Learn more about how CAQC uses audits to monitor program quality
Ensuring Program Quality
The audit process is CAQC’s main mechanism for monitoring the quality of programs at Comprehensive Academic and Research Institutions (CARIs).
An audit is the main monitoring mechanism Council, in cooperation with the four CARIs, that CAQC uses
to ensure that criteria and processes are in place at each institution for the rigourous examination of programs, and
to provide external assurance that those criteria and processes are being rigourously applied.
The audit process, which is an outcome of the Quality Assurance Audit Pilot Project Task Force (see below), was agreed to by the CARIs, Council, and the Ministry and is more fully described in Appendix N of the Handbook.
Quality Assurance Audit Pilot Project Task Force
The Quality Assurance Audit Pilot Project Task Force: Final Report summarizes the findings of a two-year pilot project to audit the internal quality assurance processes at Alberta’s Comprehensive Academic Research Institutions – the University of Alberta, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Calgary and Athabasca University – and contains recommendations for future audits.