Board Governance

The Board has senior oversight of the institution; it concerns itself with the long-range planning and the business affairs of the institution.

Examples of its role are the approval of the mandate, the budget, tuition fees, financial statements, investment policy, collective agreements, and the appointment of the President.

Academic Governance

General Faculties Council, subject to the authority of the board, is responsible for the academic affairs of the university.

Examples of its role are granting degrees, approval of the academic plan, academic programs, academic policies, academic calendar, academic awards, and hearing & determining student appeals.

Judiciary Governance

Judiciary Governance provides neutral, third-party support for the GFC Boards and Committees which deal with student academic standing and discipline appeals.

Governance Community Engagement Opportunities

Observe an Upcoming Governance Meeting:
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Selection/Review Committees for (ie. Chancellor, University President, Vice-Presidents, and Faculty Deans) are struck as needed at the University. General Faculties Council (GFC) assists in the nomination and election of staff representative(s) to populate approved committee compositions in accordance to Legislation and the UofA's commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity.

View Results of Recent Elections held by GFC
U of A's: Adopt a Planter Program
University Governance's Adopted PlanterUniversity Governance adopted a planter, filled with red flowers.

Governance Meeting Schedules

All Meeting Schedules are subject to change. Please check regularly for updates.

Governance Calendars (Google)

COVID-19 Governance Decision Tracker

Governance Education

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Board of Governors Operational Calendar

General Faculties Council Operational Calendar