A student organized initiative, “Ignite:Ideas for Post-Secondary Education”, recently hosted a series of conferences in post-secondary institutions across Alberta. These conferences gathered opinions from the students and other stakeholders of these institutions as to what was important in the general themes of cost & access, quality & research, and the implementation of new technologies.
Now they’re running a survey, the largest in Alberta’s history, to collect student opinions about the current value and future direction of Alberta’s post-secondary education system. This survey will be used to test whether the ideas they came up with during those conferences make sense to the larger community of individual students taking courses from Alberta institutions.
Ignite is a group organized by the Alberta Graduate Council, the Council of Alberta University Students, and the Alberta Students’ Executive Council. The breadth of the group suggests that the Alberta government will likely take their ideas very seriously, so now is the time to make sure that your voice isn’t missed within those plans.
The survey should only take about 15 minutes to complete, but the results may affect you for years to come. Your input before October 24, 2013 is extremely important.