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Quality Assurance

Queen's University Quality Assurance Process

As mandated by the Council on Ontario Universities (COU) Quality Assurance Framework, the University has established a new, streamlined system for ensuring the continuing high quality of both existing and new undergraduate and graduate programs.  The Queen's University Quality Assurance Process (QUQAP) replaces the Internal Academic Review as well as the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies review processes.

The Queen's University Quality Assurance Process (QUQAP) was ratified by the Quality Council of the COU on April 28, 2011.

All documents pertaining to the Quality Assurance (QA) including the QA Framework, the Queen’s University Quality Assurance Processes and templates can be found on the Office of the Provost website:

Major modifications to existing programs and the addition of new programs are governed by the QUQAP process. Consult with the Associate Dean (SGS) about program changes or new program proposals so that the SGS can assist with the processes.  For the development of collaborative programs or interdisciplinary direct entry programs consider which might best suit your needs. See Graduate IDP working group report (pdf 560KB)

The Queen's Center for Teaching and Learning can provide program-specific consultation on graduate degree level expectations and learning outcomes. Contact

The following are some resources on graduate degree level expectations, learning outcomes, and indicators of achievement.

Resources from the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) website