By Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance

Ontario universities are committed to ensuring the quality of programs for students. This document outlines how quality of all graduate and ...

Quality Assurance Framework

Published: April 22, 2010

By Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance

Ontario universities are committed to ensuring the quality of programs for students. This document outlines how quality of all graduate and undergraduate programs is assured and explains the protocols for new program approvals and expedited approvals, as well as the cyclical review of existing programs and the audit process.

By bringing Ontario’s universities into line with international quality assurance standards, the framework will also facilitate greater international acceptance of our degrees and improve our graduate’s access to university programs and employment worldwide.
  1. While the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (the Quality Council) was officially established by the Council of Ontario Universities in 2010, rigorous quality assurance has long been a priority for Ontario’s publicly assisted universities. As early as 1968, Ontario conducted external appraisals of new graduate programs.

Each new program is reviewed within eight years of the program’s initial enrolment date.
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