This Committee reported the recommendations of the Academic
Alignment Working Group and Pedagogy Working Group to the June
meeting of Senate, which approved the recommendations of these
In the case of the Pedagogy Working Group these
recommendations are substantially similar to recommendations
that have been circulating for the past year.
In the case of the Academic Alignment Working Group the
recommendations are to continue to build on the work that has
been accomplished to date. Senate adopted the recommendations
The recommendations contained in this final report and
referred to in the Appendices be the starting point to an
ongoing dialogue within the University.
As per the Terms of Reference, the AAWG continue to
exist as a Senate-appointed Committee and work with the
Senate AVI Steering Group to fully implement academic
alignment-related plans by September, 2010.
The University continue to investigate academic
administrative structures used elsewhere in Canada and
internationally and, where prudent, adopt the best
elements of these models at UNBC
That ideas for change that are currently being discussed
and are consistent with the principles expressed above,
be encouraged to continue.
Motions to dissolve this Committee and the Academic Alignment
Working Group are pending.