AUCC Firming Up Plans To Review FNUC Operations

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 15:00



A spokesman for the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada says a committee could be struck in the next month to inspect the First Nations University of Canada.


Jeff Pappone says the committee will likely be composed of 4 or 5 people.


He says it’s not clear yet if the FNUC will be allowed to select one of the committee members or if any of them will be of Aboriginal ancestry.


But talks are planned between FNUC president Charles Pratt and association officials.


Pappone says the plan at this point is that all of the committee members will be university presidents.


The FNUC has been under threat of possibly losing its membership after a major house-cleaning took place at the university in 2005.


Some critics of the school, as well as former teachers and staff, maintain there is too much political interference at the academic level.


The visit by the AUCC committee is scheduled to take place in the fall.