Quality Assurance Process Audit

The Quality Assurance Process Audit (QAPA) is an external review process to ensure that public post-secondary institutions periodically conduct rigorous, ongoing program and institutional quality assessment.  All B.C. public institutions participate in the QAPA once every seven years. 


The QAPA was developed by the Quality Assurance Audit Committee, a standing committee of the Degree Quality Assessment Board.  The Committee is comprised of representatives from the public institutions and the Board.  Use the resources below to find out more:

The QAPA was launched as a two year pilot in Fall of 2016. Following the pilot, the Committee undertook an evaluation of the process.  The Committee considered feedback from the pilot institutions as well as the QAPA assessors. The QAPA documents were updated after the evaluation was completed.

In the interest of transparency and accountability, the results of the QAPA and institutional responses will be posted on both the institution’s website and the DQAB’s website.