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New Graduate Diplomas

Process

Proposals for new graduate diplomas require expedited approval by the Quality Council but are not subject to external appraisal.

Phases for New Graduate Diplomas

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.

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 specializations are not subject to external appraisal.

Governance

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

Oversight

All new graduate diplomas 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)

Questions?

Jennifer Francisco
Coordinator Academic Change
416.946.0094