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Institutional Quality Assurance

Laurentian University’s Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) has been approved as compliant with the Quality Assurance Framework adopted by the publicly assisted universities of the Province of Ontario.

The Ontario Council of Academic Vice-Presidents (OCAV) has established the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (the Quality Council). The purpose of the Quality Council is to assure the relevant stakeholders—including students, faculty members, administrators, other educational institutions throughout the world, employers, governments and the public at large—that the undergraduate and graduate programs in Ontario universities meet high standards of quality. The Council operates at arm’s length from universities and governments, to ensure its independence. Nevertheless, in establishing the Quality Council, OCAV has acknowledged that academic standards, quality assurance and program improvement are, in the first instance, the responsibility of the universities themselves.

Report on the Quality Assurance Audit of Laurentian University

Laurentian University’s IQAP derives its authority and legitimacy from the Quality Council, and also from the Academic Senate of Laurentian University, the body responsible for academic matters at the University. The authoritative contact between the IQAP and the Quality Council is the Provost. 

The Senate established that its Academic Planning Committee (ACAPLAN), chaired by the Provost, is responsible for the application and execution of the IQAP, and for the assurance of curricular quality assessment at Laurentian University. In fulfilling this responsibility, ACAPLAN works cooperatively with the Vice-presidents, the Deans, the Council of English Language Programs (CELP), le Conseil des programmes en français (CPF), the Faculty Councils and the academic units.

Undergraduate and Graduate Program Reviews



Reports from the Academic Planning Committee

As a final step in the Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) the Academic Planning Committee of Senate (ACAPLAN) is responsible for posting on the Web site the following reports:

  1. Executive Summary of Final Assessment Report and the  Implementation Plan. This document is prepared for the Senate and the Board of Governors and identifies program strengths , and opportunities for program improvement and sets these out as a series of commendations and recommendations. In doing so, the report identifies who will be responsible for responding to and implementing these recommendations.
  2. 18-month Follow Up Monitoring Report