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Major program modifications

Major program modifications are defined as those modifications that constitute a significant change to the design and delivery of an existing program.

The Quality Council defines major modifications to include the following program changes:

  • Requirements that differ significantly from those existing at the time of the previous cyclical program review;
  • Significant changes to the learning outcomes;
  • Significant changes to the faculty engaged in delivering the Program and/or to the essential physical resources as may occur, for example, where there have been changes to the existing mode(s) of delivery (e.g., different campus, online delivery, inter-institutional collaboration); and
  • The addition of a new field to an existing graduate Program. Note that institutions are not required to declare fields for either master’s or doctoral Programs.

For additional examples of what would be considered a major modification, please see Ontario Tech's Curriculum Change Procedures.