Back to top

News / Collegial governance at stake at the University of Alberta

News / Collegial governance at stake at the University of Alberta

[Flickr / Jeffrey Beall]

CAUT has written to University of Alberta President Bill Flanagan expressing concerns about the state of academic governance at the school. The Board of Governors recently decided to disregard a critical General Faculties Council (GFC) recommendation concerning the new college model proposal. Specifically, the GFC recommended against the creation of Executive Deans or any other additional layer of academic administration. The Board’s decision to disregard the recommendation of the GFC clearly violates fundamental principles of shared governance by undermining the authority of the GFC over academic matters. CAUT joins the Association of Academic Staff University of Alberta in calling on the Board to recommit to the principle of collegial governance by fully respecting the authority of the General Faculties Council.


February 2021

Commentary / Copyright limits and learning: lessons from the COVID-19 quarantine

By Carys Craig The World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright... Read more
February 2021

Book review / Being at Large — Freedom in the age of alternative facts

Santiago Zabala McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020; 200 pp; ISBN: 978-0-2280-0191-1. By... Read more
February 2021

News / Education for All campaign launches

CAUT has formed a coalition with organizations representing students and workers at universities... Read more