A continuous process of quality assurance is critical in determining the educational policy for Brock and maintaining high academic and program standards.
In this context, the University’s academic review policy is subject to the authority of Senate through its Academic Review Committee (ARC), responsible for the coordination, monitoring and implementation of all aspects of the Internal Quality Assurance Process (IQAP). The process by which existing academic programs are reviewed, modified, or discontinued and new programs introduced are outlined in the IQAP. The IQAP functions are dictated by the Quality Assurance Framework of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), as overseen by The Ontario Universities Council for Quality Assurance (the Quality Council). Quality Council approval of new programs and the results of cyclical reviews of existing programs is required prior to any program submissions to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for funding. Brock’s IQAP will apply to the consideration of all graduate and undergraduate academic programs, including any offered jointly or in collaboration with other institutions.
The Brock IQAP replaces:
- the previous internal system in place for the review of existing or introduction of new undergraduate programs, overseen and audited by the Undergraduate Program Review and Audit Committee of COU; and,
- the previous external system in place for the cyclical review of existing and introduction of new graduate programs, overseen by the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS).
Greg Finn, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic
Trish Greydanus, Quality Assurance Coordinator (x4818)