Governance Education

Led by the University Secretary, the Governance team assists administration and the two governing bodies in creating a common understanding of the boundaries between administrative authority and the governing bodies' fiduciary responsibilities, by educating formally and informally on the legislative, monitorial, and judicial functions required of the governing bodies.

Proactively, the Governance Team assesses the University's risk with respect to its policies, processes and procedures, and provides informal education and awareness on governance matters with multiple stakeholders.

Governance 101

Governance 101 has been designed to help you understand how decisions are made at the University of Alberta. What is governance? Who's who? Who does what? How does it happen? How can I participate in decision-making?

The session offers information on the nature and principles of governance, the important elements of the Post-Secondary Learning Act, the three branches of governance (legislative, executive and judicial), the powers of the Board of Governors and General Faculties Council, and an overview about the history of the University of Alberta. Participants will receive helpful reference information, useful website addresses and contact information for University Governance staff.

Click to view:  Governance 101 Presentation