External reviews are an important means of promoting accountability and transparency across educational institutions. UBC not only participates in external assessments, but also conducts reviews of faculties, academic units and administrative units in order to continuously improve academic excellence.
Faculties and Units
External reviews of faculties and units reporting to the Provost that are currently underway are listed below.
|External Review of the Equity & Inclusion Office||October 9-11, 2019|
Completed external reviews are listed below. See all related reappointments here.
|External Review of the UBC Sustainability Initiative||January 21-23, 2019|
|External Review of UBC Vantage College||November 21-23, 2018|
|External Review of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems||October 15-17, 2018|
External reviews and preliminary responses are summarized each year in a Report to Senate from the Provost's Office. View the reports below:
- 2017/2018 Report to Senate
- 2016/2017 Report to Senate
- 2015/2016 Report to Senate
- 2014/2015 Report to Senate
- 2013/2014 Report to Senate
- 2012/2013 Report to Senate
Quality Assurance Process Audit
The Quality Assurance Process Audit (QAPA) is an external review process to ensure that public post-secondary institutions periodically conduct rigorous, ongoing program and institutional quality assessment. All B.C. public institutions participate in the QAPA once every seven years. This process was developed by the Quality Assurance Audit Committee, a standing committee of the Degree Quality Assessment Board. The Committee is comprised of representatives from the public institutions and the Board.
Similar processes have been implemented across Canada, with each Province having developed its own approach.
UBC Vancouver underwent a QAPA visit in December 2018 after developing and submitting an institutional self-study report. All of those involved in the process appreciated the opportunity to reflect upon UBC’s strengths as well as the areas identified for improvement in our quality enhancement policies and processes. The Okanagan campus’ QAPA process is scheduled for 2021.
Summary reports are available for institutions with completed QAPA audits.
UBC Vancouver associated reports:
Note: Action Plan and Summary Report to follow.