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New QAPA Initiatives

As Quality Week is upon us, the Office of Academic Assurance (AQA) announces several new initiatives.

New website

The Office of Academic Quality Assurance (AQA) has launched a new website to support you. Visit this site to access program review information and resources, as well as information about the Quality Assurance Process Audit (QAPA). As the site matures, content will grow to support the Langara Community through the quality assurance process.

If there is something you would like to see included on the site, please contact Sunita Wiebe, Director, Office of Academic Quality Assurance.

QAPA Program Review Policy update

As part of our QAPA preparations, the College’s Policy F1006: Academic Program Review was recently revised. Education Council approved the revised policy on October 22.

Many thanks to the members of the Program Review Policy Working Group:

  • Patricia Cia
  • Laura Cullen
  • Nora Franzova
  • Julie Longo
  • Wanda Pierson

Program Review Committee

On October 22, Education Council also approved the creation of a new standing committee: the Program Review Committee (PRC). The PRC will serve in a pilot capacity from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021. It is responsible for ensuring that program reviews at Langara College are conducted in accordance with Policy F1006: Academic Program Review.

The PRC will recommend changes to Policy F1006: Academic Program Review and to Program Review procedures where necessary. They will also receive and vet all Self-Studies to ensure they meet the standards outlined in Policy F1006 and attendant program review documents.

The PRC will also update Education Council, the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), Langara Council, and the Deans, Directors and Division Chairs (3DC) on recurring themes, priorities and key issues identified in the Self-Studies. Watch future Post articles for more information on this committee.

Annual Update Dashboard

As part of our QAPA preparations, Institutional Research has launched a QAPA Annual Update Dashboard, which is available to Tableau license-holders.

This easy-to-use dashboard provides answers to these important questions:

  • What is demand like for academic programs?
  • How do we handle student demand?
  • How well are our students doing?

To access the dashboard go to

Don’t forget, this is Quality Week (Oct 28-Nov 1)

This week Langara College is hosting the College’s first Quality Week. Come visit our table at the employee lounge for chai, coffee and cookies, and an opportunity to win a Starbucks gift card!

Quality Week schedule

Chai, coffee, cookies and conversation in Employee Lounge on the following days:

  • Monday, October 28, 2019 from 11:30-1 pm
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 11:30-1 pm
  • Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 11:30-1 pm
  • Friday, November 1, 2019 from 11:30-1 pm

Sunita Wiebe
Director, Office of Academic Quality Assurance

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