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Posts tagged with Invest in Universities
NTEU Media Release: University Cuts Ignore the Need to Invest in Education to Lift Flagging Productivity
The $640 million plus in savings in relation to higher education programs announced by Treasurer Wayne Swan today are short-sighted, counterproductive and ignore the pressing need to invest in ...
Jeannie Rea, NTEU President, is reported today in Campus Review discussing changes in the culture of Australian universities, and the role of university managerialism in stifling the creativity and ...
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.
Figures released today by the federal government over state the financial health of Australia’s universities, according to the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU).
While the figures show ...
Media Release: New Research into growing Student-to-Staff Ratios Underlines Need for Government to Deliver on Uni Funding
New research into growing student-to-staff ratios reported in today’s media underlines the urgent need for the federal government to deliver increased funding for higher education.
Media Release: Financial woes at La Trobe University show dangers of new demand-driven funding system
Victoria’s La Trobe University appears to be the first casualty of the new demand-driven university funding system to be introduced in 2012.
“We are deeply concerned that what is ...
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.
Media Release: Government Must Respond to Declining Attractiveness of the University Academic Career
Less than one-third of Australian academics believe that their workload is manageable, and close to one half of the academic workforce intend to retire, move overseas or just leave the sector over ...
This is the long version of an article appearing in the upcoming issue of Agenda, NTEU's women's journal.
By Justine O’Sullivan, Social Work Clinical Coordinator at UWS, and NTEU NSW Women's ...