Academic Program Appraisals
Concordia University undertakes a self-appraisal process to "improve the quality and relevance of academic programs offered by universities at all levels and in all academic sectors with a view to fostering their further development".
The guidelines for this process have been mutually established by members of the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI, formerly CREPUQ). Through the self-appraisal, the universities and BCI undertake self-renewal of programs to maintain their high quality and to fulfill public trust in Quebec's universities.
Program appraisals are conducted in relation to the existing mission statements and academic plans of the program, Faculty/Schools and the University. The criteria for program appraisal are based on the following five principles adopted by the Concordia University Senate:
- Academic quality of teaching and research
- Current and potential student demand for the programs
- Goals and objectives which are consistent with the University mission and identity
- Cost-efficiency and effectiveness
- Opportunities for partnerships with others to enhance or maintain quality
Recommendations from the Implementation Plan provide a basis for academic planning, which is subsequently approved by the Faculty, School of Graduate Studies and Senate.
Academic Program Appraisals Manual
The Concordia University Academic Program Appraisals Manual, 5th edition revised (November 2015), was designed for use by the departments and academic units under appraisal. It includes information and guidelines for every step of the appraisal process.
The Appraisal Coordinator will make Word templates available to the departments and units responsible for preparing reports as part of the appraisal. For a copy of the DAC Report template and additional guidelines, please visit CSpace.
The results of the appraisal process for the 2011-2017 cycle will be made available to the University community as they become available. A summary of strengths and recommendations for remedy of challenges where appropriate, as reported by the Faculty Dean's Implementation Plan, will be posted on this website for public scrutiny.
Faculty of Arts and Science - 2012
|Department of Biology Implementation Plan||Progress Report|
|Department of Exercise Science||Implementation Plan|
|Department of Mathematics and Statistics||Implementation Plan|
|Department of Physics Implementation Plan||Progress Report|
|Department of Psychology||Implementation Plan|
Faculty of Engineeering and Computer Science - 2013
|Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering||Implementation Plan|
|Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering||Implementation Plan|
|Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering||Implementation Plan|
|Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering||Implementation Plan|
|Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering||Implementation Plan|
Faculty of Arts and Science - 2014
|Department of History||Implementation Plan|
|Department of Theological Studies||Implementation Plan|
|School of Canadian Irish Studies||Implementation Plan|
|Liberal Arts College||Implementation Plan|
Faculty of Fine Arts - 2015
|Department of Creative Arts Therapies||Implementation Plan|
|Department of Design and Computation Arts||Implementation Plan|
|Department of Theatre||Implementation Plan|
|Department of Art History||Implementation Plan|
|Department of Music||Implementation Plan|
|Department of Contemporary Dance||Implementation Plan|