Recruitment posting

Campus Alberta Quality Council

Competition #: 424
Ministry: Advanced Education
Opening Date: 05/18/2017
Closing Date: 06/08/2017
Role: Members
Role Required

The Minister of Advanced Education is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a member of the Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC).

Location
Edmonton, Alberta
About the Agency

Alberta’s post-secondary system is known for its quality. In order to maintain and enhance the quality of the degree programs offered in the province, the Minister calls on CAQC to assess the quality of new degree proposals and to monitor them once approved. CAQC is comprised of academic and administrative leaders who share their expertise and insights to advance the quality of Alberta’s post-secondary system by providing advice and recommendations to the Minister.

Board and Committee Structure

Council consists of 11 members appointed by the Minister of Advanced Education. Council has established two standing committees: the Proposal Review Standing Committee and the Monitoring Standing Committee.

Role Description

Role of the Member

The member shares, with the Chair and other members of the Council, the responsibilities of: governing the organization; inquiring into and reviewing degree proposals; formulating and revising as needed the standards and processes to enable the Council to make recommendations to the Minister on degree program approval; and monitoring degree programs in order to encourage improvement in quality assurance at institutions offering approved degrees in Alberta.

Skills and Experience Required

The successful applicant will demonstrate the following competencies and skills:

• a university-level degree (minimum of a baccalaureate or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution);

• demonstrated experience and proficiency in teaching, and/or scholarship and/or service;

• demonstrated interest in, awareness and/or experience with issues and trends affecting post-secondary education and life-long learning;

• knowledge of the Alberta (or other) post-secondary system and its diversity; and

• working knowledge of undergraduate and/or graduate programs (e.g. academic programs and admissions policies).

Preferred applicant may also demonstrate:

• program development and/or review experience;

• demonstrated knowledge with issues and trends in post-secondary quality assurance, including from national and international jurisdictions;

• recent senior post-secondary administration or managerial experience (Note: Cannot currently be a dean or higher at an Alberta post-secondary institution);

• experience in co-curricular activities (e.g., student advising/mentoring)/graduate student teaching and supervision;

• experience with academic staff recruitment/performance evaluation/retention;

• commitment to and experience in enhancing students’ learning experiences;

• experience with the use of student learning outcomes;

• knowledge of the pedagogy of teaching and learning;

• knowledge of effective learning technology and alternative delivery systems;

• demonstrated leadership in business, the professions, industry, public service, volunteerism or other community service; and

• demonstrated understanding of fair processes (e.g., natural and administrative justice, experience with appeal processes).

Applicants with experience in Alberta’s Comprehensive and Academic Research Institutions and disciplinary expertise in business, education, science, humanities, and or fine arts are also preferred.

Credential and experience verification may be conducted.

The Government of Alberta is committed to offering qualified Albertans the opportunity to be considered as public members on Alberta’s public agencies, boards and commissions. To help ensure that Albertans are well-represented on boards, we invite applicants from all backgrounds who embody a range of knowledge, skills and expertise to apply.

Remuneration and Time Commitment

A member is appointed for a term of up to three years and may be eligible for reappointment. The full Council typically meets for two days, four to five times per year. Members may also serve on ad hoc committees or on a standing committee which meet electronically, by phone or in person. A member can expect a significant time commitment to meet the demands of this role, particularly when serving on one of the standing committees.

The chair and members of the council are entitled to be paid remuneration in accordance with Schedule 1, Part A of the Committee Remuneration Order (OC 466/2007).

1. A member of a committee, other than the chair, shall be paid:

(a) $164 for up to and including four hours in any day, or

(b) $290 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day, or

(c) $427 for over eight hours in any day, spent on the business of the committee.

2. The chair or person acting as the chair of a committee shall be paid:

(a) $219 for up to and including four hours in any day, or

(b) $383 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day, or

(c) $601 for over eight hours in any day, spent on the business of the committee.

Honoraria is subject to review. Members are also reimbursed for allowable expenses.

Meetings are normally held in Edmonton, Alberta, although Council also meets at Alberta’s post-secondary institutions.

Additional Documentation

Required Documents: In addition to your cover letter and resume, we require a biography. Click HERE to download form.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

Contact Information

**Please ensure you read the ‘Additional Documentation’ section above for full application instructions**

If you are unable to apply on-line, please submit your cover letter, resume and bio, quoting the recruitment posting competition number to AE.BoardAppointments@gov.ab.ca.

If you have any questions please contact Governance and Legislation, Alberta Advanced Education, 5th Floor, Phipps-McKinnon Building, 10020 – 101A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3G2, Phone: 780-415-0983, e-mail: AE.BoardAppointments@gov.ab.ca.

This posting may be used to fill both existing and future board vacancies.

If you would like more information on CAQC or the role of a member, contact Marilyn Patton, Director, CAQC Secretariat at 780-427-4636.

How To Apply

Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Online applications are preferred. To apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.

Provide a short (maximum 200 words) biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should contain general information about your education, experience, community involvement, skills, etc. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm.

All potential candidates will be screened for potential conflicts of interest. Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name,biography, public agency, position appointed to.

Link to Enabling Legislation:

Post-secondary Learning Act