CHAT WITH AUSU ONLINE
If you have a question for AUSU, or would like to get to know your council, drop by the chat-room [accessible through the ‘Message Forums’ option on the AUSU home page http://www.ausu.org. You will need an AUSU web site account.] during one of our chat times and talk live with AUSU council members or your Voice editor. All times are MST
Wednesday, August 13 – 7:30 PM – Councillor, Sandra
Saturday, August 16th – 5:00 PM – Councillor, Karl
Wednesday, August 20th – 3:00 PM – Karl
Friday, August 22nd – 12:00 PM – Voice Editor, Tamra
Sunday, August 31 – 3:00 PM – Sandra
More chat times to be posted soon:
SURVEY ON AU TUITION DEREGULATION
How do you feel about AU being removed from the tuition cap?
Athabasca University, like other universities and colleges in the province, currently falls under Alberta’s tuition fee policy that enforces a ceiling on allowable tuition increases. AU has asked the Alberta government for exemption from the tuition fee policy. If passed, tuition increases for undergraduate courses at AU will no longer be regulated by specific government controls.
To find out how students feel about this proposed change, AUSU has placed a short survey on the AUSU web site at: http://www.ausu.org/tuitionsurvey/index.php. More information can also be found on this page.
To learn more about this issue, students are encouraged to visit the AUSU discussion forums [accessible from the “Message Forums” link on the AUSU front page] and to browse the past several issues of The Voice.
Please take a minute to fill out this simple survey, to ensure that the students’ union is representing you.
NEW FEATURED TUTOR ON THE AUSU WEB SITE
French Language and Literature
Audrey O’Brien has been working as a tutor of French language and literature courses at Athabasca university since 1997 and on August 1st will begin a full time position as Academic Coordinator…
Read more about this month’s featured tutor, visit:
Watch for a new tutor profile on August 15th…
AUSU COMMITTEE SEEKS MEMBERS
AUSU Committees are looking for student members who can volunteer just a few hours a month to answer email or attend teleconferences. Anyone who wants to become involved with AUSU Student Council can gain great experience and insight through committee work.
The External Committee, chaired by Shirley Barg, needs representatives from Atlantic Canada, Saskatchewan, and Northern Canada. Contact Shirley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved, and help improve services to AU students in your area.