Programs & Curriculum Overview

The Programs and Curriculum team is responsible for supporting curriculum change, publishing the Academic Calendar and Academic Handbook, and coordinating cyclical external reviews at the University of Toronto Scarborough.


Curriculum Change

Changes to programs and courses at U of T Scarborough are governed by the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP), which outlines the protocols for the assessment and approval of new programs, review of existing programs, modifications to existing programs, and closures of programs. The Academic Affairs Committee is the governing body responsible for approving these modifications, which are divided into two categories (major and minor modifications).

For more in-depth information on the curriculum modification process, please see the Policy for Approval and Review of Academic Programs and Units. To see how the Programs & Curriculum team supports units and proposals through the modification process, please follow the link at the bottom of the page.

Academic Policy & Guidelines

The Dean's Office oversees the publication of two significant collections of academic policy, guidelines, and information for the UTSC community, the Academic Calendar and the Academic Handbook. The Calendar outlines current curriculum for U of T Scarborough along with related policy and regulations, while the Handbook provides essential information about academic policies and practices, and guidance on scenarios that faculty, sessionals and course instructors, librarians, teaching assistants, and staff may encounter.

External Reviews

External Reviews are a key part of the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP). The review process allows units a chance to reflect on their academic, administrative, and strategic performance and to receive valuable insight from experts. The Programs and Curriculum team works with departments during each stage of the cyclical review, including:

  • Commissioning the review
  • Developing key documents, such as the self study
  • Coordinating the planning and scheduling of the review site visit
  • Developing the administrative response in follow-up to the review

Please feel free to reach out to the Programs and Curriculum team at any time if you have further questions that are not answered by the materials on these webpages. The team can be reached at