TRU's student report card yields better marks
Thompson Rivers University students apparently like the improvements the institution is making, according to results of a newspaper poll released this week.
The Globe and Mail's 2013 Canadian University Report — for which students were polled at post-secondary schools across Canada — shows TRU has improved in 44 of 61 categories.
"What I think is really neat is the improvement," TRU president Alan Shaver told KTW. "In many of the categories, we've moved up. We like that."
TRU received high marks in quality of teaching, campus safety, class size, technology and recreation.
Lower grades were recorded in categories including off-campus housing, quality of public transportation and campus bookstore.
Overall, students gave TRU a B+ grade — on par with the national average.
"I think it's a signal that the faculty and staff at this university is student-centred," Shaver said.
"It's very re-assuring and I think it validates what we're trying to do here."
To view TRU's Globe and Mail report card, click here.