With the government announcing consultations on transformation in Ontario post-secondary, it looks to be a busy summer.
Educated Reform: Chris and Medina have been hard at work hammering out the final touches to this upcoming government submission. This report presents a clear map of how OUSA believes the quality of post-secondary education (PSE) can be improved upon without added cost
2012 Survey Reports on Student Services and Student Financial Aid: Sheridy and Chris are spending part of this month analyzing the data from our most recent student survey. In fact we are really flexing our primary research muscles with this round of quantitative data by using it to strengthen the reach of our recommendations and the usefulness of our research for all our stakeholders.
Fall Policy papers: Through the joint efforts of our home office and steering committee we are getting a head start on getting a detailed overview of what matters most to our student members. This is especially the case when it comes to learning about what your schools are doing to provide the best possible learning experience for our northern and rural students; and, with the superb help of Brian, our summer intern, we are getting the inside scope on what our universities are doing to ensure full accessibility for their students living with disabilities.
Focus Groups: We are super excited to beef up (no carnivore-pun intended) our focus group efforts this year where we are hoping to learn more about what students really think PSE needs to be and where it can go in the future. This fall we will be recruiting a new team of happy and eager research associates to our Campus Research Network across our member campuses. This network will be a great way for students across Ontario to be the first to learn about the in’s and out’s of what their school is doing well and about where they may need a little help.
Even if you’re not a researcher (yet) but you’re interested in learning more about OUSA’s Campus Research Network stay-tuned for an official announcement in our next update.
If you want to get involved in our up coming work or ask a question then send us an email to [email protected] or tweet us @OUSA
Sheridy Leslie & Chris Martin
Research Team, Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance