OCQAS took a virtual tour of Ontario’s colleges this fall. It’s been six years since OCQAS officially visited the colleges in a non-audit capacity.
Karen Belfer, Executive Director, Lindita Prendi and Lisa Sinclair, who are completing a part-time secondment with OCQAS, virtually visited all 23 of the 24 colleges in just six weeks, beginning on October 30th and concluding on December 10th, 2020.
“I love visiting the colleges, whether I’ve been there once or a few times before, I love the richness of the conversations we have. It’s amazing the thoughtful comments I hear and the amount of information one can gather in a short period of time,” said Karen Belfer, the Executive Director of the OCQAS.
The tour provided the opportunity for OCQAS staff to meet many new faces, provide updates on what’s happening at OCQAS, and to learn about what’s new and upcoming from the colleges.
The tour was a great way to report back to the colleges on planned action resulting from the feedback received from the colleges during the recent CVS review, updates on the College Quality Assurance Audit Process (CQAAP), and development of a CVS “Guidebook”.
The timing of the tour was advantageous as the colleges work to navigate unique challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for a post-pandemic world.