Policy on the Approval of Certificate Programs

Approved by the Senate on 27 February 2008 upon recommendation of the Senate Curriculum Committee.

The Policy on the Approval of Certificate Programs was last considered by Senate in January 2005. The updated document contains the following improvements:

  • All new certificate programs are to be held to the same standard for consultations currently expected for academic programs such as degrees, specializations, and courses.
  • References to the Continuing Studies Committee, dissolved in May 2006, were changed to “Senate Curriculum Committee.”
  • References to the Associate Vice-President of Continuing Studies were changed to “Director of Continuing Education” as per section 35 (2)(f) of the University Act.

This information is for quick reference. For the full text of the Minutes of Senate, which include the motions and discussion, please see the Minutes Archive.