External Reviews

All academic units at SFU are reviewed on a periodic basis, normally once every seven years. These reviews enable units to:

  • Conduct their own assessments of their strengths and weaknesses
  • Obtain the view of external experts in the field
  • Support academic planning.

Why have an external review?

The review process is intended to ensure that:

(a) The quality of the unit's programs is high and there are measures in place to ensure the evaluation and revision of the teaching programs.

(b) The quality of faculty research is high and faculty collaboration and interaction provides a stimulating academic environment.

(c) Unit members participate in the administration of the unit and take an active role in the dissemination of knowledge.

(d) The unit's environment is conducive to the attainment of the objectives of the department.

  • Check here for External Review supporting documents.
  • Check here for information on Educational Goals.
  • Check here for Senate Guidelines for External Reviews

Recent reviews

External Reviews which will be conducted during the 2018-2019 Academic Year include:

  • Department of Archaeology 
  • School of Communication
  • School for the Contemporary Arts
  • Department of English
  • Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology (Deferred from 2016/17).

Access to external review documents

You must have a valid sfu email ID (eg. abc@sfu.ca) to access external review documents.

Access to external review documents may be found here.

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