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Queen's University

Cyclical Program Reviews 

Cyclical Program Reviews (CPRs) are essential to ensuring quality in all academic programs, scholarship and research. CPRs provide an opportunity for academic programs to articulate or update their degree level expectations (DLEs) and discipline-specific learning outcomes.  The outcomes of CPRs will be used to make informed judgments around academic quality and resource allocations.

Simplified Cyclical Program Review Schedule

QUQAPs for the conduct of Cyclical Program Reviews (CPRs) consist of five major components:

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

Executive Summaries of Completed Cyclical Program Reviews

Cyclical Program Review Flowchart


Senate Cyclical Program Review (CPR) Committee

Terms of Reference (approved by Senate May 25, 2011)

In accordance with the Queen’s University Quality Assurance Processes (QUQAPs), to advise the Provost annually on the institutional perspective regarding final assessment reports from the internal cyclical program reviews (CPRs) of all undergraduate and graduate academic programs.

For each review, receive and evaluate:  

  • a) the final assessment report from the Review Team  
  • b) the internal responses from the Unit Head(s) and relevant Dean(s).  

To make recommendations to the Provost that will assure the Program’s ongoing improvement.

To report annually to the Senate and to recommend any amendments to the QUQAPs.   




3 Ex Officio Members

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) or delegate (Chair)

Vice-Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies or delegate

Vice-Principal (Research) or delegate


7 Elected Members

4 faculty (3-year terms) (At least one of whom shall be a Senator)

2 students (1 graduate, 1 undergraduate)

1 staff

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