Institutional Quality Assurance Process

Process/Timelines

  1. Proposals for new programs are developed by the department
  2. Consultations with all partners is carried out and signed off
  3. Proposal is submitted to SUPR-U committee (Form for Proposal of New Programs)
  4. SUPR-U Committee will review to confirm a program is new - then request an External Review
  5. SUPR-U will appoint an Internal Reviewer and the department will provide a list names of proposed External Consultants to the Chair SUPR-U along with dates the department is available for a full day on-site review
  6. External consultants are selected by the Chair of SUPR-U and the Office of the VP(AP&S) and along with the deparmtent will arrange the on-site visit.
  7. The External Consultants will have 2 weeks from their visit to prepare and submit their report to the Chair SUPR-U (External Consultants Report Template)
  8. The Report is sent to the department for a response and the report and response go to the Internal Reviewer or in the case of the Affiliated Colleges to the Academic Dean for a Summary Report (Final Summary Report) to SUPR-U
  9. SUPR-U makes a recommendation to Senate Committee on Academic Policy and Awards (SCAPA )
  10. If approved at SCAPA, it's then on to Senate and Quality Council