Consortium Council

The Consortium Council is the principal decision-making body and includes participants from member universities. The Council also serves (through the Secretariat) as a strategic information and planning body, making it possible for members to inform each other of plans and key decisions and take advantage of opportunities to shape and align the Consortium with emerging government and evaluation-related priorities.

Consortium Council November 2017

Dr. Marthe Hurtue
Université du Québec à Montréal
École des sciences de la gestion
Case postale 8888, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal QC, H3C 3P8

Vice Chair

Past Chair
Dr. Kelly McShane
Department of Psychology
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto ON, M5B 2K3

Dr. Stanley Varnhagen
Evaluation and Research Services, Faculty of Extension
10230 – Jasper Avenue
Edmonton AB, T5J 4P6
University of Alberta


The Secretariat facilitates the day-to-day operations of the Consortium, including:

  • ongoing communication and liaising with Consortium participants;
  • obtaining information from all participating institutions about the rules that pertain to admission, coursework, residency, and related issues;
  • acquiring and maintaining an up-to-date working repository of documents (e.g., course syllabi, university regulations, admission procedures, residency requirements in “home” institutions) that is accessible to Consortium members;
  • preparing drafts of reports for review and approval;
  • identifying and disseminating best practices;
  • organizing future meetings of the Consortium.

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Course Approval Process

Approving courses that will be available to the students of Consortium participants is premised on each institution having the final say over which Consortium courses are approved for their students.

We anticipate that within three years (by the time the development phase of this project is completed) the Consortium will have developed a process for reviewing courses that are offered by participating institutions. Initially, the Operations Committee will be responsible for developing draft criteria and procedures for this review process with a view to having them approved by a majority of the Council at a face-to-face meeting.

Participants in the Consortium are responsible for their own course development and program approval procedures. Successes can be shared via the Consortium but it will be up to faculty and staff in member units to navigate local approval processes. It is possible that the Consortium will offer ways for participating institutions to partner with each other to jointly offer graduate certificates and other credentials. There will also be a focus on courses offered online, which will make it possible for students to access them anywhere in Canada.

The Consortium will not try to harmonize fees or other costs of taking courses from participating institutions. Thus, students and practitioners who are taking courses from several universities should expect to pay the fees that apply to courses from a given university.

CUEE Policies

CUEE Evaluation and Performance Measurement

The Business Plan outlines accountability mechanisms through the CUEE governance structure and describes a vision against which our work can be assessed, including a draft logic model (Appendix B). One of the tasks for the Secretariat is to gather key information and data that will form a baseline for evaluating CUEE activities and progress.

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