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  1. Resisting ERA: Why not just say no?

    Posted 11 March 2015 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    On 22 October 2014, I published an opinion piece in the Higher Education Supplement of The Australian under the title ‘Two Rounds Enough: ERA Does More Harm than Good’. In that article, I argued that ‘after two rounds of Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) I believe the evidence is now in that the ERA is doing more harm than good. It is driving intensified managerialism, creating invidious status hierarchies between and within disciplines, and undermining collegiality. Potentially, it may also threaten academic freedom as managers seek to direct staff more and more where to publish, and even not to

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  2. NTEU renews call for a review of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) scheme

    Posted 13 December 2012 by Carmel Shute (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU has renewed its call for a review of the ERA’s cost-effectiveness and its broader ramifications upon the Australian research community.

    NTEU National President Jeannie Rea said, ...

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  3. Response to NTEU on budget questions

    Posted 13 September 2011 by Serena O'Meley (La Trobe University)

    Last week we notified members in the NTEU LTU E-bulletin 7 September 2011 that the Branch had received (on that day) a response from the CFO about our concerns relating to the budget model.  We ...

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  4. ERA Watch website launch

    Posted 17 June 2011 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Dear colleagues,

    Please find below a hyperlink to the NTEU’s ERA Watch campaign website:

    http://www.erawatch.org.au

    The recent demise of the ERA journal rankings was an important win for ...

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  5. Staff perspectives on end of journal rankings reported in University World News

    Posted 6 June 2011 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    University World News (UWN) reported about staff perspectives in relation to the changes to the ERA journal rankings on the weekend. This article can be read here.

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  6. FASTS welcomes decision to abandon ERA journal rankings

    Posted 2 June 2011 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    I'd like to draw members' attention to comments made by Federation of Scientific and Technological Societies (FASTS) President, Dr Cathy Foley, about the decision to abandon the ERA journal rankings.

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  7. CHASS and ASSA also welcome changes to ERA Rankings

    Posted 2 June 2011 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Today, the Council of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) and the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) added their voices to the chorus on the end of the ERA rankings. The ...

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    CHASS and ASSA welcome change to ERA rankings

    • Published: 01 Jun, 2011
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  8. ERA Journal Rankings Gone !

    Posted 31 May 2011 by Jack Reynolds (La Trobe University)

    NTEU La Trobe Branch welcomes the announcement that the ERA rankings for journals have gone.  In a Ministerial Statement, Hon. Kim Carr noted that the rankings were being 'deployed ...

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  9. NTEU Media Release: Staff concerns force changes to ERA

    Posted 30 May 2011 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    Today’s announcement by Minister Kim Carr, outlining significant changes to the way the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment works, will be welcomed by the majority of ...

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  10. Research college proposal withdrawn

    Posted 3 May 2011 by Serena O'Meley (La Trobe University)

    We are very pleased to inform members that the concerns raised by academic staff and NTEU about the Discussion Paper on a Research Excellence Framework for La Trobe have been heard.

    We understand ...

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