5.1 Quality Council Audit Panel: Selection of the Auditors

The selection of auditors follows a four-step process:

a)   The Quality Council solicits nominations of auditors from OCAV members;
b)   QA Key Contacts and current and past auditors will be consulted as part of the nomination process;
c)   Any suggestion resulting from the consultations undertaken in Step b) will be subject to the approval of the appropriate OCAV member;
d)   The Quality Council appoints the required number of auditors from the slate of nominees.

The slate of appointees will include present and past faculty members, not currently holding an administrative appointment in an Ontario university but may have had senior administrative experience at the faculty or university level. They are selected for their recognized strength and expertise in quality assurance matters. This might include membership in a university’s quality assurance committee and / or the development and operation of undergraduate and/or graduate programs and their experience, typically, in one or more Ontario universities. Some will be bilingual. From time to time, one or two auditors may be required to have had senior administrative experience in an academic services area, such as operating student academic support functions.