Interested in social justice advocacy? We have a program for you

Are you already doing community organizing, social justice advocacy, social planning , or thinking you might give them try? Are you interested in the upswing in social movements in Canada and the world and wonder why they sometimes succeed and often fail? Are you curious about transformative learning and want to engage it with confidence? Welcome to MAIS Community Studies! We are … [Read more...]

Athabasca University Convocation 2010

AU is awarding degrees to 1487 outstanding graduates at Convocation 2010 ceremonies from June 10-12 in Athabasca, Alberta. 947 undergraduate and 540 graduate degrees will be conferred over the three days. Honorary doctorate recipients The university is also conferring honorary doctorates on three outstanding individuals during Convocation. On Thursday, June 10, 2010 an Honorary … [Read more...]

New study proves value of prior learning assessment

Prior Learning Assessment CHICAGO - A new study shows a practice called Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) could be a key to increasing college graduation rates - a goal President Obama highlighted in the State of Union address. In the study, PLA students graduated at double the rate of non-PLA students and they saved between 2.5 and 10.1 months of time in earning their degrees. Many … [Read more...]