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: http://www.queensu.ca/provost/responsibilities/qualityassurance.html
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The following are some resources on graduate degree level expectations, learning outcomes, and indicators of achievement.
- Using Assessment Results: Promising Practices of Institutions that do it well - July 2012 (616KB)
- Making and assessing student learning outcomes
- Taking Stock of Student Learning Outcomes - by George. D.Kuh from the symposium on Learning Outcomes Assessment held in Toronto, 12th April 2012
Donna Woolcott presentation Feb 14 2012 (Quality Council, process, DLEs and outcomes). (913KB)
Learning outcomes at Guelph (573KB)
Learning (About) Outcomes - R.Ascough (296KB)
Cognitive Learning Domain (61KB)
Researching Teaching & Student Outcomes in Postsecondary Education: A Guide (697KB)