The Minister of Advanced Education is responsible for the approval and regulation of Alberta's post-secondary programs. Under the Programs of Study Regulation (91/2009), the Campus Alberta Quality Council is responsible for monitoring the quality of approved degree programs. Following are some of the principles which the Council adheres with respect to monitoring of existing programs (CAQC Handbook 2015, p 95, emphasis added):
Find all of the CAQC’s monitoring principles in the CAQC Handbook: Quality Assessment and Assurance.
Athabasca University respects and adheres to these principles and has developed a robust program review process that reflects the common model of program review. This includes a self-study, external peer review and report, and institutional response. The self-study is intended to set the stage for future planning, with the externals providing helpful third party insights. The response to the external report is expected to address the key points of the self-study, those of the external report, and strategies for continuous improvement. A summary of this response is disseminated as information through Athabasca University’s committee structure and outcomes of the strategies' successes are reported on an annual basis.
Please contact Helen Mayes Coordinator, Academic Services for information regarding program reviews.
Updated February 15 2017 by Student & Academic Services