All new programs are developed in alignment with Seneca’s mission and values, and the goals of the strategic and academic plans. Seneca credentials adhere to the Framework for Programs of Instruction as outlined in the Minister’s Binding Policy Directive from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Seneca degrees adhere to the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB) standards.
New program development is informed by relevant provincial standards and requirements identified by professional bodies. All programs articulate clear statements of the vocational learning outcomes. The program requirements including the title, curriculum, work-integrated learning and admission requirements are derived from the vocational learning outcomes, regardless of the location or method of delivery.
Program proposals are approved by Seneca’s Board of Governors, and validated by the Credential Validation Service (CVS) and/or approved by MTCU, as required.
Program requirements, including the validated vocational learning outcomes, are published on the College website and communicated to stakeholders.
Program modifications are guided by feedback from industry and/or community stakeholders, and Seneca’s program review process, to ensure currency and relevancy. Major program modifications require Board of Governors approval and/or validation from the CVS/MTCU, as required. Minor program modifications are approved by the Academic Chair, Dean and the Vice-President, Academic.
Program suspensions and cancellations are approved by the Academic Dean, Vice-President, Academic, Senior Executive Committee, and the Board of Governors.