Planning and Accountability Reports
Alberta's publicly funded post-secondary institutions are required to submit planning and accountability reports annually in accordance with legislation:
Institutions submit two primary documents annually: A Comprehensive Institutional Plan and an Annual Report.
The Comprehensive Institutional Plan
The Comprehensive Institutional Plan is a three-year planning document that integrates the institutional business plan, the Institutional Access Plan, and the Institutional Research Plan into one document. The integration of these documents reflects the commitment of Advanced Education to work with Alberta's post-secondary institutions to streamline and increase the efficiency of planning processes and institutional submissions to the department. The Comprehensive Institutional Plan satisfies current legislated requirements (Fiscal Management Act, Post-secondary Learning Act) that institutions submit business plans and Institutional Access Plans annually. Institutions are expected to post their Comprehensive Institutional Plan on their website.
The Annual Report
Post-secondary institution annual reports facilitate accountability to stakeholders by relating the institution's actual performance to the goals, expected outcomes and performance measures identified in its Comprehensive Institutional Plan. Annual reports provided a vehicle for institutions to communicate the progress they have achieved during the year with respect to strategic, program, financial, and campus development goals and to identify factors that may have affected their performance.
The Post-Secondary Learning Act requires that public institutions submit to the Minister an annual report that includes their audited financial statements as well as any other information required by the Minister. The submission of public institution annual reports and Comprehensive Institutional Plans is also part of the accountability process provided for in the Fiscal Management Act.
Annual reports are public documents. Post-secondary institutions are required to make annual reports available to the public upon request. They are also required to post their annual reports on their websites.
Included below are links to the annual reports for Alberta's public post-secondary institutions for the year 20? - 20?.1
Annual Report and Financial Statement
|Comprehensive Academic and Research Institutions (learn more)|
|Athabasca University||Annual Report|
|University of Alberta||Annual Report|
|University of Calgary||Annual Report|
|University of Lethbridge||Annual Report|
|Baccalaureate and Applied Studies Institutions (learn more)|
|Grant MacEwan University||Annual Report|
|Mount Royal University||Annual Report|
|Polytechnical Institutions (learn more)|
|Northern Alberta Institute of Technology||Annual Report|
|Southern Alberta Institute of Technology||Annual Report|
|Comprehensive Community Institutions (learn more)|
|Bow Valley College||Annual Report|
|Grande Prairie Regional College||Annual Report|
|Keyano College||Annual Report|
|Lakeland College||Annual Report|
|Lethbridge College||Annual Report|
|Medicine Hat College||Annual Report|
|NorQuest College||Annual Report|
|Northern Lakes College||Annual Report|
|Olds College||Annual Report|
|Portage College||Annual Report|
|Red Deer College||Annual Report|
|Specialized Arts and Culture Institutions (learn more)|
|Alberta College of Art and Design||Annual Report|
|The Banff Centre||Annual Report|
- Accountability reports for Alberta’s Independent Academic Institutions are also reviewed by the department.