Program quality starts with the development of new programs. The new program development process involves getting input from a variety of sources both internal and external to the College resulting in a concept paper. After further research and analysis of the concept, a business plan or a program proposal is developed.
The Strategic Enrolment Management Committee considers a new program for recommendation to Executive Team and the Board of Governors based on information provided in both the concept paper and the business plan about organizational alignment and strategic value, student and employer demand for the program, economic need, resource requirements, financial feasibility, and transferability issues. Curriculum designed to ensure accomplishment of defined program outcomes, in accordance with the Framework for Programs of Instruction in the Minister’s Binding Policy Directive (Credentials Framework).
Following new program approval from the Board of Governors, approval documentation is submitted to the appropriate approving bodies. Once consent is received from the MTCU, a program can be advertised and a program manual developed, and the program can be opened for registration. Once a program is launched, follow up including monitoring and evaluation take place.
Questions regarding the New Program Development Process can be directed to Jeff Post, Manager, Academic Quality at firstname.lastname@example.org or at extension 4255.