Voice for Higher Education in Canada
The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) is the voice of Canadian universities. This national association represents Canada’s public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges. Its mandate is to provide collective leadership in the development of public policy on higher education and encourage cooperation among universities, governments, industry, communities, and institutions in other countries.
AUCC Membership Signifies High Quality Academics
Membership in AUCC, combined with the appropriate provincial legislation, is a mark of quality higher education that is well recognized in Canada and abroad. At present, 94 Canadian universities and colleges are members of AUCC.
CMU Granted Full Membership in AUCC
In Fall 2008, following a rigorous review of the depth and breadth of CMU’s program, along with the quality and commitment of its faculty to teaching, research, scholarship, academic inquiry and the advancement of knowledge, AUCC granted Canadian Mennonite University full membership.
Along with the degree granting charter from the province of Manitoba, this ‘gold seal of approval’ from this internationally recognized body, means that CMU rightfully takes its place among Canada’s recognized institutions of higher learning. As a member of AUCC, CMU joins other universities and colleges in advocating on behalf of higher education in Canada while also benefitting from joint programs and information sharing.
AUCC Membership Benefits CMU Students
Membership in AUCC brings significant benefit to CMU students. For CMU students, AUCC membership makes transferring credits to other universities easier and gives students confidence in knowing that their CMU degree will receive recognition at other Canadian universities and colleges. In short, AUCC connects CMU with 93 other universities and colleges in Canada making academic transitions from CMU to graduate and professional programs increasingly routine.
Benefits Extend to CMU Faculty and Administrators
Through membership in AUCC, CMU faculty and administrators benefit. Faculty have expanded opportunities to receive research grants from external bodies, including the three federal granting agencies. Membership enhances opportunities for faculty to engage in cooperative research and development ventures with colleagues at other universities. Further, membership in AUCC connects CMU's administrators to a broad network of senior administrators and registrars thereby creating opportunity for CMU to ensure its administrative and academic policies and procedures are of the highest standard.