Want academic advice? Avoid USask - Macleans.ca

Want academic advice? Avoid USask

Study says students are being driven away by poor service

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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.”