Quality Assurance

December 2023 - Effective immediately, we have a new Nipissing University Institutional Quality Assurance Protocol (NUIQAP) re-ratified by the Quality Council May 5, 2023 and approved by the Senate on June 26, 2023.
If you require templates etc., please send your request to iqap@nipissingu.ca


For Major Modifications please use the following templates:

Please use the following form to submit a Letter of Intent:


Complete the Proposal only after approval of the LOI has been granted. 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic at iqap@nipissingu.ca.

The primary purpose of the Institutional Quality Assurance Protocol (IQAP) and associated procedures is to ensure the high quality of, and to promote standards of excellence in Nipissing’s new and existing academic programs. The IQAP has been developed by the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (referred to as the “Quality Council”) to be consistent with the protocols contained in the Quality Assurance Framework.

This Quality Assurance Framework comprises of three distinct components:

  • The Protocol for the Cyclical Review of Existing Programs is used to secure the academic standards both of existing undergraduate and graduate degree programs  and for-credit graduate diploma programs, and to assure their ongoing improvement.
  • The Protocol for New Program Approvals applies to both new undergraduate and graduate programs. 
  • Proposals for new for-credit graduate diplomas are to be submitted for approval through the Protocol for Expedited Approvals.
  • In accordance with the Protocol for Major Modifications (Program Renewal and Significant change), each institution is responsible in its IQAP to assure program quality where major substantive changes are made to existing and previously approved programs, and where learning outcomes are not changed in ways that denote a truly new program. Institutions will report annually to the Quality Council on the Major Modifications approved that year.