The General Faculties Council (GFC) is MacEwan University’s senior academic governance body. The GFC is responsible for academic standards, integrity, policies and programs, as well as scholarship, research, and creative activities at MacEwan University.
The bylaws of the General Faculties Council are currently in development in response to MacEwan's inclusion as an undergraduate university in Part I of the Alberta Post-Secondary Learning Act. Bylaws will be posted once approved. Interim bylaws approved by Executive Committee to the General Faculties Council are in place for 2019-20.
In October 2018 Dr. David Marshall was engaged to review the university's Academic Governance Council in light of the amendments to the Post-secondary Learning Act and resulting governance changes.
Dr. Marshall delivered 26 recommendations, grouped into those required for immediate adoption to allow for a fully constituted GFC on September 1, 2019; those for consideration and/or adoption within the next 12 to 18 months and those that are not under consideration at present.
Update from the provost
The university continues to implement changes to the General Faculties Council (GFC) and its subsidiary bodies in response to MacEwan’s placement in Part I of the Post-secondary Learning Act as an Undergraduate University.
Since responsibility for academic governance moved to the Office of the Provost in July, several initiatives have been implemented. One of these is the launch of a series of monthly updates about the progress of the GFC’s development.
The July 2019 update provides news on GFC membership, meeting schedule, standing committees and the role of Faculty and School Councils.