Commitment to Quality

St. Clair College is dedicated not only to the highest quality of academic program curriculum and learning experiences, and to processes that ensure ongoing quality improvements through a quality assurance program review process but is also committed to ensuring that there is a process of accountability for the completion of the Quality Assurance Program reviews as well as the completion of appropriate improvement action plans created as a result of the Quality Assurance academic program reviews.

The quality assurance review process is designed to articulate with and support the Program Quality Assurance Process Audit initiative (PQAPA) or the accreditation process of the Ontario College Quality Assurance Service (OCQAS) and the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB).

Quality assurance reviews ensure the health and vibrancy of academic programs by:

  • assessing curriculum in a program of study for compliance with ministry requirements and and outcome-based education standards
  • comparing curriculum in a program of study with professional, business, industrial, or community standards and needs
  • examining the financial viability and efficiency of the programs
  • evaluating feedback from the various stakeholders of the programs especially of students, graduates and employers
  • assessing a variety of performance indicators and other data relating to the program and its historical operation

SCC Policy 1.6.2 Academic Program Quality Assurance Reviews
SCC Policy 1.6.3 Quality Assurance Accountability Audit

Ontario Colleges Quality Assurance Services

Ensuring quality and consistency across the post-secondary education system.

Following this new legislation, the Ontario College Quality Assurance Service (OCQAS) was established to provide efficient tools that ensure specific quality and consistency standards are met by the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario (CAAT).

Ontario College Quality Assurance Service

OCQAS Frequently Asked Questions