Equity Office

Equity Office
Equity Office

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 “how the Program(s) has/have addressed the University’s equity goals including the mechanisms by which the Program(s) addresses equity issues; any identified inequities; the most recent equity audit; relevant questions from USAT and from Exit Polls [and] information about approaches to achieve equitable representation for equity-seeking groups within the Program, including within the student body as well as staff and faculty complements.”

In order to assist the units in completing the equity and diversity requirements of CPRs, the Equity Office prepares individual reports 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
  8. Diversity and Equity Assessment and Planning (DEAP) Tool

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