Introducing AU’s new faculty websites
Major improvements have been happening across AU’s websites
You may have noticed things look a little different on some of Athabasca University’s (AU) websites. A bit shinier and newer, perhaps? A little easier to navigate?
The digital experience project at AU
As a digital university, AU understands how important our websites are for finding the information you need when you need it. When information is hard to find, it can be frustrating, which is why we have been busy making improvements across our websites.
During the last number of months, many AU sites have been updated to reflect changes that you told us were important. The last phase of changes is launching soon! The AU faculty websites will be updated next week.
New and improved faculty websites launching soon!
Each faculty at AU will now have a new site! To help explain the changes, a member of the AU team explains the overall navigation and some of the fantastic new features.
Improvements across AU’s websites
AU’s digital experience project team has been working hard behind the scenes to transform several AU websites. This transformation is evidence-based, relying on quantitative and qualitative research and best practices to improve properties. Some of the first websites that have been either created or updated with these improvements include the mental health and wellness and Nukskahtowin websites, and the AU undergraduate and graduate calendars.
New and improved Support Services website
The improved versions of the Support Services and Office of the Registrar websites launched this fall.
To understand the upcoming changes for the Support Services site, the Digital Experience Project Team put together a video to explain the changes.
Changes for the Office of the Registrar site
You may notice that some content from the previous Office of the Registrar site has now moved over to the Support Services site. The new Office of the Registrar site will have:
- Enrolment Services, including admissions information and academic records
- Course credit assessment, including transferring credits
- Request forms, which will link to their myAU location
- Graduation procedures, including how and when to apply for graduation
- Scholarship and award recipient lists
You may have to change some of your bookmarks, but overall you should find these websites more intuitive and the improvements will help you to get the information you need.