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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
July 26, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Departmental Resources




Preparing for Cyclical Review

Program Review Handbook
A complete guide to the cyclical review process at Laurier. It provides detailed instructions about completing the Self-Study template and all other required steps in the cyclical review process.

Policy 2.1: Cyclical Review of Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Programs
This policy outlines the process for the cyclical review of programs at Laurier.


2014-2015 Cyclical Review Time Lines
These timelines provide an overview of the cyclical review process.

Suggested Breakdown of Work for Self-Studies
This policy outlines the process for the cyclical review of programs at Laurier.

Cyclical Review Schedule
The program review schedule outlines each academic unit's review year.

Templates

DOWNLOAD ALL REQUIRED SELF-STUDY TEMPLATES
This .zip archive contains all necessary cyclical review templates: Volume I: The Self-Study; Volume II: Curriculum Vitae; Course Syllabi Volume; Program Review Handbook.

Self-study authors are encouraged to consult the Guiding Documents at the bottom of this page, or download them as a .zip archive

Any questions with regards to the self-study template or the data required for its completion can be directed to the Quality Assurance Office. 


Individual Templates

Volume I: The Self-Study
Download the template for Volume I: The Self-Study document.

Volume II: Curriculum Vitae
Download the template and information about preparing Volume II: Curriculum Vitae

Course Syllabi Volume
Download the template and information about preparing the Course Syllabi Volume

Post-Site Visit Templates


Unit Response Template
Once the site visit has concluded and the external review committee has submitted their report, this template is for the unit to prepare their response.

Final Assessment Report Template
After the external reviewers' report and the unit response are received, the Final Assessment Report template is completed.


Guiding Documents


Policy 2.1: Cyclical Review of Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Programs
This policy outlines the process for the cyclical review of programs at Laurier.

Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations
This document outlines the provincially established Degree Level Expectations (UDLEs) for undergraduate programs.

Graduate Degree Level Expectations
This document outlines the provincially established Degree Level Expectations (GDLEs) for graduate programs.

Entertainment Expense Guidelines for Academic Reviews
This document outlines the maximum expenses for which departments will be reimbursed during the external review process.



Laurier's Academic Plan 2010-2015
The Academic Plan identifies Laurier's core principles and academic domains.

Laurier's Values, Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles
This document can be useful in articulating the goals of the University.


Ontario's Quality Assurance Framework
The Quality Assurance Framework outlines the program review and new program development processes.

Ontario Qualifications Framework
This document outlines the expectations for each degree level in Ontario.

Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities' Certifying Criteria
Information that should be considered before submission to the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU).

DOWNLOAD ALL GUIDING DOCUMENTS

Resources From Other Institutions

Idea Paper #45: Assessing Your Program-Level Assessment Plan
This document reviews the purpose of assessing academic programs and provides ideas on how to make use of program review data.