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Study says students are being driven away by poor service


Students say they may be driven away from the University of Saskatchewan because of poor academic advising, a recent report from the university concludes. Gross under staffing and poor training has left academic advising inaccessible to students, some of who say “they may not come back to the U of S.” The study authored with the help of the U.S.-based National Academic Advising Association concluded that “the general sense is that students are pretty much on their own to figure things out and to succeed.” Academic advising is intended help students plan and manage their degrees. The student union says that the poor service can lead students to “end up wasting time and money — taking classes that you don’t need to graduate.” The university is taking the report “seriously.”

“they may not come back to the U of S.”


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  1. I am currently enrolled in the college of engineering and I personally have to agree with the above statement. I went to one of their “quality” counselors seeking advice on my struggle with the calculus as well as the statics portion of first year engineering. Her recommendation was to drop out and consider entering the work force or try siast. I have nothing against those options I just personally know I want a university education, although it is the most meticulous and dull style of learning.