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 National CrossTalk -- Vol. 9 / No. 4 -- Fall 2001
Athabasca University, which is 30 years old, is located in the small town of the same name (Cree for "land of whispering reeds and hills") 84 miles north of Edmonton.
Students who may be working together on a company's marketing plan or some other business project make their contributions online-in comparison to a more traditional MBA program, in which they might get together at a campus coffee shop or in a study alcove.
Athabasca also has a partnership with a program in Jamaica through which practicing teachers who have two-year certificates enroll in the university's distance education courses to help them receive their undergraduate degrees.That way, they don't have to leave their homes or jobs to complete a degree.
www.highereducation.org /crosstalk/ct1001/news1001-learningonline.shtml   (3854 words)

 CUPE 3911 Collective Agreement
A per student premium in the amount of $36.13 will be paid to Standard Paced Course Tutors, for Level B and C courses, for the number of students over 25 after the withdrawal period, and for Level A courses for the number of students over 35 after the withdrawal period.
A per student premium in the amount of $37.67 will be paid to Standard Group Study Course Tutors, for Level B and C courses, for the number of students over 25 after the withdrawal period, and for Level A courses for the number of students over 35 after the withdrawal period.
In the event that the union, the employer, and the employee agree to mediation, any grievance procedure which has been commenced with respect to that matter shall be held in abeyance until either the union or the employer gives written notice of its desire to continue with the grievance.
www.cupe3911.net /cupeca.shtml   (11300 words)

 Athabasca University Students Union (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
AUSU members may select up to three of their favourite tutors and we'll tally the votes and honour the top tutor with a certificate, gift, and recognition on this website over the coming year.
To ensure our members' were heard, AUSU drafted a comprehensive response document detailing the concerns of AU students and students of distance education.
AUSU is very pleased to announce that the final report incorporates many of AUSU's suggestions, and addresses most of our major concerns.
www.ausu.org.cob-web.org:8888   (1158 words)

 Adult Student Center: Spotlight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
But according to the students and faculty, the most important component is that the student is the center of his or her learning experience.
In essence, an adult student can obtain his or her Bachelor's degree, continue through the Master's level, and complete his or her education with a Doctoral program...all in low-residency format within one institution of higher education.
Many transfer from traditional universities because they like the design of a program which allows them to work or be involved in community service while obtaining their Bachelor's degree.
www.adultstudentcenter.com /spot/vermont.html   (768 words)

 CNW Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Athabasca University Accreditation - AU becomes first Canadian university accredited in the U.S. EDMONTON, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - Athabasca University (AU) -- Canada's premiere provider of distance education -- is the first Canadian university to become accredited in the United States.
Athabasca University has long been known as "Canada's Open University." Now it will be recognized for delivering exceptional educational alternatives to our members all over North America and around the world.
AUSU is one of few students' organizations in the world devoted to serving the needs of students of distance education.
www.newswire.ca /en/releases/archive/August2005/15/c0239.html   (441 words)

 The Virtualization of University Education
Students may engage in structured, archived discussions with each other or the instructor at any time of the day or night; participation may take place from anywhere in the world; and the timing of an individual’s participation may be customized to match his or her convenience or work schedule.
A student may concentrate on one subject at a time, and when a class is completed he or she may move on to the next class until all the degree requirements are met.
Private universities face their own constraints, such as the need to cover their costs without the guarantee of state subsidies, the need to please their “customers” (the students and their parents or sponsors who pay the fees), or perhaps certain restrictions on the way that endowment funds may be used.
it.coe.uga.edu /itforum/paper75/paper75.html   (12017 words)

 The Gateway | Monday, 14 November, 2005 | Volume XCVI Issue 18
The Athabasca University Students’ Union (AUSU) ceased to be a part of CAUS on 1 November, leaving three remaining students’ unions, those of the University of Alberta, University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge, to continue their lobbying efforts.
Power explained that AUSU’s focus on ensuring that the proper quality standards were set up for distance education wasn’t a priority for the three other universities in the province that are still members of CAUS, as they are focused primarily on affordability and accessibility of education.
Tamra Ross-Low, the AUSU’s communications coordinator, further explained that, as the first Canadian university accredited in the United States, AU has become a pioneer in its field and has an obligation to raise the profile of distance education to a viable postsecondary alternative.
www.gateway.ualberta.ca /view.php?aid=5155   (619 words)

 The Gateway | Thursday, 16 March, 2006 | Volume XCVI Issue 40
While students are still waiting for the provincial government to announce a new tuition policy after the lengthy postsecondary education review process, Alberta’s four universities have taken the initiative to draft their own proposal.
University of Alberta Provost Carl Amrhein said the university presidents have contributed to discussions over the course of the review, and that consultations are a crucial part of the process.
Students have never advocated solely for tuition; we’ve never advocated for money to go solely towards students,” Power said, pointing for the need of reform in the area of the quality of education.
www.gateway.ualberta.ca /view.php?aid=5943   (815 words)

