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April 03, 2023

NBCC introduces academic Quality Assurance Framework

New Brunswick’s largest provider of skills training is going beyond in its commitment to academic quality standards. NBCC recently introduced a new academic Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) that will support the College in delivering education that works. 

“A strong focus on providing quality-assured, innovative educational delivery that responds to both current and future labour market needs is essential to the overall success of NBCC and its learners,” said Ann Drennan, Vice President Academic, Innovation, and Student Affairs. “The QAF defines a formal process for assessing our programs and acting where needed to ensure program excellence, identify opportunities for improvement, and maintain NBCC’s quality reputation.” 

The Academic Quality Assurance Framework has robust program standards in place to govern NBCC programs. The framework consists of five academic quality standards that will enable the College to: 

  • Use evidence-based data to make program changes; 

  • Develop and offer sustainable and in-demand programs; 

  • Focus on learner and stakeholder needs now and into the future; 

  • Measure and evaluate the goals and objectives of NBCC programs; and 

  • Identify opportunities and areas for improvement and positive change.  

Under NBCC’s QAF, programs will be evaluated every five years and undergo an annual review based on program performance data collected each year. New programs will be subject to a detailed review after the first full year of delivery.  

About NBCC: As one of New Brunswick’s largest postsecondary education institutions, NBCC drives social and economic wellbeing across the province. NBCC welcomes 11,000 learners each year through quality-assured, relevant training opportunities. Supported by the Going Beyond campaign, NBCC is committed to accelerating skills development, innovating educational delivery, and reaching unprecedented numbers of New Brunswickers. Find out more at: 

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Tanya Greer, Lead, Strategic Communications 
Tel: (506) 440-9105