At the University of Ottawa, we’re committed to the excellence of our scholarship and to ensuring an outstanding university experience through the quality and reputation of our programs. This is achieved, in part, through our dedication to quality assurance.
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Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP)

View uOttawa’s IQAP (PDF, 667 KB)

The provincial organism responsible for the quality of all undergraduate and graduate programs as well as for overseeing the audit of each university’s quality assurance process is the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (the “Quality Council”), established by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) in 2010.

Each university is required to design and implement its own Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) in accordance with both the Quality Council’s Quality Assurance Framework and the institution’s mission and degree level expectations.

The University of Ottawa’s IQAP was approved by the University Senate in January 2019 and was ratified by the Quality Council in May 2019. The IQAP includes all protocols in place for the evaluation and modification of existing programs of study as well as for the approval of new programs, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These protocols aim to ensure continuous improvement of programs. The IQAP enables the University to ensure the best quality and the highest standards in the programs it offers.

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Joint graduate programs

This document outlines the processes for program creation, cyclical program evaluation, and major and minor modifications to the joint graduate programs of Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.

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Degree level expectations and learning outcomes

Consult this reference when writing your requests for program creation or modification, and when preparing for program evaluations.

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Report on the Quality Assurance Audit of the University of Ottawa

This report, published in September 2023, describes the audit that took place in the fall, including the context, findings, commendations, recommendations, and next steps.

Contact us

Quality Assurance

Tabaret Hall (map)
550 Cumberland Street, Room 214
Ottawa (Ontario)  K1N 6N5

Telephone: 613-562-5957