Quality Assurance Process Audit

About the Audit Process

This process was developed by the Degree Quality Assessment Board’s (DQAB) Quality Assurance Audit Committee and seeks to ensure that public post-secondary institutions periodically conduct rigorous, ongoing program and institutional quality assessments. All public institutions in British Columbia participate in a QAPA external review once every seven years.

QAPA Resources:

UBC Reviews

In December 2021, UBC Okanagan underwent its first Quality Assurance Process Audit (QAPA) external review. The extensive review process saw our campus welcome the QAPA external review panel for a virtual site visit at which they conducted interviews with UBC Okanagan’s diverse campus community. Through the recommendations and affirmations noted by the panel, we look forward to implementing and updating policies and procedures that will support our continued dedication to creating a thriving teaching, learning and research community at UBC Okanagan.

In response to the QAPA report, UBC Okanagan has identified four key areas of improvement:

    1. Develop a strategy to measure student learning and the achievement of program learning
    2. Develop a community outreach strategy to support program design and re-design.
    3. Engage with the community to explore “Students as Partners” in teaching and learning.
    4. Develop data sets for program reviews with emphasis on equity, diversity and inclusion.

Download UBC Okanagan’s 2021 QAPA Report

Associated reports:

UBC Okanagan Institutional Report for QAPA

QAPA Response to UBC Okanagan

UBC Vancouver’s 2019 QAPA Report

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Laura Prada
Senior Manager, Academic Integrity and Initiatives

Brad Wuetherick
Associate Provost, Academic Programs, Teaching and Learning