Sask Polytech Indigenous enrolment dropped 30 per cent: auditor’s report – Global News

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 2023111 Views

June 7, 2023

Indigenous student enrollment at Sask Polytech has dropped almost 30 per cent between 2019 and 2021, and the provincial auditor’s report is recommending measures to rectify that decline.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic had a strategy between 2018 and 2023 to address barriers for Indigenous students, but Provincial Auditor Tara Clemett said some areas need to improve.

Recommendations in the report include:

  • Expand performance measures’ targets to evaluate whether its strategies support Indigenous student success. The auditor found there are no targets around Indigenous student enrolment and program retention rates with both measures declining since 2019.
  • Conduct ongoing Indigenous community engagement and consultation to encourage enrolment and to report results on Indigenous student successes.
  • Verify the Indigenous identity of staff in Indigenous-designated positions beyond using only self-identification.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/9751970/sask-polytech-indigenous-enrolment-dropped-auditor-report/

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