Step 4: Review Outcomes

The review panel will prepare a joint review report and submit the report to the dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research within 30 days of the site visit. 

The review report will indicate whether, in the opinion of the reviewers, the program meets or does not meet the standards of quality for each of the six assessment categories:

  1. Program Objectives and Curriculum
  2. Program Enrolment and Student Funding
  3. Student Outcomes
  4. Learning Environment
  5. Faculty Profile
  6. Administration

The reviewers are asked to provide a rationale for their assessment in each category.

The review report will also provide an overall or summary assessment of the program indicating whether, in the opinion of the reviewers, the program overall meets or does not meet the standards of quality expected of other similar programs at comparable medical/doctoral and major research universities in Canada and internationally. The reviewers are asked to provide a rationale for their decision.

The review report will also identify the strengths and the opportunities for improvement for the program overall and in each of the assessment categories. 

Responses to the Review Report

The report will be shared with the dean or director and the department head responsible for the program under review. The dean, director, etc. will be invited to submit written comments about the review report to the provost and to the dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR).

The dean of CGSR, in consultation with the provost and the executive committee, will synthesize the review report and the written comments from the program dean or director and the department head. The dean of CGSR will then issue a written response to the review to the program dean, director, or department head.

Finally, the dean CGSR will work with the program head to develop a strategy to address any significant elements of the review.