AUSU This Month – Job Posting

AUSU Job Posting – Chief Returning Officer
Deadline – January 17th

The Athabasca University Students’ Union (AUSU) represents AU students and their interests. The Union strives for a fair and accessible election process for members to the Students’ Council. To this end, AUSU is seeking a student to fulfill the role of Chief Returning Officer (CRO) for the 2006 AUSU General Elections.

Position Duties and Responsibilities
The CRO’s responsibilities, as outlined in AUSU policy, include arranging to receive, collect, and maintain ballots in a secure location, overseeing the counting of ballots with two (2) Scrutineers on March 17, 2006, notifying candidates of the results, and conducting the appeal process as required. Please include a recent resume and your AU student ID number along with a letter indicating your intent to apply for this position.

Selection Criteria
“¢ Applicant must be currently registered as an AU student.
“¢ Applicant must be bondable.
“¢ Applicant must have strong organizational and logistical abilities.
“¢ Applicant must be able to analyze and apply policy to ensure a fair election process.
“¢ The CRO will be ineligible to run for council in the 2006.
“¢ Familiarity with Microsoft Excel is an asset.
“¢ Candidates must be able to operate out of the AUSU head office located in Edmonton, AB.

Remuneration – $500 stipend
Apply to: AUSU, Peace Hills Trust Tower, 1200 10011 109th Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3E4 – Phone: (800) 788-9041 extension 2905

AUSU Course Evaluations

Would you like to know what your fellow students have thought of an AU course? If so, you are not alone. Many students find the input of their peers invaluable when selecting courses or a program of study. AU students may not have cafeterias and hallways in which to share this knowledge, but AUSU has provided an alternative: AUSU Course and Program Evaulation surveys. Accessible through the “Course Evaluations” link on the right side of the top bar of, these surveys ask a series of questions about AUSU courses and programs. Each student many rate each course or program only once, to ensure the validity of the results, so you must be logged in to access a survey form. Anyone, however, may view the results. If you haven’t already, please rate some courses you have taken so that others may benefit from your experience. Note: these surveys are not the same as the ones that AU distributes with their course manuals. No AU staff or faculty member has access to the AUSU website, nor can they determine who has filled out a survey. Your anonymity is assured.