NOTICE – Open Forum for Undergraduates’ Input in the AU Strategic University Plan

Athabasca University is calling on its students to take part in the creation of a new Strategic University Plan. This document will guide what we do and how we do it over the next five years. It will affect everything about AU, including how it is structured, how courses are delivered, budgets, and how AU can continue to be Canada’s Open University and a leader in online and distance education.

AU needs to hear from you! If You’re an undergrad student, You’re urged to join the February 23 online discussion about your hopes and dreams for AU.

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

Time: 2:30 pm (Mountain Standard Time).

How to join the discussion: Click here and log in as a guest.

In preparation, you can start thinking about the following questions:

1. What are your hopes and dreams for AU, and how can they be realized?

2. What are the five key areas, ranked in order of priority, on which AU should focus on in the next five to ten years?

3. What are the biggest challenges AU will face in the next five to ten years, and how should we prepare for them?

4. How can we make AU relevant for the next generation? Cite specific actions or initiatives.

Note: If You’re a grad student, the AU Graduate Students’ Association will be holding a separate forum.