Equity Services

Equity Services
Equity Services

Cyclical Program Reviews (CPRs)

Cyclical Program Reviews (CPRs) are internal evaluations of Queen’s undergraduate and graduate academic programs with the objective of ensuring academic quality and integrity at Queen’s University. They are monitored through the Queen’s University Quality Assurance Processes (QUQAPs), mandated by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) in consultation with the Ministry of Training, Colleagues and Universities (MTCU). Each program under review is required to map discipline-specific outcomes onto articulated Degree Level Expectations (DLEs) through the following five major components of QUQAPs:

  • Self-Study
  • Evaluation (Peer Review) by a Review Team
  • Internal responses from the Unite Head(s) and appropriate Dean(s)
  • Analysis of program review reports by the Senate CPR Committee
  • Provost’s recommendations and plans to implement, monitor, and follow-up on those recommendations

Section 6 of the CPR Self Study Form is entitled Equity, Diversity and Accessibility. Departments are required to take equity into considerations and provide information on “the unit’s efforts to promote equity, diversity and inclusion to date, with specific reference to curriculum, assessment, and student supports.” Additionally, Departments are asked to "identify at least one S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely) equity goal that the unit has set through completion of the DEAP tool." 

The Diversity and Equity Assessment and Planning (DEAP) tool has been developed to assist units to better understand the environments and climate relating to diversity, equity, and accessibility in their units. DEAP is a self-audit tool for internal use, including a self-assessment, planning, and goal setting. Each unit must complete the DEAP tool in order for section 6 of the CPR to be considered complete.

To assist the units in completing the equity and diversity requirements of CPRs, Equity Services prepares individual reports according to the DEAP tool educational equity indicators, explicitly outlining the following:

  1. Most under represented ranking for faculty and staff
  2. A workforce analysis summary report
  3. Compliance with the Equity Process (QUFA)
  4. Designated Group Representation in Appointments Process (QUFA)
  5. Compliance with the Equity Training (QUFA)
  6. Equity Training Report (QUFA)
  7. Accessible Customer Service Training Report

Equity Advisors are available for consultation throughout this process.

For more information about CPRs, please visit Office of the Provost and Vice-Principle (Academic).