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New Graduate Diplomas & Collaborative Programs

Process

Proposals for new graduate diplomas and new graduate collaborative programs require expedited approval by the Quality Council but are not subject to external appraisal (see a diagram of the process for expedited approval).

Phases for New Diplomas & Collaborative Programs

Development

As with all academic change, the first step in the development of any academic change proposal is consultation with the appropriate Dean’s office.

The VPAP office will work with the Dean’s office to convene a consultation meeting.

Proponents will normally draft an outline for any diploma and a draft proposal for any new collaborative program.

Proponents should work closely with their Dean’s office and the VPAP office on the development of a proposal.

All proposals should be supported by full SGS Calendar descriptions and new course proposals.

Sign-Off

All proposals require sign-off from the Dean’s office and the VPAP office before moving forward.

Approval

New graduate diplomas and collaborative programs are not subject to external appraisal.

Governance

Proposals for new graduate diplomas and collaborative programs require approval by the relevant Faculty Council and the Committee on Academic Policy and Programs (AP&P).

Oversight

All new graduate diplomas and collaborative programs require expedited approval by the Quality Council.

New graduate diplomas require approval by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).

Resources

Template: new diploma outline

Template: new graduate program proposal (for diplomas)

Template: new collaborative program proposal

Questions?

Jennifer Francisco
Coordinator Academic Change
416.946.0094