The Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (external link) (the Quality Council) of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU (external link) ) is an arm’s length body designed to ensure rigorous quality assurance of university undergraduate and graduate programs. It was established by the Ontario Council of Academic Vice-Presidents (external link) (OCAV) in 2010, and is responsible for the approval of new undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as auditing each university’s quality assurance processes.
Toronto Metropolitan University’s Provost and Vice-President, Academic is responsible for the Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) as described in Senate Policy 110 and is the authoritative contact between the university and the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (external link) (the Quality Council).
The Vice-Provost, Academic assumes the responsibility of the implementation and administration of Toronto Metropolitan University’s IQAP and the Quality Assurance Framework (external link) with the assistance of the university’s Director of Curriculum Quality Assurance.
The four Senate policies that make up the university's IQAP include: