Final Assessment Reports & Implementation Plans (FAR/IPs)

Overview

In the table below, please find Final Assessment Reports & Implementation Plans (FAR/IPs) for reviews of Divisions, Units, and Programs carried out under the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP). The FAR/IPs are grouped according to the date on which they were reported to the Committee on Academic Policy and Programs (AP&P). Each listing includes a link to the PDF of the FAR/IP for each review. If AP&P requested a follow-up report for a particular review, the table will also include a link to this report (found in the materials for the AP&P meeting at which the follow-up report was presented).

Background

The FAR/IP is a key document in the UTQAP Reviews process, summarizing in one place the key content of the review report, the Division’s response to the points raised in the review and the outcome of AP&P’s discussion of the review. The format of the FAR/IP has evolved significantly since UTQAP was implemented in 2011; as of 2019, all FAR/IPs contain the following information:

  • A detailed summary of the current review, including:
    • the division/unit/program(s) being reviewed
    • the names and institutions of the review panel members
    • the site visit dates
    • bullet points for each of the strengths, areas of concern, and recommendations raised in the review report
    • a brief summary of the previous review of the division/unit/program(s)
  • The Dean’s Administrative Response, a letter to the Vice-Provost, Academic Programs from the Dean of the Division whose unit/program is being reviewed, outlining the Division/unit’s plan for implementing changes in response to key points raised in the review report
  • A summary of the AP&P committee discussion of the review, including:
    • whether the review summary adequately captured the tone and content of the review report
    • whether the Dean’s Administrative Response adequately addresses the concerns and recommendations raised in the report
    • whether the committee requested a one-year follow-up report from the Dean on particular points raised in the discussion
  • The Institutional Executive Summary, a one-paragraph summary of the key strengths, areas of concern and recommendations identified in the review report
  • Administrative information including:
    • the Division’s plan for monitoring and reporting progress on the implementation plan outlined in the FAR/IP
    • the approximate date of the next review of the division/unit/program(s)
    • a summary of when, and to whom, the FAR/IP was distributed.

FAR/IPs are posted to this website in accordance with the following UTQAP requirements regarding reporting, distribution and transparency:

  • UTQAP section 5.8.6 (corresponding to the provincial Quality Assurance Framework, section 4.2.6) requires that the University of Toronto prepare FAR/IPs to be “posted on the University’s Quality Assurance website.”
  • Under UTQAP section 5.8.5, the VPAP Office must provide all FAR/IPs to the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (Quality Council). Where follow-up reports are requested, AP&P considers these reports at its Cycle 2 and Cycle 5 meetings each year, and they are available as part of the meeting agendas and reports.

Note: Please consult the collaborative specialization reviews page for all historical collaborative program and collaborative specialization FAR/IPs.

Divisional Abbreviations Used in This Table

AbbreviationFaculty/Division
DENTFaculty of Dentistry
DLSPHDalla Lana School of Public Health
FALDJohn H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
FASFaculty of Arts & Science
FASEFaculty of Applied Science & Engineering
FORFaculty of Forestry
INFOFaculty of Information
KPEFaculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
LAWFaculty of Law
MEDTemerty Faculty of Medicine
MUSFaculty of Music
NURSLawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
OISEOntario Institute for Studies in Education
PHARMLeslie L. Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
ROTMJoseph L. Rotman School of Management
SWKFactor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
TSTToronto School of Theology
UTMUniversity of Toronto Mississauga
UTSCUniversity of Toronto Scarborough

Note: For Decanal reviews, the “Division” column in the table indicates the Division responsible for commissioning the review; in some cases, a review may be commissioned by one Division and include programs that are offered in another.

