Have you been hearing the term Campus Alberta a lot lately?
The concept of Campus Alberta was created to formalize and encourage further collaboration between the province’s 26 publicly funded post-secondary institutions. Even before Campus Alberta began in 2002, Alberta’s institutions have been sharing best practices and working together to make Alberta’s post-secondary system a leader.
Read more about the draft letters of expectation for post-secondary institutions.
Who is part of Campus Alberta?
All 26 publicly funded post-secondary institutions and the apprenticeship and industry training system have an important role as partners in Campus Alberta.
Development of Campus Alberta
Since 2008, Campus Alberta partners have been meeting several times a year through the Campus Alberta Strategic Directions Committee. Chaired by the Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education, the committee includes Board Chairs from Alberta’s 26 publicly funded post-secondary institutions and has also historically included participation by post-secondary institution Presidents.
The committee serves as a forum to:
- to develop strategic direction,
- discuss opportunities in support of Campus Alberta, and
- enhance collaboration between post-secondary institutions.
In Campus Alberta...
All publicly funded post-secondary institutions and the apprenticeship and industry training system are working together to achieve the following goals:
- Accessible, affordable and quality learning opportunities for Albertans.
- Enhanced learner transitions into and movement within the advanced education system.
- Learners who have the tools they need to succeed in their chosen learning pathway.
- Lifelong participation in the advanced education system by all who have the desire and skills to succeed.
Private providers, community-based organizations and industry also have an important role to play in supporting these goals and the lifelong learning needs of all Albertans.
Campus Alberta is growing through...
- flexible transfer arrangements between institutions (administered through TransferAlberta)
- colleges and community organizations working together to assess and meet local learning needs
- high quality online learning offered by 15 institutions through eCampusAlberta, and hands-on support for distance learners at over 85 northern Alberta learning sites.
- a common industry-developed provincial curriculum that allows apprentices to take any period of technical training at any Alberta post-secondary institution
- coordinated applications to any of Alberta's public post-secondary institutions and electronic transfer of academic transcripts (all through ApplyAlberta)
- adoption of the Campus Alberta name and ideals by dozens of community-based adult learning sites across western and central Alberta
- Collaboration and Partnerships
- The Campus Alberta Policy Framework
- Post-secondary Institutions
- Choosing Your Path
Campus Alberta is a registered word mark of the Government of Alberta.