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OCAD University has a bi-cameral governance system with a Board of Governors and a Senate.

President's walk through at the 98th annual OCAD U Graduate Exhibition. Photo by Martin Iskander.


The OCAD University Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) policy describes the procedures for developing, reviewing and approving new undergraduate and graduate program proposals and changes to existing programs. In addition, it outlines the process for the university’s annual program review cycle. This internal process specifies the requirements of OCAD U’s governance process to the point of submission to the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (Quality Council) as appropriate.

The Senate of OCAD U holds ultimate responsibility for the IQAP via the Senate Quality Assurance Committee, and the authority responsible for the policy’s administration and application is the university’s senior academic officer, the Vice-President, Academic. The Vice-President, Academic, is also the authoritative contact between the university and the Quality Council.

For more information regarding OCAD U’s IQAP policy, please contact: 

Hillary Barron

Manager, Academic Governance & Initiatives
Office of the Vice-President, Academic
416-977-6000, Ext. 322 

Natalie Nanton

Coordinator, Academic Governance and Quality Assurance
Office of the Vice-President, Academic
416-977-6000, Ext. 2856