Quality Assurance Framework

The Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) was originally approved in 2010 by the Executive Heads of Ontario universities.

It is also mandated in Section 6.2 of the Framework that a review of the QAF and its application by the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (the Quality Council), its committees (Appraisal and Audit) and the Secretariat be undertaken once every eight years. Review details can be found here: Review of the Quality Assurance Framework and Quality Council. These pages also include a link to a set of Principles that came out of the 2018 Review, which explain the underlying reasons for Ontario’s quality assurance procedures and protocols. The Review Implementation Committee, the Quality Council and OCAV approved the Principles, which can be viewed here: Part One: Quality Assurance Principles for Ontario Universities and the Quality Council

The revisions to the Framework’s Protocols coming out of the review were completed and approved in February 2021. A PDF version of the revised Quality Assurance Framework can be accessed here: Quality Assurance Framework. The Guide is available here: Guide to the Quality Assurance Framework.