Administrative Announcements

    How alumni can make their mark on the University administration

    January 24, 2011

    Provost Wants Your Input

    In late 2010, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Carl Amrhein put together a 27-member Academic Policy and Process Review task force (APPR) to look at some of the ways the University’s rules and processes may present unnecessary barriers to student engagement and prevent students from having positive and rewarding experiences at the University. Two of the topics under early discussion are the transfer of credits for U of A students studying abroad and the results of a recent admissions process review by the Office of the Registrar.

    Sometimes students studying abroad don’t know if the credit is transferable until they return to the U of A and this may pose a barrier to students taking on the experience. The admissions process review provided a number of areas that may need more detailed research, including consistency of communication with students across the institution, transfer between programs at the University and streamlined admissions processing.

    If you have any suggestions about rules or procedures that may require review by the task force, feel free to forward suggestions to appr@uhall.ualberta.ca . For more on the APPR go to www.provost.ualberta.ca .

    Serve on the University of Alberta Senate

    Applications are being accepted for public positions on the Univer­sity of Alberta Senate. The deadline is March 1, 2011. Successful applicants will begin a three-year term on July 1, 2011.

    Senators serve as ambassadors, advocates, bridge-builders, catalysts and celebrants. Each Senator volunteers an average of 50 to 75 hours of their time a year. Chancellor Linda Hughes, ’03 LLD (Honorary), is the current chair of the Senate and represents the public interest in the University.

    Additional information and the application form are available on the Senate website at www.ualberta.ca/senate.

    Senate Mission: “To inquire into any matter that might benefit the University and enhance its position in the community.” — Post-Secondary Learning Act 2003