Quality Assurance FAQ

Program Review Coordinators

Can someone get a course relief for serving as a Program Review Coordinator or Self Study Committee member for a review?

The practice of offering a course relief for being a coordinator or committee member for an academic quality assurance review is at the discretion of the Dean of the faculty.

Can Program Review Coordinators get administrative support to help with minutes and document handling?

Contact the Chair of the department or the Dean's office for available administrative support.

Self Study Reports

Can Self Study Reports be shared with faculty members at other universities and with alumni from the program or unit?

No. Self Study Reports may contain confidential information that should not be shared outside the University of Lethbridge. The final summary of the review findings, the Closing Memo, is published on the Quality Assurance website for all to access.

External Reviewers and Site Visits

How much do we pay the External Reviewers as an honourarium?

There is a range, anywhere from $750 to $1100. Check with the Dean's office to find out what other recent External Reviewers have been paid. Sometimes, when there are three External Reviewers, one individual is given a little more because they do the bulk of the writing and editing of the External Review Report.

Do the External Reviewers complete their Site Visit at the same time or separately?

At the same time. There is only one Site Visit.

What is the usual length of the External Reviewers' Site Visit?

A Site Visit is usually two days, but can be longer if required. See Appendix Two: Template for the Site Visit in the policy and process document for more information.

Once the Site Visit is done, what are the timelines for the External Reviewers to submit the External Review Report?

The External Reviewers should complete the External Review Report within four weeks after the Site Visit.

Who handles the travel arrangements and expense claims for the External Reviewers?

The Department or the Faculty are responsible for making all travel arrangements and for reimbursing expenses.