Summary of proposed key EB casual provisions, Deakin Branch
The Deakin Branch Executive adopted this summary of proposed key Enterprise Agreement casual provisions at their 9 February 2012 meeting.
Guidelines for calculating marking time will include recognition of the:
- type and complexity of the assessment; and
- 3 stages in the marking process: evaluation of the assessment, provision of feedback, and administration and processing of results.
In the case of complex written assessment the 3 stage process for calculating marking time will be based on the following model:
- Stage 1: Evaluation (4000 words per hour);
- Stage 2 (Feedback) and Stage 3 (Admin/Processing) taken together on an individual assignment basis: 0-1000 words: 10 min, 1001-2000 words: 15 min, and 2001-3000 words: 20 min.
Other academic activities
- Casual academics will receive an additional payment of $37.70 (standard rate) or $45.09 (PhD rate), as at 30/4/2012, per engagement week for the initial tutoring hour.
- This additional payment compensates for presently unpaid work undertaken by casuals for ongoing communication and meetings between coordinators and tutors on a one to one and group basis about teaching, assessment and student matters.
- This work is an inescapable aspect of the relationship between casual academics and coordinators which usually goes unpaid because it does not presently come under the category of ‘other required academic activity’, and is not usually recorded.
- Other academic activities that fall outside those described above will be paid for separately at the appropriate rate.
Faculty casual academic committees
Faculty casual academic committees, consisting of about 6 casual academics, preferably from different Schools, and including an NTEU representative, will be established as forums for:
- obtaining feedback from casual academics about ways they can be better integrated into academic teaching and research activities;
- communicating with casual academics about training programs, methods of innovative teaching, and research opportunities;
- developing awareness of the role of the NTEU and ways the NTEU can assist casual academics; and
- arranging occasional meetings of casual academics.
Faculty casual academic committees will be expected to report regularly to their Faculties and members attending such meetings will be reimbursed by Faculties for their time at the appropriate rate under ‘other academic activities’.
Access to library, Email and computer facilities for casual academics and short term contract academic staff
All casual academics and academics employed on short term contracts for a given teaching period will have access:
- to library, Email and computer facilities; and
- such access will be for a minimum of 3 weeks before the commencement of the teaching period in which they are employed and for a minimum of 3 months after the conclusion of that teaching period.
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