Timelines, Elements & Policies
All postsecondary programs undergo comprehensive reviews every five to seven years to ensure they remain relevant and responsive to the changing needs of students, industry and society. The program review and renewal processes consider program performance in terms of structure, delivery and content. They provide valuable insights on relevance and currency, and the outcomes serve as contributions to college-wide strategic planning and decision-making.
Degree programs undergo an external, formal Consent Renewal process that fulfils requirements for obtaining Ministerial permission to continue offering the programs. Consent is granted under specific terms and conditions as described by PEQAB.
Non-degree program reviews are the responsibility of the College and similarly employ a self-study/consultation/evaluation/follow up process. This supports program renewal. It also provides feedback on processes to ensure currency and continuous improvement.
ANNUAL PROGRAM QUALITY ASSESSMENTS (APQA)
All College programs undergo an annual quality assurance review - the APQA. These assessments are intended to provide a snapshot of where a postsecondary program is in its lifecycle. They allow faculty and administrators to reflect on the program’s performance over the previous year and helps them identify progress on action items since the last comprehensive review. Program mapping is also completed as part of this exercise. Annual reviews are an important aspect of Humber’s Academic Quality Framework.
To access the APQA form, click here.