Professor questions the quality assurance process for Ontario’s universities

June 1, 2016

The current use of a key quality assurance process in Ontario PSE is “at odds” with the goals of being publicly accountable and ensuring rigorous quality assurance in the academic programs at Ontario universities, writes Trinity College Professor Donald Wiebe. Citing a case involving the Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto, Wiebe argues that “once an Ontario university’s Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) has been approved, it can be administered as the university sees fit,” which can render the process ineffective as a tool of provincial oversight. For this and other reasons, Wiebe concludes that “it is clear that modifications need to be made to the quality assurance processes for Ontario university programs.” Academic Matters