The Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) is a collaborative and rigorous assessment of the program. This review is an opportunity to reflect and analyze different data points: curriculum mapping, student satisfaction surveys, enrolment and retention reports, and current student, alumni, and industry feedback. The CPR process allows for critical program reflection leading to a set of recommendations for improvement and action plan. The CPR produces a final review report that is submitted to the Executive Vice-President, Academic for approval and then concludes with a brief presentation by the CPR Review Lead to the Academic Council. CPR occurs on a 5 – 7 year cycle. The CPR final report template is available below. An annual roster of programs undergoing CPR is prepared and approved by the Academic Leadership Team.
|Time of Year||Milestones|
|January||CPR Roster Approval, 2019-2020
CPR Roster Approval, 2020-2021
CPR Roster Approval, 2021-2022
|February / March||CPR Orientation and Program Team Focus Group
Curriculum Mapping preparation
|April / May||Annual Program Review|
|Fall||Program Information Package (PIP) presentation|
|Fall||Student Focus Group|
|Winter||External Focus Groups (industry and graduates)|
|Late Winter||SWOT / Development of Recommendations for Improvement|
|June 1||Draft Final Report deadline (submitted to School Dean)|
|June 30||Final Report Deadline (submitted to Manager, Program Review & Renewal|
|Fall||Presentation to Academic Council|
Program Review Policy, Regulation and Procedures
All educational institutions are required to undertake regular review of the quality of their academic programs to ensure alignment with Ministry guidelines, frameworks and standards. The CPR process and criteria reflects the College Quality Assurance Accreditation Process (CQAAP) Standards for program quality.
In addition, the program review process is guided by the Durham College Policy and Procedure Academic Program Review and Renewal – Quality Assurance (ACAD-105).
Questions About CPR?
Please contact Briar Jamieson, Manager, Academic Quality, Centre for Academic and Faculty Enrichment (CAFE).