Program planning and reviews
Academic program reviews
All academic units undergo a review every five to seven years, or earlier if agreed to by the dean and the vice-president academic and provost.
Accreditation of professional schools may, at the discretion of the vice-president academic and provost, substitute for or serve as a component of an academic program review.
The chair/director and dean work together to coordinate and facilitate the review of their units at the direction of the VP academic and provost, to measure the success and quality of the various programs of teaching and research and to promote improvement wherever possible. The unit undergoing review usually identifies a faculty coordinator and administrative coordinator to support the review process.
Planning new academic programs
UVic is committed to providing academic degree programs of the highest quality to students. As new areas of knowledge develop, new areas of study emerge, and new employment opportunities arise, there is value to students and the university in developing new undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The university engages in a vigorous review of new degree program proposals to ensure a high level of quality and sustainability, and the development of new degree programs that are consistent with its mission and goals as outlined in the Strategic Plan.
The chair/director and dean lead academic planning and assessment within the faculty or division, including the development of curriculum, programs and plans to increase and sustain quality in teaching and research within the faculty or division and promote the strategic goals of the university.