Welcome to the Quality Council
In 2010, after a lengthy process of review and discussion, Ontario’s universities approved the Quality Assurance Framework. The Framework calls for the creation of the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (in short, the Quality Council), which began its work in July 2010.
The Quality Council operates at arm’s length from both Ontario’s publicly assisted universities and Ontario’s government. In particular, the Council is the provincial body responsible for assuring the quality of all programs leading to degrees and graduate diplomas, including new undergraduate and graduate programs (see Program Approvals), and for overseeing the regular audit of each university’s quality assurance processes (see Audits).
Each institution has developed its own Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP), which is subject to review and approval by the Quality Council. The requirements for the IQAP are set out in the Quality Assurance Framework.