As outlined in the Framework for Assessment, review of the various academic, administrative and operational units that comprise the University of Saskatchewan (USask) of upmost importance. While Academic Program Review will be the primary assessment tool for academic programs, reviews at USask may include any academic unit, administrative unit, service, program or activity. In recognition of the diversity of organizational units and functions on campus, a flexible approach to reviews has been developed. Each review begins with the creation of a unique Terms of Reference outlining the purpose and desired outcomes of the review. Supporting resources, including a self-study report, will be designed to provide reviewers with the necessary background information to conduct the review. For a summary of the steps involved in a unit or function review, see the timeline of key review activities.

Academic Program Review

Academic Program Review will systematically review all undergraduate and graduate programs over an 8-year period. The primary purpose of Academic Program Review is to ensure that USask students are provided with the best possible learning experience in a robust learning environment. Reviews will provide opportunity for program teams to critically reflect and engage in a clear and transparent process of assessment of a program’s strengths and weaknesses that will result in valuable recommendations for quality improvement. Review outcomes will inform program revision, renewal, and strategic planning decisions. The review process will demonstrate the University’s accountability to program quality to a wide variety of key stakeholders, including Governments, the University’s governing bodies and the general public.

Academic Program Review will provide a range of benefits to the University, including:

  • Predictable intervals to examine the quality of all programs offered by the University
  • Feedback and quality improvement recommendations from external academic leaders
  • Identification of areas of strength in each program
  • Provision of valuable program information, including student and alumni feedback, to each Department for internal decision making and planning
  • Opportunities for Deans/Directors to address resource and planning needs related to academic programs
  • Evidence of accountability to program quality for Governments and other stakeholders
  • Improved student learning experiences through a focus on the quality enhancement of teaching and learning

The university’s commitment to the systematic review of academic programs is in line with the standard presented by the Saskatchewan Higher Education Quality Assurance Board (SHEQAB) which states that “The institution implements a periodic external program review and assessment process to ensure the ongoing currency of the program and the quality of its learning outcomes” (Quality Assurance Review Process: Program Review Standards and Criteria, 2014, p. 8).

Review schedule and outcomes

Programs Status Outcomes

Animal and Poultry Science
B.S.A., B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Agricultural and Resource Economics
 B.S.A., B.Sc., M.Agr., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Food and Bioproduct Sciences
B.S.A., B.Sc., M.Agr., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Plant Sciences
B.S.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Soil Science
B.S.A., B.Sc., M.Agr., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

College of Agriculture & Bioresources
B.S.A. in Agronomy

Planned

 

College of Law
J.D., LL.M.

Planned

Interdisciplinary Committee
M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

For additional information about reviews, please contact Nathan Risling at 306-966-1606 or nathan.risling@usask.ca
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Programs Status Outcomes

Curriculum Studies
M.Ed.

Planned

Educational Administration
M.Ed., Ph.D.

Planned

Educational Foundations
M.Ed.

Planned

Educational Psychology and Special Education
M.Ed.

Planned

College of Education
B.Ed.

Planned

College of Education (Cross-Departmental)
Ph.D.

Planned

 

Accounting
B.Comm, M.P.Acc., M.Sc.

Planned

Finance and Management Science
B.Comm, M.Sc.

Planned

Human Resources & Organizational Behavior
B.Comm

Planned

Management & Marketing
B.Comm,M.Sc.

Edwards School of Business
M.B.A.

School of Public Health
M.P.H.

School of Public Health (Thesis Programs)
M.Sc., Ph.D.

