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Letters of Expectation signed for 26 Campus Alberta post-secondary institutions

Dear colleagues:

I am writing to let you know that, at 4 p.m. this afternoon, the Ministry of Enterprise and Advanced Education announced that Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk has signed the Letters of Expectation for the 26 publicly funded post-secondary institutes within Campus Alberta, including Mount Royal.

I invite you to read the signed Letter of Expectation between the Minister and Mount Royal’s Board of Governors, which is posted on the Ministry’s website.

As you know, the Letters of Expectation were introduced as part of the Province’s 2013 budget. Over the past months, there has been extensive collaboration between the Ministry and the presidents of institutions within Campus Alberta. The result is the creation of individual letters establishing the following outcomes:

  • System Level Outcomes (developed by the Ministry and the presidents).
  • Sector Level Outcomes (created by the presidents of institutions within each sector of Alberta’s six sector model. Mount Royal is in the Baccalaureate and Applied Studies Institutions sector along with Grant MacEwan University).
  • Institutional Level Outcomes (in alignment with Mount Royal’s Comprehensive Institutional Plan for 2013/14 to 2015/16).

The Letter was brought before Mount Royal’s General Faculties Council and was approved by the University’s Board of Governors at its Oct. 28 meeting. It uses Mount Royal language and is flexible enough to change as circumstances change. Every year, the Letter of Expectation will be reviewed and updated before being signed by the Minister and the Board Chair.

The Letter of Expectation now joins Mount Royal’s Comprehensive Institutional Plan and our Academic, Student Services and Strategic Research Plans as tools to guide this University as we work towards becoming Canada’s premier undergraduate university based on important measures of student success and satisfaction.

If you have any questions about Mount Royal’s Letter of Expectation, please let me know, or you can also ask your vice-president.


David Docherty, PhD
Mount Royal University