Campus Alberta Quality Council
It is recognized in Alberta as a fundamental principle and as a matter of public policy that all persons are equal. Diversity and inclusion are valued and supported on the boards of Alberta's public agencies
The Minister of Advanced Education is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as members on the Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC).
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.
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.
The member shares, with the Co-Chairs 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.
The successful applicant will demonstrate the following competencies and skills:
- a university-level degree,
- 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,
- working knowledge of undergraduate and/or graduate programs (e.g., academic programs), and
- demonstrated knowledge of issues and trends in post-secondary quality assurance, including from provincial, national and international jurisdictions.
Preferred applicant may also demonstrate:
- academic 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,
- significant past or current involvement in the governance or community outreach of a post-secondary institution, especially one that is part of Campus Alberta (e.g., as a public member of a board of governors or institutional senate),
- 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).
Significant past or current involvement in the governance or community outreach of a post-secondary institution, especially one that is part of Campus Alberta (e.g., as a public member of a board of governors or institutional senate) will be considered an asset. Preferred applicants may also demonstrate experience with post-secondary quality assurance from outside of Alberta.
Credential and experience verification may be conducted.
The Government of Alberta is committed to offering all qualified Albertans the opportunity to be considered as members on Alberta’s public agencies, boards and commissions. The Government of Alberta is committed to inclusive agencies, boards, and commissions that welcome, respect and value the diversity of their members. To help ensure that Alberta’s agencies, boards and commissions reflect the qualities and differences of the broader populations they serve, we invite applicants from all backgrounds who embody a range of knowledge, skills and expertise to apply.
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, a minimum of five times per year. Members may also serve on ad hoc committees or on a standing committee which may meet via teleconference, 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. Remuneration is on a per diem basis, as set by the government’s Committee Remuneration Order. Members are also reimbursed for allowable expenses.
Meetings are generally held either in Edmonton, Alberta or Calgary, Alberta, and whenever possible, council meets at Alberta’s post-secondary institutions.
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 4 line biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should include your name, current work experience, board/committee experience and relevant education. 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.
The personal information in ePAAS is collected pursuant to section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information will be used to administer and manage recruitment for current and future public agency appointment opportunities. Questions regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of this information, may be directed to the Public Agency Secretariat, Public Service Commission, 12th Floor 44 Capital Boulevard, 10044 - 108 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S7 or by calling 780-644-3060. Applicants will be required to identify any real or perceived conflicts of interest and may be required to undergo additional screening.
Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.
Campus Alberta Quality Council: https://caqc.alberta.ca/about/
Post-secondary Learning Act: http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Acts/p19p5.pdf