The Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) is a thorough, rigorous assessment of the program that occurs on a 5 to 7 year cycle. This review includes completion of program assessment exercises, curriculum mapping and analysis of program data such as KPI and Retention Reports. In addition, program stakeholders (students, graduates and industry) are engaged to provide feedback on the program outcomes and curriculum.
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 which is submitted to the Vice-President, Academic for approval and then concludes with a brief presentation to Durham College, Academic Council. The annual roster of programs approved for comprehensive review is approved by the Academic Leadership Team.
|Time of Year||Milestones|
|January||CPR Roster Approval, 2018-2019
CPR Roster Approval, 2019-2020
CPR Roster Approval, 2020-2021
|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 ACAD-105 and 105.1.
Please contact Briar Jamieson, Manager, Academic Quality, Centre for Academic and Faculty Enrichment (CAFE).