The General Faculties Council is responsible for the academic affairs of the University and has general supervision of student affairs, subject to the authority of the Board of Governors.
The General Faculties Council has primary responsibility for areas such as the academic and research plans, academic quality (pedagogy, learning and scholarship/research), programming, curriculum and methods of instruction, academic standards, research, and academic policies and awards. The General Faculties Council also provides input, advises and makes recommendations on institutional priorities, plans and policies.
The General Faculties Council derives its power from the Alberta Post-Secondary Learning Act and from the Board of Governors.
The General Faculties Council acts as the voice of the academic community, providing vision and leadership to the academic community and bringing expertise and academic perspective to the governance of the University.