Toxicology Centre
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

For additional information about reviews, please contact Nathan Risling at 306-966-1606 or nathan.risling@usask.ca

Programs Status Outcomes

Biology
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Chemistry
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Computer Science
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D

Planned

Geological Sciences
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Mathematics & Statistics
B.Sc., M.Math, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Physics & Engineering Physics
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

 

College of Arts & Science
B.Sc. (Bioinformatics)

Planned

College of Arts & Science
B.A.Sc.(Environmental Earth Sciences)

Planned

College of Arts & Science
Ph.D. (Applied Economics)

Planned

College of Arts & Science
B.A.Sc.(Health Studies)

Planned

College of Arts & Science
B.A.Sc. (Interactive System Design)

Planned

School of Environment and Sustainability
M.E.S., Ph.D.

Planned

School of Environment and Sustainability
M.W.S.

Planned

For additional information about reviews, please contact Nathan Risling at 306-966-1606 or nathan.risling@usask.ca

Programs Status Outcomes

Archaeology & Anthropology
B.A., B.Sc., M.Sc., M.A.

Planned

Economics
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Planned

Geography & Planning
B.A., B.Sc., M.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.

Planned

Indigenous Studies
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Planned

Political Studies
B.A., M.A.

Planned

Psychology
B.A., B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.

Planned

 

Sociology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Planned

College of Arts & Science
Ph.D. (Applied Economics)

Planned

College of Arts & Science
B.A. (Regional and Urban Planning)

Planned

College of Arts & Science
B.A. (International Studies)

Planned

School of Public Policy
M.P.A.

Planned

School of Public Policy (Thesis Programs)
M.P.P., Ph.D.

Planned

School of Public Policy (Joint Program)
M.GENIA

Planned

For additional information about reviews, please contact Nathan Risling at 306-966-1606 or nathan.risling@usask.ca

Programs Status Outcomes

Art & Art History
B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A

Planned

Drama
B.A., B.F.A.

Planned

English
B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A, M.A., PhD.

Planned

History
B.A., M.A.

Planned

ICCC (Women's and Gender Studies)
B.A., M.A.

Planned

Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies
B.A., M.A.

Planned

 

Linguistics and Religious Studies
B.A., M.A.

Planned

Music
B.A., B.Mus., M.Mus., M.A.

Planned

Philosophy
B.A., M.A.

Planned

Religion and Culture (St. Thomas More)
B.A., M.A.

Planned

For additional information about reviews, please contact Nathan Risling at 306-966-1606 or nathan.risling@usask.ca

Programs Status Outcomes

Biomedical Engineering
M.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Chemical and Biological Engineering (Biological Engineering)
M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Chemical and Biological Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
B.E., M.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Civil and Geological Engineering
B.E., M.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Electrical and Computer  Engineering
B.E., M.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Mechanical Engineering
B.E., M.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

 

College of Engineering
B.E. (Environmental Engineering)

Planned

Dentistry
D.M.D.

Planned

Kinesiology
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

For additional information about reviews, please contact Nathan Risling at 306-966-1606 or nathan.risling@usask.ca

Programs Status Outcomes

Division of Nutrition
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Division of Pharmacy
PharmD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Large Animal Clinical Sciences
M.Vet.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Small Animal Clinical Sciences
M.Vet.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Veterinary biomedical sciences
M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

 

Vet Microbiology
M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Vet Pathology
M.Vet.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

WCVM
D.V.M.

Planned

Nursing
B.S.N., M.N.. Ph.D.

Planned

For additional information about reviews, please contact Nathan Risling at 306-966-1606 or nathan.risling@usask.ca

Programs Status Outcomes

School of Rehabilitation Science
M.P.T.

Planned

Anatomy, Physiology, & Pharmacology
(Anatomy & Cell Biology)
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Biochemistry, Microbiology, & Immunology
(Biochemistry)
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Community Health and Epidemiology
M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Health Sciences
M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

 

Biochemistry, Microbiology, & Immunology (Microbiology, & Immunology)
M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Anatomy, Physiology, & Pharmacology (Pharmacology)
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Anatomy, Physiology, & Pharmacology
(Physiology)
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Planned

Medicine
M.D.

Planned

For additional information about reviews, please contact Nathan Risling at 306-966-1606 or nathan.risling@usask.ca