Hi! We’re Alice and Toby, your Education (Academic) Officers for 2018. Email us anytime or visit in our office on the first floor of Union House during our office hours if you need advice on academic issues, or if you just want to say hello!
The Education Department is the link between students and the academic and policy processes of the University. The department is comprised of both Academic and Public affairs.
As Education (Academic) Officers, we contribute to academic committees that steer the direction of teaching and learning at uni. These committees have a significant influence on how the University is run. As committee members, we’re able to discuss student concerns and ideas that guide the development of academic policies and programs.
In the past, the office has contributed to developing policies such as compulsory lecture recordings, lowering the Grade Point Average (GPA) needed for exchange programs, and introducing languages as breadth for arts students.
This year, we have lots of things we’d like to address, such as advocating for the recognition of minors on academic transcripts, increased tutor training, an expanded online Counter Course Handbook, and many more. Connect with us through our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date!
One of the most important roles of our department is to coordinate the Student Representative Network (SRN). The SRN is a way for more students to get involved in the decision making processes of the University by participating in various academic and faculty based committees.
We can help you find the right services and contacts to address any academic issues you may come across. See the Advocacy tile below for information. If things go wrong during your studies, we’re here to support you.
The next meeting of the education committee will occur on the 15th of February at 5:00pm in the UMSU OB Space.
Level 1, Union House
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