Academics reject HSS workload plan

SIPTU academics from across the University have rejected the workload measurement system currently being implemented in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).

A meeting held by the Section Committee on April 3rd received a preliminary overview of a survey in which HSS academic staff expressed strong reservations concerning the measurement of teaching, research and administration work.

The following resolutions were passed:

    • That the Section Committee re-circulate the union workload document and the HSS model workload document.
    • That the DCU academic section 1) rejects the Faculty workload document as proposed as a pilot in Humanities and 2) demands a University-wide negotiation between management and the union to agree a workload evaluation process for academics.

Notes on the meeting (docx file): SIPTU academics mtg Wednesday 3rd April notes

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