Contact

David Lock
Coordinator, Academic Planning & Reviews
416.946.3421

AP&P Cycle 6: May 6, 2020

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
DecanalFASFinnish Studies program2019-03-18 
DecanalFASDepartment of French and its programs2019-03-21 
DecanalFASInstitute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology and its programs2018-11-15 
DecanalUTMMaster of Biotechnology program2019-03-25 
DecanalUTMDepartment of Philosophy and its programs2019-02-28 
DecanalUTSCDepartment of Management and its programs2019-11-14 Requested

AP&P Cycle 2: October 30, 2019

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
DecanalFASDepartment of English and its programs2018-11-29 
DecanalFASHealth Studies program2019-01-17 Requested
DecanalFASCentre for Medieval Studies and Mediaeval Studies undergraduate program2018-11-12 
DecanalFASRenaissance Studies program2018-09-24 
ProvostialLAWFaculty of Law and its programs2019-03-18 
ProvostialMEDTemerty Faculty of Medicine and its programs2019-02-27 Requested
DecanalMEDDepartment of Speech-Language Pathology and its programs2019-01-25 
ProvostialMGTJoseph L. Rotman School of Management and its programs2019-01-09 
ProvostialPHMLeslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and its programs2018-11-26 Requested
DecanalUTMDepartment of Biology and its programs2018-10-01 
DecanalUTMDepartment of Psychology and its programs2019-01-31 

AP&P Cycle 5: April 2, 2019

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
DecanalFASDepartment of Astronomy & Astrophysics and its programs2018-03-19 Reported 2020-05-06
DecanalFASBook and Media Studies program2018-05-03 
DecanalFASCinema Studies Institute and its programs2018-03-26 Reported 2020-05-06
DecanalFASDepartment of Economics and its programs2018-06-07 
DecanalFASCentre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources and its programs2018-06-04 
DecanalFASDepartment of Philosophy and its programs2018-05-24 
DecanalFASGraduate Psychology programs2018-06-14 
DecanalFASWomen & Gender Studies Institute and its programs2018-05-10 
DecanalFASEDepartment of Civil & Mineral Engineering and its programs2018-03-14 
DecanalFASEThe Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and its programs2018-06-18 Reported 2020-05-06
DecanalMEDInstitute of Medical Science and its programs2018-10-15 
DecanalMEDDepartment of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy and its programs2018-09-27 
DecanalUTMDepartment of Political Science and its programs2018-04-26 
DecanalUTSCCentre for French & Linguistics and its programs2018-05-14 

AP&P Cycle 2: November 1, 2018

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
DecanalFASDepartment of Chemistry and its programs2018-03-19Reported 2019-10-30
DecanalFASCentre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies and its programs2018-02-26 
DecanalFASDepartment of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and its programs2018-03-06Reported 2019-10-30
DecanalFASSchool of the Environment and its programs2018-01-28 
DecanalFASLatin American Studies program2018-02-02Reported 2019-10-30
DecanalFASPharmaceutical Chemistry program2018-02-12Reported 2019-10-30
DecanalFASDepartment of Spanish and Portuguese and its programs2018-03-07Reported 2019-10-30
DecanalMEDPhysician Assistant program2018-03-26 
DecanalUTMDepartment of Anthropology and its programs2018-02-22 
DecanalUTMForensic Science program2018-02-21Reported 2019-10-30
DecanalUTSCDepartment of Arts, Culture and Media and its programs2017-11-02Reported 2019-10-30
DecanalUTSCDepartment of Historical and Cultural Studies and its programs2018-04-04 
DecanalUTSCDepartment of Physical and Environmental Sciences and its programs2017-10-17 
DecanalUTSCDepartment of Psychology and its programs2018-05-03 

AP&P Cycle 5: April 3, 2018

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
DecanalFASCeltic Studies program2017-10-12Reported 2019-04-02
DecanalFASCentre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies and its programs2017-10-05 
DecanalFASDepartment of Geography and Planning and its programs2017-09-26Reported 2019-04-02
DecanalMEDDepartment of Biochemistry and its programs2017-10-19Reported 2019-04-02
DecanalMEDDepartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology and its programs2017-09-28 
ProvostialNURLawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and its programs2017-11-28 
DecanalUTMInstitute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology and its programs2017-04-06 

AP&P Cycle 2: November 2, 2017

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
DecanalFASCanadian Studies Program2017-04-26 
DecanalFASCognitive Science programs2017-03-23 
DecanalFASEquity Studies program2017-03-29 
DecanalFASMark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and its programs2017-04-07 
DecanalFASDepartment of Statistical Sciences and its programs2017-01-26 
DecanalMEDDepartment of Immunology and its programs2017-02-01 
DecanalUTMDepartment of Chemical and Physical Sciences and its programs2017-02-27Reported 2018-11-01
DecanalUTMDepartment of Historical Studies and its programs2017-02-09Reported 2018-11-01
DecanalUTMDepartment of Management and its programs2016-11-14 