 Bryon Paege Memorial Fund
She says, "The Student Moms' Club was entirely Joy's idea...her intention was to provide an online community where young student mothers could gather for support, inspiration, and advice...At this time there are 17 young mothers registered as members of the SMC, but many more women visit the site and its popular discussion forums.
Mary is a Metis student who has recently moved to the St. Paul area, works to afford to continue her studies, and volunteers with the local Victim's Services Unit.
Judi, her nominator, says that Mary has consistently been one of her top students, and that she is an intelligent, industrious, and insightful student who works well in group and individual study.In and out of the classroom she is friendly, courteous, and an effective communicator.
www.cupe3911.net /paege.shtml   (1093 words)

 The Voice Magazine - a Publication of the Athabasca University Students Union
We, as Athabasca University students, should enthusiastically observe this triumph as a chance to seek avenues that in the past were not easily accessible for future studies.
Athabasca University prides itself in breaking down barriers to education and I strongly urge future grads to take advantage of opportunities such as these to reach their goals.
Since Athabasca University and Niagara University fall under the same accreditation body, the MSCHE, I was able to reap the benefits of AU's recent official recognition to gain acceptance into NU's teacher certification program.
www.voicemagazine.org /search/searchdisplay.php?ART=4415   (720 words)

 Council of Alberta University Students :: CAUS Mandate & History
We represent undergraduate students from the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge to the public, government and other post-secondary education stakeholders.
The Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) was created in 1986 after the disintegration of the Federation of Alberta Students (FAS).
The campaign consisted of three main components: a student awareness campaign that included posters and table tents to be used on campuses; a public awareness campaign which included television, radio and newspaper advertising; and a candidate awareness campaign which consisted of a survey of all candidates' positions in post-secondary education issues.
www.caus.net /about.html   (1941 words)

 Psychology 387 - Keller
The novelty and effectiveness of the book came from its being easy to understand by college students with no background in psychology, yet generating a sophisticated repertoire with respect to what was at the time a radical departure from mainstream thinking about behavior.
The teachers and scientists who were Keller's and Shoenfeld's students, their students, and their students' students, make up a large share of the current behavior analysis community.
Keller acknowledged "his great satisfaction from their [his students'] achievements in basic and applied research, and counts himself extremely fortunate in the affection which they bear for him" (Keller, 1996, p.
psych.athabascau.ca /html/387/OpenModules/Keller/bio.shtml   (728 words)

 Writing Resources
Psychology Centre of Athabasca University in Athabasca, Alberta, Canada.
These writing resources should be helpful to students in writing essays, preparing other kinds of written assignments and developing skills of self-expression.
This site is a grammar course taught at the University of Ottawa and covers the following topics: The parts of speech, the parts of the sentence, punctuation, using pronouns, using verbs, modifiers, building phrases, building clauses, building sentences, writing paragraphs, diction and spelling.
psych.athabascau.ca /html/aupr/writinghelp.htm   (666 words)

 Athabasca University Online Executive MBA Students In UK :: Distance-Educator.com's Daily News :: Technology, Teaching, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Students in Athabasca University's Online Executive MBA program are converging in England to strengthen their "virtual" relationships and learn about doing business in Europe.
After working together online, the students (managers and professionals from around the globe) are meeting face-to-face, many for the first time, at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.
The students will visit the UK Houses of Parliament and receive a presentation on Britain's role within the European community by Bill Rammell, Labour Member of Parliament for Harlow and Chair of the Labour Parliamentary Group on Europe.
www.distance-educator.com /dnews/Article4507.phtml   (599 words)

 Canadian (Canada) Universities and Colleges - Study Abroad in Canada
Over 130,000 students go to Canada to study each year.
The knowledge and skills of foreign students is very welcome in Canadian schools.
The individual provinces regulate the education at schools in Canada so for information on living and studying in specific provinces or territories, contact the school where you wish to study.
enteruniversity.com /abroad-can.html   (163 words)

Student Loans are available through Student Finance for both full- and part-time students.
Other agencies may also have funding available for students who have connections with them such as the Metis Association of Canada and First Nation bands.
Applications for student loans or other sponsorships should be made six weeks prior to the program start date.
www.yrec.ab.ca /athabasca_costs.html   (81 words)

 Drexel University Online Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Drexel University's College of Medicine represents the union of two of the oldest medical colleges in the United States: the Medical College of Pennsylvania (formerly Women's Medical College formed in 1850) and Hahnemann University (founded in 1848).
Drexel University's College of Engineering is the third largest private engineering college in the US, with numerous faculty recognitions, highly ranked programs and research accomplishments.
Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions has a national reputation as a leader in nursing education, drawing on its 130-year legacy of educating nurses for successful careers.
www.newsweekshowcase.com /distance-learning/drexel-university.php   (564 words)

