Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

Every publicly assisted Ontarian university is responsible for ensuring the quality of its programs of study, along with the modes of delivering programs and those academic and student services that affect the quality of the respective programs under review.

Under the Quality Assurance Framework, institutions are required to design and implement their own Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) that is consistent not just with their own mission statements and their university Degree Level Expectations (DLE), but also with the protocols of the Framework. IQAPs are at the core of the quality assurance process.

Quality Assurance at Lakehead

The Policy for the Review and Approval of Academic Programs (the Policy) governs the review and approval of proposed new programs and the review of existing programs at Lakehead University.

The Policy aligns the University's quality assurance processes detailed in the Lakehead University Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) and the provincially mandated Quality Assurance Framework (April 2010).

Lakehead’s Institutional Quality Assurance Policy (IQAP) governs the following processes:

  • Cyclical Program Review
  • New Program Development
  • Expedited Approvals
  • Major Modifications

    Senate Academic-Quality Assurance Committee

    Senate has delegated responsibility to the Senate Academic-Quality Assurance Committee to verify that faculties have taken the appropriate steps to ensure that programs are robust, viable and deliverable, are in the interest of the University, and meet the provincial requirements outlined in the Quality Assurance Framework.


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