 25:2.

Grayson, P. 1994 "First Year Science in a Commuter University: Where to Intervene," Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 24: 2.

Conference Papers

Grayson, P. 2000 “Students Who Are Willing to Join Unions,” Presented to the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, May, Edmonton.

Grayson, P. 2000 “Factors Affecting the Quality of University Graduates’ Jobs,” Annual Meetings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, May, Edmonton.

Grayson, P. 1999 With S. Bell and S. Stowe, “Students’ Attitudes Toward Debt: A Study of Atkinson College York University and Ryerson Polytechnic University. Meetings of the Canadian Institutional and Research Planning Association, October, Quebec City.

Grayson, P. 1997 “Student Support for a Faculty Strike,” Presented to the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Institutional Research and Planning Association, October, Toronto.

Grayson, P. 1997 “Student Experience and Outcome Studies,” Presented to the Meetings of the OCSA, April, Toronto.

Grayson, P. 1997 “The Use of Survey Data in Departmental Reviews,” Presented to the Conference Board of Canada Conference on 'Rethinking Data: From Accountability to High Performance in the New Public Sector.' April, Toronto.

Grayson, P. 1996 “Race and First Year Retention,” Annual Meetings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, May, Brock University, St. Catharines.

Grayson, P. 1996 “Value Added in Generic Skills Between First and Final Year: A Pilot Project,” Annual Meetings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, May, Brock University, St. Catharines.

Grayson, P. 1995 With Judy Chapman, Peter Dietsche, and Sid Gilbert, “The Experience of First Year Students in Canadian Universities,” Fourth Canadian-American Conference on the First-Year Experience, December, Toronto.

Grayson, P. 1995 “Implications of First Year Student Research for Academic Advisors,’ Second Annual Conference for Academic Advisors in Ontario, June, Toronto.

Grayson, P. 1993 "One Step at a Time: The Development of Systematic Student Surveys at York University," AUCC Conference on Using Indicators to Manage Change, November, Winnipeg.

Research Reports

Grayson, P. 1999 First Year Experiences of B-pool Registrants.

Grayson, P. 1999 The Performance of 'Gifted' High School Students in University.

Grayson, P. 1999 The Student Experience at York University: The Effects of Income, Race, and Gender Over Four Years.

Grayson, P. 1998 Using Modified CSEQ Questions to Measure the Effect of Good Practices on Skills Development.

Grayson, P. 1998 Experiences of York Graduates - Two Years Later.

Grayson, P. 1998 Student Hardship and Support for a Faculty Strike.

Grayson, P. 1997 Follow-up Survey of Strike Impact.

Grayson, P. 1997 Racial Origin and Withdrawal from University.

Grayson, P. 1997 Who Goes Where? An Exploratory Study of Recent York Graduates.

Grayson, P. 1997 Using Surveys to Measure ?Value Added' in Four Faculties.

Grayson, P. 1997 The Strike from the Students' Viewpoint.

Grayson, P. 1997 Who Gets Jobs? The Initial Labour Market Experiences of York Graduates.

Grayson, P. 1996 Under- and Over-Achievement in First Year.

Grayson, P. 1996 The Retention of First Year Students in Atkinson College: Institutional Failure or Student Choice.

Grayson, P. 1996 Value Added in Generic Skills Between First and Final Year: A Pilot Project.

Grayson, P. 1996 Race and First Year Retention on a Canadian Campus.

Grayson, P. 1995 Place of Residence and First Year Marks.

Grayson, P. 1995 Race and First Year Retention in a Canadian University.

Grayson, P. 1995 The First Generation at York University.

Grayson, P. 1995 The Health of First Year Students.

Grayson, P. 1995 Globe and Mail Reports, Student Experiences, and Negative Racial Encounters.

Grayson, P. 1994 Comparative First Year Experiences at York University: Science, Arts and Atkinson.

Grayson, P. 1994 A Characterization of Areas of Racial Tension Among First Year Students: A Focus Group Follow-Up to a Large Survey.

Grayson, P. 1994 Race on Campus: Outcomes of the First Year Experience at York University.

Grayson, P. 1994 Racialization and Black Student Identity at York University.

Grayson, P. 1994 The Social Construction of 'Visible Minority' for Students of Chinese Origin.

Grayson, P. 1994 Who Leaves Science? - The First Year Experience at York University.

Grayson, P. 1993 The Characteristics, Needs, and Expectations of Students Entering York University.

Grayson, P. 1993 Gender, Minority Status, and Desired Outcomes of Post Secondary Education for Adults: The Student Perspective.

Grayson, P. 1993 Outcomes and Experiences of First Year Science Students in Two Universities.

Grayson, P. 1993 Improving First Year Science Education in a Commuter University.

Grayson, P. 1993 The Experience of Female and Minority Students in First Year Science.


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOCI2030 6.0  Sociological Research Methods ONLN Course Website 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOCI3480 6.0  Organizations, Work and Society ONLN Course Website