The university can be a complicated entity with many moving parts. If there are aspects to the University of Alberta that you don’t understand, chances are you’re not alone. To assist the campus community in better understanding who does what and how things get done at the university, Folio, the staff/faculty newspaper, introduced a feature in the fall of 2010 called University 101. Since so many members of the U of A community come and go over time, especially students, staff and post-docs, we will post the links to these features periodically here for those who may not have seen them the first time around.
Given the recent appointment of Doug Goss as chair of the Board of Governors, it seems appropriate to start with the role of the board at the university. This piece originally appeared Oct. 8, 2010, so individuals have changed, but the description of the role and responsibilities of the board remains accurate.