AP&P Cycle 5: March 29, 2017

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
ProvostialDENFaculty of Dentistry and its programs2016-11-30 
ProvostialDLSPHDalla Lana School of Public Health and its programs2016-11-07Reported 2018-04-03
DecanalMEDDepartment of Medical Biophysics and its programs2016-11-01 

AP&P Cycle 2: November 1, 2016

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
DecanalFASDepartment of Cell and Systems Biology and its programs2015-11-05 
DecanalFASDepartment of East Asian Studies and its programs2016-01-25Reported 2017-11-02
DecanalFASEthics, Society, and Law program2016-01-14Reported 2017-11-02
DecanalFASDepartment of History and its programs2015-11-16 
DecanalFASDepartment of Political Science and its programs2016-02-22 
ProvostialFORFaculty of Forestry and its programs2016-05-04Reported 2017-11-02
DecanalMEDDepartment of Molecular Genetics and its programs2015-10-19 
DecanalUTMDepartment of Language Studies and its programs2016-02-29 
DecanalUTMUTM Mathematical and Computational Sciences and its programs2016-01-25 
DecanalUTMDepartment of Visual Studies and its programs2016-02-25 
DecanalUTSCDepartment of English and its programs2015-12-17 
DecanalUTSCDepartment of Health Studies and its programs2016-05-31Reported 2017-11-02
DecanalUTSCGraduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences and its programs2016-03-31 

AP&P Cycle 5: March 30, 2016

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
DecanalFASDiaspora and Transnational Studies program2015-03-31 
DecanalFASDepartment of History of Art and its programs2015-10-20 
DecanalFASInternational Relations program2015-10-08Reported 2017-03-29
DecanalFASUrban Studies program2015-02-26 
DecanalFAS/ ROTMBachelor of Commerce Program2015-01-29Reported 2017-03-29
DecanalFASEUniversity of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies and its programs2015-09-30 
DecanalFASEDivision of Engineering Science and its programs2015-11-23 
DecanalMEDRehabilitation Sciences Institute and its programs2015-10-08 
ProvostialMUSFaculty of Music and its program, including undergraduate music programs at FAS2015-09-28Reported 2017-03-29
DecanalUTSCDepartment of Philosophy and its programs2015-10-26 

AP&P Cycle 2: October 27, 2015

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
DecanalFASCentre for Comparative Literature and its graduate programs; and undergraduate programs offered by Victoria College2015-02-12 
DecanalFASDepartment of Computer Science and its programs2014-02-03 
DecanalFASHuman Biology program2014-03-20Reported 2016-11-01
DecanalFASJewish Studies program2015-01-12 
DecanalUTMDepartment of English and Drama and its programs2015-03-05Reported 2016-11-01
DecanalUTMDepartment of Geography and its programs2015-01-07 
DecanalUTMManagement of Innovation program2014-12-08 
DecanalUTM/ MEDBiomedical Communications program2015-02-25 

AP&P Cycle 5: March 31, 2015

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
DecanalFASChristianity and Culture programs2014-10-02Reported 2016-03-30
DecanalFASDepartment of Slavic Languages and Literatures and its programs2014-03-06 
ProvostialSWKFactor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and its programs2014-10-08 

AP&P Cycle 2: October 28, 2014

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
DecanalFASDepartment of Germanic Languages and Literatures and its programs2014-02-06 
ProvostialINFOFaculty of Information and its programs2014-01-15Reported 2016-11-01
DecanalMEDDepartment of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and its programs, with undergraduate Life Sciences program in Pathobiology2013-09-16Reported 2015-10-27
DecanalMEDDepartment of Nutritional Sciences and its programs, with undergraduate Life Sciences program in Nutritional Sciences2014-02-26 
DecanalMEDDepartment of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and its programs2013-09-26 
DecanalMEDDepartment of Physical Therapy and its program2013-11-19 
DecanalMEDDepartment of Physiology and its programs, with undergraduate Life Sciences programs in Physiology2014-04-03 
DecanalUTMDepartment of Economics and its programs2014-03-24 
DecanalUTMDepartment of Sociology and its programs2014-02-04 
DecanalUTSCPrograms in Centre for Critical Development Studies2013-12-12 

