V. Faculty of Graduate Studies
(for graduate program proposals only-for undergraduate proposals, skip to VI. Senate and External Approvals)
- Once the submission is recieved, and all required documentation has been verified, the External Reviewer will assess the proposal and write a report (the External Reviewer is appointed by the Associate Dean of FGS from a list of individuals provided by the unit and/or the Faculty Dean earlier in the proposal development process);
- For proposals for New Programs only, FGS will arrange for the External Reviewer to conduct a site visit;
- Once the External Reviewer's report is recieved, the proposal will be considered at the Academic Programs and Curriculum Committee (APCC) [PDF] and FGS Faculty Council (New Programs only-APCC is delegated authority for Program Modifications). APCC review of proposals includes the considerations under the second column of Assessment of Program Proposals [PDF] (review and decision making practices for committees that review program proposals).
- If approved, and pending any suggested modifications, FGS will make a recommendation to the Senate Academic Programs and Review Committee (SAPRC).
Faculty of Graduate Studies Approval Process
|New Programs||Program Modifications|
|External Review w/site visit||External Review|
|APCC||APCC - recommend to SAPRC|
|FGS Faculty Council - recommend to SAPRC||--|