Innovating Government

There are two basic types of organizations. There are those that are primarily profit-focused and there are those that are primarily customer-focused. According to this classification governments should be considered customer-focused organizations. However most governments are not as customer-focused as they should be and many tend to be less focused than some for-profit corporations….
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Reducing the Cost of Higher Education

The following list of items identifies some of the approaches to educational administration which enable an institution of higher education to reduce its costs of operation while maintaining educational quality…
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Measuring Quality Education

There are many methods of measuring quality in education. Some measurements may assess internal factors while others are measures of external factors. Taken together they can paint a picture of a program, department, institution, or educational system. The following report provides, where possible, a set of data that compares Columbia College professional programs with similar programs in public institutions in Alberta for the 2008/09 period…
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Comparative Costs of College/University in Alberta

During meetings with Mr. Bruce MacDonald from Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, he agreed that in 2007/2008 the cost to deliver one year of academic education at an Alberta university was approximately $24,000 per full-time student. While students paid a smaller portion of this amount via their tuition and fees (about 25%), most of this cost was paid via gifts, donations, and the bulk of it came from the Department of Advanced Education.
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Achieving Good Health

Our province’s health care budget has ballooned in recent years to become by far the largest budget in our government. As baby boomers age it will continue to grow at an accelerated rate.
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Selecting Organizations to Work With

GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA TWO DIFFERENT APPROACHES IN SELECTING ORGANIZATIONS TO WORK WITH
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ESL High School Learners are Dropping Out

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE HIGH SCHOOL LEARNERS ARE DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL
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Employment Training Service Changes

To support the needs of adults who are developmentally disabled, the government of Alberta has set up the Persons with Developmental Disabilities division within the Department of Seniors and Community Supports…
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Future Direction of Higher Education

As labor costs continue to rise in the future, both advanced as well as developing nations will be challenged to develop an even more productive workforce. As competition continues to escalate it will force companies to adopt more advanced production techniques… . . . → Read More: Future Direction of Higher Education

PDD Changes

The following items are presented as a brief list of recommended changes to PDD…
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