Cyclical academic reviews

All undergraduate and graduate programs in the University will be subject to an academic review, on an eight year cycle, to assess all aspects of academic quality in the program(s). All the programs offered within an academic unit (such as a Department or Centre) will be reviewed concurrently, including both undergraduate and graduate programs.

The IQAP (Section 2) provides the official protocol for cyclical reviews and should be considered as the primary resource for information.

For the purposes of the IQAP, a program is defined as a set of courses, with defined learning outcomes, approved by Senate to constitute all or part of the requirements for a degree designation offered by Brock University.

Cyclical academic reviews are required under the Quality Assurance Framework. The Provost, as the authoritative contact with the Quality Council, ensures that the reviews are conducted in a timely manner and communicates the results, upon completion of each review, to the Council. The Academic Review Committee (ARC) shall oversee academic reviews.

A listing of programs offered by Brock University which are subject to the cyclical review process, as defined in this IQAP, can be found  on the Schedule of Cyclical Reviews below.

For further information please contact Brian Power, the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic, at bpower@brocku.ca or x4528.

Cyclical Review Reporting

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Faculty of Education

  • Adult Education (formerly CAECO) – 2014-17
  • MEd Program – 2013-15
  • Aboriginal Education (Tecumseh) – 2014/15

Faculty of Humanities

  • Canadian Studies – 2018/19
  • Classics – 2017/18
  • Dramatic Arts – 2015/16
  • English Language and Literature – 2016/17
  • General Studies – 2011/12 (now BA General Humanities)
  • History – 2012/13
  • Interactive Arts & Science – 2012/13
  • PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities – 2018/19
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies – 2013/14
  • Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures – 2016-18
  • Music – 2015/16
  • Philosophy –2018/19
  • Studies in Arts and Culture – 2015/16
  • MA in Studies in Comparative Literatures and Arts – 2011/12
  • Visual Arts – 2015/16

Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Applied Disability Studies – 2016/17
  • Applied Linguistics – 2011/12
  • Child & Youth Studies – 2018/19
  • Communication, Popular Culture and Film – 2013/14
  • Economics – 2015/16
  • General Studies – 2011/12 (Now BA Social Sciences)
  • Geography – 2012/13
  • Labour Studies – 2017/18
  • Political Science – 2017/18
  • Psychology – 2014/15
  • MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies – 2011/12
  • Sociology – 2015/16
  • Tourism Management (formerly Tourism and  Environment) – 2012/13
  • Womens’ and Gender Studies – 2017/18

Goodman School of Business

  • AACSB accreditation

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Mathematics and Science

  • Biological Sciences (int) 2017-19:
  • Biotechnology (int) 2018/19:
  • Chemistry (int) 2017-19:
  • Computer Science (int) 2018/19:
  • Earth Sciences (int) 2011/12: 1-Year, 2-Year, 3-Year, 4-Year
  • BA Science (Formerly General Studies) 2011/12: 1-Year, 2-Year, 3-Year, 4-Year
  • Mathematics & Statistics (int) 2018-20:
  • Neuroscience (ug): 2017-19:
  • Oenology & Viticulture (ug) 2017-19:
  • Physics (int) 2013-16:  1-Year2-Year, 3-Year

Faculty of Social Sciences

Legend:  ug = undergraduate, g = graduate, int = undergrad and grad together

*4-Year Report not completed as review was begun before the IQAP was implemented in May 2011