The U of L Remains on the “A” List in the 2006 Globe and Mail University Report Card
The U of L Remains on the “A” List in the 2006 Globe and Mail University Report Card

Alesha Farfus-Shukaliak
farfam@uleth.ca
Univ Adv - Communications
October 31, 2006

 
The University of Lethbridge scored grades ranging from “A+” to “B+” in approximately half the categories in the 2006 Globe and Mail University Report Card, published in the Tuesday, Oct. 31 edition of the newspaper.

The U of L was placed in the “Small” category (enrolment between 4,000 to 12,000 students) with 14 other universities.

The U of L made the “A” list in the following categories:

A+: sense of personal safety/security

A: class sizes, availability of faculty outside classroom hours, faculty members’ knowledge of subjects, on-campus network for Internet/email

A-: satisfaction with university experience, overall quality of education, quality of teaching, reputation for undergraduate studies, level of interaction between faculty and students, overall university atmosphere, ease of course registration process, overall Library, service provided by library staff, online library resources, overall quality/availability of technology on campus, computer accessibility on campus, availability of up-to-date computer equipment

“At the University of Lethbridge, we are committed to providing our students with small classes, a personal experience, and the most vital and engaging learning environment in the country,” said U of L President Dr. Bill Cade. “The survey is an excellent snapshot of how our students feel about their experiences here, and it confirms that we are delivering on our promise of being Canada’s premier learning experience.”

The survey, which was conducted by the Strategic Council working in partnership with the Globe and Mail, measured more than 60 different categories. The survey reflects the opinions of more than 32,700 undergraduates who are members of the studentawards.com database. The results are derived from answers to more than 100 questions. Grades were assigned based on survey results and were given a score out of 5 as follows:

A+ = 4.6 and above
A = 4.4
A- = 4.2
B+ = 4.0
B = 3.8
B- = 3.6
C+ = 3.4
C = 3.2
C- = 3.0
D = Less than 3.0

The complete survey results are available on-line at http://www.globeandmail.com/reportcard

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