NAIT considers cutting 7 programs

February 2, 2011

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) administrators are recommending 7 programs be cut from the academic calendar this fall rather than the 13 programs initially proposed for suspension last April. NAIT's board of governors are scheduled to vote next Monday on the matter, then the decision goes to Alberta's advanced education minister for final approval. Some members of industries affected by the proposed cuts are worried that students will have to seek training elsewhere in Alberta or outside the province. Student and staff representatives, who opposed the proposed suspensions last time, are now supportive of the recommendation. The head of NAIT's academic staff association says the decision affects about 20 members, some of whom may transfer to other departments. Edmonton Journal