Concordia University 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 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.
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.