Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) offers a variety of programs in justice and public safety consistent with its vision and mission, and as outlined in the mandate for the institute in the College and Institute Act. Development of new programs and change to existing programs require a comprehensive and integrated approach that adhere to quality assurance principles, practices, and standards for relevant, high quality programming. This policy acts to support the strategic and education plans for relevant and high quality programs to meet student, industry, government and other stakeholder needs.
Policy StatementThis policy refers to the development and approval of new programs and of existing programs undergoing change. The policy supports meeting the governance processes and quality standards of the institute, relevant professional bodies, employers, the Ministry of Advanced Education (AVED), and the public post-secondary system in British Columbia and beyond.The Board of Governors, as outlined in the College and Institute Act (1996) has the authority to determine which programs are offered at JIBC, as well as program revisions. Specifically, the following outlines Board responsibilities:
Generally, consideration for new program development and revisions to existing programs may include:
This policy applies to all new and revised credentialed and non-credentialed programs.
The following definition forms part of this Policy:
Program: A group of related courses (including practica and assessment activities) designed to produce a meaningful, integrated set of learning outcomes. All programs are approved by JIBC governance processes and applicable provincial requirements as established by AVED.
Related Policy & Procedures:
Last updated March 29, 2017
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