Faculty of Education Jobs at Risk
Faculty of education jobs at risk
It is understood that the faculty was advised that its equivalent full-time enrolled students totalled 1629 - well below the university's target of 2018.
The university allocated the faculty's budget last year based on the target.
Union president Kelvin Michael said a number of faculties were affected in the same way but education, which had a budget of $25 million this financial year, was one of the hardest hit.
``We've met members from the faculty and they've alerted us about their concerns and that a number of people employed casually will not have their positions renegotiated,'' Dr Michael said.
``There are also at least eight fixed-term contract staff who fear their contracts will not by renewed later this year.''
Dr Michael said this would also result in increased class sizes and place unrealistic workloads on staff.
A University of Tasmania spokeswoman said the budget was established through a process agreed by all university governing bodies.
``Due to a challenging environment, the faculty of education has to date been unable to meet its agreed student enrolment targets for 2012,'' the spokeswoman said.
``However, the faculty is actively working with the university's support to ensure these targets are met. This will assist the faculty's financial position.''