How to Use the Handbook

The Program Review Handbook is based on our experience as teachers, researchers, and quality assurance practitioners in post-secondary education in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada. The modules and timelines are designed with the local context in mind. We encourage you to borrow and adapt our modules to develop a process that best fits your institution’s needs.

The primary audience for the Program Review Handbook is quality assurance practitioners and educational developers. It is divided into eight chapters that correspond with the eight Program Review Course modules, as well as a ninth chapter describing steps for a mid-cycle progress report. In addition, a tenth chapter details methods for creating tighter linkages between program reviews and institutional planning.

Each module includes:

  • A brief overview
  • Step-by-step instructions that can be shared with program review teams
  • Resources for quality assurance practitioners and educational developers to facilitate workshops and activities
  • Templates
  • Articles for further reading

We are interested in establishing a quality assurance network within BC and Canada. If you would like to learn more about our work, collaborate on a project, or join the growing quality assurance collaborative in BC, please reach out to us!

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We hope that you find these materials useful in your own practice!  You are welcome to share and adapt the materials (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0); however, we ask that you include the following attribution:

Hoare, A., Dishke Hondzel, C., & Wagner, S. (2022). Program review handbook: A course-based approach to conducting program review. TRU Pressbooks.


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