The University of Lethbridge is committed to the high quality of its programs. Our emphasis on quality programming, on programs that are engaging, challenging, and relevant, requires a robust and effective system of academic quality assurance to ensure we are meeting these standards. Therefore, we have a systematic quality assurance process managed by the cross-faculty Academic Quality Assurance Committee.
According to the University of Lethbridge Academic Quality Assurance Policy and Process, academic quality assurance is:
"a collection of systematic evaluation processes to monitor and review performance, identify quality outcomes, and recommend improvement of the academic units and programs of The University of Lethbridge."
In addition to academic programs and units, our academic quality assurance process is also applied to Research Centres and Institutes.
Reviews are usually conducted once every seven years, or as required. The schedule of reviews is determined by the University Review Committee, in consultation with the Deans and, in the case of Research Centres and Institutes, the Vice President (Research).