Academic Quality Assurance

Quality assurance is a significant responsibility of universities. By engaging in regular assessment and review processes Dalhousie demonstrates its commitment to: 

  • transparency and accountability
  • excellence and continuous improvements 
  • strategic planning
  • risk assessment and mitigation 

Responsibility for academic quality assurance lies with Senate, the University's senior academic governing body. Relevant policies and procedures are administered by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic (oversight delegated to the Associate Vice-President Academic).

Dalhousie's academic quality assurance activities fall under the following categories:

  Assessment Prior to Implementation   Ongoing Quality Assurance
1  Program Proposal Process 
1 Faculty Reviews of Programs 
    2 Senate Reviews of Faculties       
    3 Accredited Programs                 

Dalhousie's academic quality assurance activities conform to the standards and guidelines of the Maritimes Province Higher Education Commission (MPHEC).

Dalhousie is a member of Universities Canada (see How Quality Assurance Works in Canada).