 Biodata on presenters at the Language and Development Conference
He is currently engaged in research for an MA thesis at Victoria University on the design and use of textbooks in Vietnamese secondary Schools.
She has a masters in TESOL from Edith Cowan University, and is currently undertaking a PhD in a comparison of kinship terms.
Gillian Perrett is a senior lecturer and the Coordinator of TEFL in the Faculty of Education at the University of Sydney.
www.languages.ait.ac.th /hanoi/biodata.htm   (5337 words)

 Athabasca University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Athabasca University also has special “post-diploma” degrees with generous transfer provisions for graduates of select college programs.
This fee includes student union fees, alumni fees, all learning materials including textbooks, student guide, CDs, readers, etc. that are required for the course, as well as toll-free telephone access to your assigned tutor.
Access to a local university or college library can speed up your research, although the AU library can full fill all your needs.
www.osca.ca /au.htm   (441 words)

 University of Alberta
Editorial says that current research is urgently needed to know whether higher tuition is actually discouraging lower-income people from continuing their schooling.
Letter from Debbie Jabbour, president, Athabasca University Students' Union, in regards to the current tuition fee policy.
The debilitating premenstrual dysphoric disorder, known as PMDD, causes upheaval in the lives of 3% to 5% of women and their families, says Edmonton's Dr. Jean-Michel Le Melledo, a psychiatrist and associate professor at the University of Alberta.
www.ualberta.ca /~publicas/summaries/03/08/14.htm   (313 words)

 Canadian Universities
Canadian universities charge lower tuition rates for international students than their counterparts in competing countries.
Canada is a vast beautiful country that has both a tradition and a policy of encouraging multicultural diversity, thus international students will find a warm, welcoming environment in which to pursue a variety of superior education options.
Any Canadian universities that are not included on this list are invited to contact us with details of their homepage.
www.internationaledu.net /english/university-canada.htm   (269 words)

 InfoYo - The Alternative Search Engine! - students
Not for profit organization of health professionals dedicated to the alleviation of suffering due to a lack of education in developing communities.
A Canada-wide, consumer-based, cross-disability organization that advocates for full access by college and university students with disabilities to postsecondary education and employment opportunities.
Space science activities for elementary and secondary students in astronomy, physics, life sciences, and space technology.
www.infoyo.com /cgi-bin/search/smartsearch.cgi?keywords=students   (334 words)

 SMARTHINKING.COM - Online tutoring and writing services that help students succeed
I enjoy working with students and never stop learning from them and their fascinating experiences, their thoughts that they share, and their determination to pursue an education, despite many obstacles.
The possibility of working one-on-one with so many students from such a wide variety of educational institutions is exciting, and opens up a wide range of opportunities to meet and help students, both traditional and non-traditional.
Robert received his M.A. in English from the University of Chicago and was ABD from the University of Texas at Austin.
www.smarthinking.com /static/e-structors/about   (4613 words)

 CBC - Canada Votes 2006 - Candidates and Ridings
The land is mostly rolling boreal woodland, cut through by such famous rivers as the Slave, Peace and Athabasca.
About 16 per cent of Athabasca's residents are aboriginal; another six per cent are immigrants.
Has been chair of the Alberta Summer Games, president of the downtown business association, director of the Chamber of Commerce, president of the University Students Council, and was honorary chair of the Children's Health Foundation.
www.cbc.ca /canadavotes/riding/259   (774 words)

 Sociology Resources in the Princeton University Library, A Research Guide
Those which are subscription based are restriced to members of the Princeton University community, who can access these resources from off campus by using the library proxy server.
Another valuable reseource for the study of the sociology of religion is the library of the Princeton Theological Seminary, located here in Princeton on the southern edge of the University campus.
Although Princeton Theological Seminary is an independent institution not part of Princeton University, students and faculty of the University have borrowing privileges at the Seminary.
www.princeton.edu /~sbwhite/SociFlat.html   (6598 words)

 Athabasca University | Degree Opportunities | Mohawk College
If you hold a Mohawk College credential in any of the areas listed in our Transfer Opportunities database, you will be awarded generous transfer credit towards a relevant degree.
Complete your degree by taking courses on a part-time basis through Athabasca University (AU), Canada’s largest provider of university-level online and distance learning.
Most Athabasca University programs have a residency requirement, meaning you must take a preset number of AU credits in order to graduate.
www.mohawkcollege.ca /degreecomp/degreefiles/atha1.asp   (325 words)

 Motorcycle Travel through Jasper National Park
The rugged mountain terrain and vast valleys where Indians, fur traders, mountaineers, prospectors, railroad surveyors and geologists once explored leaves a lasting impression on those who visit.
The Athabasca Glacier, Miette Hotsprings, Sunwapta and Athabasca Falls.
Mount Edith Cavell's impressive glaciers and the Maligne Canyon are all accessible by road or ride the tramway to the top of the Whistlers to experience the alpine beauty and varied wildlife ecosystem of Jasper National Park.
www.pashnit.com /30days/30-5.htm   (522 words)

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