Academic Operational Policies

Subject: Program Quality Assurance Number:  AOP 219
Issued by: Vice-President Academic Date Issued:  April 25, 2013
Supersedes: October 2008 Page:  1 of 3

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition – AOP 221

Course Outlines – AOP 204


 June 2018

Program Quality Assurance

1. Introduction and Purpose 

One of the requisites for colleges in the Ontario system to govern their own programs, was the implementation of a quality assurance process. The Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002, outlines two elements of this expectation: 

  • Quality assurance at the individual college level; and, 
  • A self-regulating process at the system level. 

Program review contributes to quality by forming a major part of compliance by providing quality assurance at the college level, and is therefore essential to College operations.   

2. Application 

This policy applies to all programs leading to an Ontario College credential (certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate). 

 3. Policy Statement 

All academic programs at Loyalist College are to engage in ongoing program quality assurance processes to ensure accessibility, academic integrity, relevance, quality, and sustainability of our programs. Once every five years, all programs leading to an academic credential (Ontario College Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Graduate Certificate) and Board of Governor certificate programs will undergo a program quality review in accordance with the requirements and standards set out by the Ontario College Quality Assurance Service (OCQAS). 

 4. References 

Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002