AUSU Update

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IMPORTANT DATES
– April 3-6: Easter Weekend ? AU & AUSU closed
– April 10: Last day to register for courses starting May 1
– April 21: AGM & AUSU Council Meeting
– April 30: Last day to extend courses ending May 30
– May 8: Last business day to register for courses starting June 1

AUSU’s AGM and April Council Meeting
AUSU will be holding this year’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 5:30pm MST.

The AGM is a great opportunity to attend an AUSU council meeting, take part in discussions, and vote on agenda items. The AUSU Annual Report is also presented at the AGM which reviews some of the projects that AUSU Council has completed over the past year and provides financial information for the last fiscal year. Please go to http://www.ausu.org/ for the official notice and agenda.

All members are welcome to attend and take part. To receive call in information, please RSVP with our office by email ausu@ausu.org, by phone 1-855-497-7003, or through the chat feature on our website http://www.ausu.org.

Great AU Finds Online
Am I Ready? Counselling Assessments ? A series of review modules to test your skill in a variety of subjects. Use these to determine if you need to brush up on a subject before diving in to a course, or just for fun. Also, Mapping Your Future help you choose an occupation. For links, see: http://counselling.athabascau.ca/assess_yourself.php

AUSU Featured Groups & Clubs
Group Name: Athabasca University Faculty of Science and Technology
Where: Facebook
Members: 275 Likes
About: Posts related to the FST and its students
Activity: Regular posts each week or every two weeks.

This Week at lynda.com
lynda.com experts have curated playlists get you started. With hundreds of lists on a variety of subjects, there is something for everyone. Visit the playlist center for more information and enter the playlist title. This week’s featured list:

Increased Productivity
The following three video is essential for new students because distance education can be daunting. Setting small, reachable goals and learning how to boost productivity with time management are keys to a successful start.

Firstly, there is a short (just over 11 minutes) video about managing your time by Todd Dewett called Managing Your Time.

Secondly, if you are interested in a course about productivity and managing time, you could watch Enhancing Your Productivity, by Dave Crenshaw. This course discusses
1. Your most valuable activities
2. Building up coworkers
3. Having focus

Lastly, there is a course called Achieving Your Goals, by Dave Crenshaw, that explains how to set measurable and achievable goals.

Have you signed up for lynda? It’s free for AUSU members. To learn more, check out ausu.org/services/lynda.php

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