AP&P Cycle 5: April 1, 2014

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
ProvostialFALDJohn H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design and its programs2013-11-05Reported 2015-03-31
DecanalFASDepartment of Earth Sciences (formerly Geology) and its programs2013-02-07 
DecanalFASDepartment of Linguistics and its programs2013-11-14 
DecanalFASDepartment of Mathematics and its programs2013-03-25 
DecanalFASDepartment of Physics and its programs2013-02-25 
DecanalFASEThe Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and its programs2013-05-22 
DecanalFASEDepartment of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and its programs2013-11-04 
DecanalMEDMedical Radiation Sciences joint undergraduate program with the Michener Institute2013-01-14 
ProvostialPHARMLeslie L. Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and its programs2013-11-13Reported 2015-03-31
DecanalUTSCPrograms in Department of Anthropology2013-10-21 
DecanalUTSCPrograms in Department of Human Geography2013-10-17 
DecanalUTSCJournalism Joint Program with Centennial2013-05-30Reported 2015-03-31
DecanalUTSCNew Media Studies Joint Program with Centennial2013-05-23Reported 2015-03-31
DecanalUTSCParamedicine Joint Program with Centennial2013-05-28Reported 2015-03-31
DecanalUTSCPrograms in Department of Political Science2013-11-14 
DecanalUTSCPrograms in Department of Sociology2013-10-31 

AP&P Cycle 2: October 29, 2013

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
DecanalFASEDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering and its programs2013-05-13 

AP&P Cycle 5: April 16, 2013

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
DecanalFASAfrican Studies program2012-02-03 
DecanalFASCaribbean Studies program2012-01-27 
DecanalFASDepartment of Classics and its programs2012-10-15 
DecanalFASDepartment of Italian Studies and its programs2012-11-19Reported 2014-04-01
DecanalFASDepartment of Psychology and its undergraduate programs2012-04-02Reported 2015-03-31
DecanalFASDepartment for the Study of Religion and its programs2012-10-04 
DecanalFASEInstitute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering and its programs2012-11-19 
DecanalMEDDepartment of Biochemistry and its programs2012-02-14Reported 2015-03-31
DecanalMEDDepartment of Medical Biophysics and its programs2012-03-21 
DecanalUTMManagement and Professional Accounting program and Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting and its programs2012-12-03Reported 2014-04-01

AP&P Cycle 2: October 29, 2012

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
DecanalFASDepartment of Anthropology and its programs2012-01-12
DecanalFASDepartment of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations and its programs2012-02-16Reported 2014-04-01
DecanalFASDepartment of Sociology and its programs2011-11-28
DecanalFASEDepartment of Civil Engineering and its programs2012-05-15 
DecanalMEDInstitute of Health, Policy, Management and Evaluation and its programs2012-01-12 
DecanalOISEPrograms in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development2012-02-23
DecanalOISEPrograms in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning2012-03-05Reported 2014-10-28
DecanalOISEPrograms in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Justice Education2012-03-22Reported 2014-10-28
DecanalOISEPrograms in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education2012-03-01Reported 2014-10-28
ProvostialTSTPrograms offered conjointly by the Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto2012-01-10Reported 2013-10-29
DecanalUTMMaster of Biotechnology program2012-05-23 

AP&P Cycle 5: April 3, 2012

Agenda Package and Items
Report

TypeDivisionReviewSite Visit Start DateFollow-up Requested/Reported to AP&P
DecanalMEDDepartment of Immunology and its programs2011-11-29 
DecanalMEDDepartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology and its programs2011-09-26 
DecanalUTMDepartment of Philosophy and its programs2012-01-12 
DecanalUTMDepartment of Psychology and its programs2012-01-03 
DecanalUTSCDepartment of Biological Sciences and its programs2011-12-19 
DecanalUTSCDepartment of Computer and Mathematical Sciences and its programs2011-11-10 
DecanalUTSCDepartment of Psychology and its programs2011-12-06