Learn about CAQC chair and member competencies and how to apply
CAQC is comprised of academic and administrative leaders who share their expertise and insights to advance the quality of Alberta’s post-secondary system.
Competencies used to select members help ensure CAQC has, collectively:
Sufficient diversity and balance to represent a broad range of perspectives
Knowledge, expertise and experience to fulfill its mandate
To enable it to address the broad range of degree programming in Alberta, Council’s membership as a whole should reflect, over time, the diversity within Campus Alberta and within the academic community. The recruitment process ensures the following is considered in terms of diversity and balance:
Gender, geographical and/or sectoral balance (i.e., familiarity with or experience in various types of post-secondary institutions)
Specific disciplinary areas
The CAQC is an expert panel, and especially given the diversity of backgrounds of its members noted above, places a high value on working collegially.
Although few Council members can be expected to possess all of the experience and expertise/knowledge noted below, the profile of Council is such that members should have a reasonable combination of these. Attributes with an asterisk are required of all members, while the others are deemed highly desirable.
A university-level degree (minimum of a baccalaureate or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution)*
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 admission policies)*
Academic program development and or review experience
Demonstrated knowledge of issues and trends in post-secondary quality assurance, including from national and international jurisdictions
Recent senior post-secondary administration or managerial experience (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
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
Demonstrated understanding of fair processes (e.g., natural and administrative justice, experience with appeal processes)
When vacancies occur potential Council members – and potential Chairs – are encouraged to apply at the government’s electronic Public Agency Appointments System (ePAAS). If you are interested in serving on Council you can sign up at the site for email notification when a recruitment opportunity is available.
Selection of the candidate is solely the Minister’s responsibility.