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New Programs & Program Closures

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New Programs

The primary responsibility for the design and quality assurance of new graduate degree programs lies with the University and its governing bodies. Academic divisions (i.e., Temerty Faculty of Medicine) are responsible for curriculum design, the identification of program objectives, the development of learning outcomes and degree level expectations, and the assembly of human, instructional and physical resources.

The first step to establishing a new program is to contact the Graduate Affairs Officer at the Office of the Vice Dean, Research and Health Science Education (RHSE) in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine.  At this point, broad consultation must take place with faculty members, students, and other stakeholders as necessary. For further information, please visit the Office of the Vice-provost, Academic Programs website

Program Closures

Program closures may result from a recommendation from an external review or may be identified by members of the university. This includes degree and collaborative programs.

To formally close a program, please submit the proposal to the Graduate Affairs Officer in the Office of the Vice Dean, Research and Health Sciences Education (RHSE). Please review (section four of) the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process available on the Office of the Vice-Provost, Academic Programs website for additional details on this process.