Posts By: The Insider

The Insider

Tutor Honoured

Belated congratulations to Bill Wiehler, who is an AU tutor for CHEM 301: Introductory Biochemistry. He was honoured at the end of May with the Governor General’s Gold Medal as the graduate student with the highest academic standing at the University of Calgary. Lt.-Gov. Lois Hole presented Bill with the medal on behalf of the… Read more »

Outstanding Practitioner

Rory McGreal, Associate Vice President, Research received the Mildred B. and Charles A. Wedemeyer Award for Outstanding Practitioner in Distance Education 2001. This is the most prestigious distance education award in the U.S. Rory received the honour at the 18th Annual Distance Education Conference in Madison, Wisconsin on Aug. 16, 2002. The Outstanding Practitioner Award… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

Once again Athabasca University can claim leadership status in the area of distance education. AU was one of only three recipients of an Award of Excellence for Institutional Achievement presented by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). AU was the only North American recipient of the award – the others were BBC World Service in London,… Read more »

AU Achieves Candidacy

AU further expanded its reputation for excellence by achieving candidacy status with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Philadelphia-based MSCHE was established in 1919 and is “a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation.” The commission “supports its members in their quest for excellence… Read more »