Gains for academic and general staff in the ANU School of Music.
After strenuous negotiations over the last week, NTEU advocates have won the following changes to ANU's proposals for the future of School of Music staff.
The following changes dramatically increase the ability of academic staff to be directly transferred to new positions:
- A doctorate will no longer be required for academic staff.
- ANU will also abandon a related criterion seeking adherence to a specific educational orthodoxy (which would have been unprecedented at ANU).
- Extensive discipline experience will be recognised as equivalent to high-level formal qualifications.
These improvements won by the NTEU have received coverage this week in the Canberra Times and on the ABC: