09 septembre 2019

Why Teachers' Unions Should Demand Support for the IMS Common Cartridge Standard

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web.
Michael Feldstein[Edit][Delete]: Why Teachers' Unions Should Demand Support for the IMS Common Cartridge Standard, E-Literate [Edit][Delete] October 13, 2006
[link: Hits] I think Michael Feldstein's faith in market demand is touching (though naive) but I have some sympathy with his support for the common cartridge standard. Some. More...

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05 septembre 2019

New Data on Faculty Strikes

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. There were 42 faculty and staff strikes and one lockout across academe from 2012 to 2018, according to a new study, with about two strikes per year involving professors. Adjuncts were involved in nearly all the faculty strikes. More...

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31 août 2019

More work for less reward: Academic perceptions of service teaching (AUR 61 02)

Service teaching, through which core courses or modules are provided by a department other than the one administering the degree, occurs in universities worldwide, but there have been many reports of student dissatisfaction with their service-taught courses. More...

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Media Release: NTEU Action Outs Wage Theft in Private Tertiary Education

The first admitted example of what NTEU believes to be widespread underpayment in the tertiary education sector has been revealed after the Union intervened to obtain time and wages records for affected members. More...

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Dumb and dumber (AUR 61 02)

The book is designed to help the reader identify the key qualities that cause people to become incompetent leaders and conversely, to become good leaders. What the author describes as the bad leadership epidemic is caused, he argues, by our inability to distinguish between confidence and competence. More...

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Statement of Support by NTEU for Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions

NTEU stands in solidarity with our comrades of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) and supports their demands for the Hong Kong Government to uphold freedom of assembly and free speech, for the release of arrested protesters, and an independent inquiry into human rights abuses by police. More...

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UC Solidarity Morning Tea (Advocate 26 02)

NTEU members at University of Canberra College (UCC) walked off the job for 30 minutes on 19 June to have a Solidarity Morning Tea. More...

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Where now for the union movement? (Advocate 26 02)

With a new Morrison-led Government returned, it’s an understatement to say that the results of the 2019 Federal Election were certainly not what we had hoped for. Despite the confidence of both commentators and the polls that a Labor victory was all but assured, the electorate had a different view. More...

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Media Release: TEQSA finds High Student : Staff Ratios and Heavy Reliance on Casual Academic Staff are Greatest Risks...

Media Release: TEQSA finds High Student : Staff Ratios and Heavy Reliance on Casual Academic Staff are Greatest Risks for Higher Education Providers
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) said today that the release of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency’s (TEQSA) first ever Key Risk Findings Report confirms that a heavy reliance on casual academic staff and high student : staff ratios are two of the factors presenting the greatest risks to Australia’s higher education sector. More...

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NTEU National Executive statement on inappropriate student enrolments, profiteering by universities and the rights...

NTEU National Executive statement on inappropriate student enrolments, profiteering by universities and the rights and obligations of university staff to participate in public debate (Advocate 26 02)
From time to time, NTEU National Executive believes that a matter is so important that the policy that guides the Union needs to be restated in the context of the moment. The wash-up from the Four Corners report was one such occasion. More...

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