Posts tagged with Invest in Universities
NTEU calls for nationwide protest on 14 May over university funding cuts
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) will hold national protests in capital cities and regional areas over higher ...
NTEU media release: Higher education gets reprieve from major budget cuts but some students to pay more
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is relieved to see that higher education has been spared any major funding cuts in tonight’s federal budget.
But the major outcome of the federal ...
Overcrowdings of lectures and tutorials is a common complaint amongst university staff and students in the first few weeks of first semester.
This year inadequate funding per student combined ...
A fact sheet for members outlining the NTEU's Invest in Australia's Future, Invest in Our Universities campaign
A short fact sheet for members, outlining the NTEU's response to the Final Report of the Higher Education Base Funding Review.
The NTEU today launches a new website to support a long term campaign to improve funding for the University sector: www.investinuniversities.org.au
The “Invest in Australia’s Future, Invest in our Universities” campaign calls on the government to urgently increase student funding by 10% as recommended by the Bradley Review, and to commit to a longer term target of achieving 1% of GDP in line with the average OECD expenditure in this area.
As the campaign develops, this website will provide information about the issues facing the sector, and provide mechanisms for staff to get directly involved and for their voice to be heard.
The NTEU CSU 2011 Annual Survey has returned some alarming results, revealing that 58 per cent of academics are being overworked to the point of illness. The survey also reveals that 57 per cent of academics have suffered deterioration in family relationships, due to excessive workloads and work related stress.
A staggering 94% of surveyed academics said they frequently work more than their regular weekly hours, with 87% frequently working weekends. The survey also found 58% of respondents reported teaching workloads that breach the new workload regulations contained in the CSU Enterprise Agreement.
NTEU CSU Branch has written to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) outlining some of the results and seeking the widespread teaching-related overload at CSU to be addressed as a matter of priority. You can read a copy of the letter here.
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