Take the Alberta 2030 Survey
The Alberta Government is currently working on an Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs” post-secondary review report that will shape the future of post-secondary education.
Since Athabasca University is an Alberta institution, changes made to the Alberta post-secondary system impact all AU students, no matter where they study from.
The government is currently accepting student feedback, which means YOU have an opportunity to help shape the future of your education. The Alberta Advanced Education Student Consultation Survey was developed to gather student views to inform the Alberta 2030 strategy.
We encourage all AU students to take the survey, whether you are from Alberta or out-of-province. We want to make sure that Athabasca University students give their input!
For a direct link to the survey, click here.
After participating in the review process, AUSU has made a series of recommendations for the Government of Alberta that will make the post-secondary system more affordable, more efficient, and higher quality for all Athabasca University students, specifically asking for the Government to:
- Address and rebalance funding inequalities between individual institutions;
- Prioritize digital infrastructure;
- Ensure post-secondary education is accessible to under-represented groups, such as Indigenous students, students from rural areas, and students with accessibility issues;
- Use online distance education for creating work-integrated learning opportunities;
- Reinstate the Summer Temporary Employment Program;
- Recognize the needs of mature students, part-time students, students with accessibility issues, and students with dependents in the student financial aid system;
- Create grants to encourage completion of post-secondary programs;
- Keep students and students’ unions at the centre of decision-making at institutions.
You can view AUSU’s full submission to the Government of Alberta here (PDF).
You can get more background information about the Alberta 2030 review on the Government of Alberta’s website.