Academic unit reviews

The academic unit review process is an important component of Mount Allison’s commitment to accountability and quality assurance. The process is governed by university policy 5900 on Academic Unit Reviews and overseen by the Senate Committee on University Planning. The results of reviews are reported to Senate and to the Board of Regents. The co-ordination of all unit reviews is the responsibility of the Office of the Provost and Vice-president, Academic and Research.

Every academic unit—be it department, program, or the library—is reviewed over an 8-year cycle. The initial phase of the review consists of:

  • a self-study prepared by the unit
  • a report prepared following a site visit by an external review team
  • the unit’s response to the external report

Approximately five years afterwards, a mid-term review with the unit is scheduled.

Information on completed reviews can be found at: