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Program Development and Quality Assurance

Program Development and Quality Assurance

Program Development and Quality Assurance (PDQA) advises and assists faculty, staff, and administrators on the following processes:

Working on a program review?

Past program reviews, process guidelines and templates are posted at Program Reviews.


Developing a new academic program?

For successful program development, PDQA can help:

  • clarify review and approval issues related to policies, procedures, and regulations
  • research student demand, labour market need, and employment opportunities
  • identify comparable programs at other institutions and explore opportunities for collaboration
  • analyze budgetary implications
  • write the concept paper and program proposal
  • take care of logistics (schedule meetings, record meeting notes, track versions)
  • track proposals through the approval process


Quality Assurance Process Audit
UFV’s academic quality assurance policies, procedures and processes were reviewed in 2020-2021 by the Degree Quality Assessment Board (DQAB), Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training in a Quality Assurance Process Audit (QAPA). All public post-secondary institutions in BC participate in the QAPA every seven years. The DQAB Summary of UFV’s first QAPA outlines the process undertaken and affirms the university’s commitment to quality assurance and quality enhancement. UFV produced two documents in support of the audit: the QAPA Institution Report October 2020 and the QAPA Institution Response 2021.

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