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Athabasca University President Neil Fassina. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | When you think about the state of negotiations between Athabasca University and its Faculty Association, remember it is no longer in financial peril.
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Ken Coates
David J. Climenhaga | Ken Coates is the Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Charles Weasel Head
David J. Climenhaga | New appointments may signal beginning of overhaul for the financially troubled institution.
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Marlin Schmidt
David J. Climenhaga | The budget that will be presented to the AU Faculties Council in Athabasca this morning has the tone of a document drafted under protest.
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Athabasca University
David J. Climenhaga | A demoralized university, an administration and board at odds with the government, and a government seemingly reluctant to act is not a formula for success.
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Marlin Schmidt
David J. Climenhaga | The plan also appears to include a controversial shift from using permanent, secure IT staff to an insecure force of workers in precarious positions.
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Athabasca University
David J. Climenhaga | If the government of Alberta wants a university that allows students to complete their degrees via distance education, it's going to have to pay for it.
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Tom Lukaszuk
David J. Climenhaga | Athabasca University’s Faculty Association has called for the institution’s president to be replaced by an interim president chosen from staff.