Under the Post-secondary Learning Act, 2003 the Campus Alberta Quality Council is required to, "…consider the ability of institutions to deliver and sustain high quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs"1. In doing so, Council has articulated the following expectations2:
1CAQC Handbook (2015), p. 53
The information contained below is intended to provide guidance and transparency to the program development process. While several discussions with Program Councils are encouraged, the OVPA strongly encourages those with new program ideas to contact the Coordinator, Academic Services OVPA prior to any substantial investment in proposal development. A quick discussion will facilitate information-sharing, such as: Alberta system coordination (e.g. another institution has a similar degree idea in front of the Minister, or a College has been asking for a partnership in this area); timing (in relation to other proposals before the CAQC, the Minister, or in the “AU queue”); resources (support from Athabasca University or external sources may be available), etc.
Updated January 09 2017 by Student & Academic Services