How to conduct an academic program review

Academic program reviews assist academic units in evaluating, through a process of informed judgement, the quality and suitability of academic endeavours with a view to further improvement.  It also provides internal and external accountability of academic programs.

Accreditation or reaccreditation by the relevant professional organization may be substituted for an APR. 

Administrative process and procedures

  • Academic Program Review (APR) shall be scheduled according to policy AC 1145 or may be requested by the academic unit or Dean.  Units undergoing APR shall identify a faculty coordinate and administrative coordinator to work closely with the Academic Planning and Programs Unit.
  • Academic units shall follow the guidelines provided in the Procedures for Academic Program Reviews and utilize the unit's current Enhanced Planning Tools report.
  • A workshop to assist and prepare units for this process is scheduled twice a year.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the .

Schedule of academic program reviews

2017/18

  • Department of English
  • Department of Germanic & Slavid Studies
  • School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education
  • Department of Art History & Visual Arts
  • School of Music
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Department of Medieval Studies
  • Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership
  • University Library (Service Area)

2016/2017

  • Department of Gender Studies
  • Department of French
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology
  • Department of Biology
  • Division of Medical Sciences
  • School of Health Information Science
  • School of Public Administration

2015/16

  • combined review of Teacher Education Program and Department of Curriculum & Instruction
  • School of Environmental Studies
  • Department of Political Science

2014/15

  • Department of Theatre
  • Department of Pacific & Asian Studies

2013/14

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Visual Arts
  • Department of Greek & Roman Studies
  • Department of Hispanic & Italian Studies
  • Faculty of Law
  • Writing Centre


2012/13

  • School of Earth & Ocean Sciences
  • Department of Physics & Astronomy

2011/12

  • Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Economics
  • Cultural, Socia and Political Thought Program
  • Medieval Studies Program
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies (enrolment review)