Comprehensive Program Review

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.

Timelines and Milestones
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 Curriculum Mapping
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).