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Union sets out principles for workload talks

DCU academic reps have had two preliminary meetings with John Doyle, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), concerning the definition and monitoring of academic work. The union has outlined a number of principles and initial specific … Continue reading

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How would Peter Higgs fare at DCU?

Would Peter Higgs survive DCU’s impending bean-counting system of evaluating academics, or would he soon become a candidate for accelerated exit for non-performance?

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Academic surveillance and New Public Management

Managerialist models and practices are sweeping through universities internationally, overthrowing the collegiate system of professional organization by academics, and this wave has recently reached Ireland.

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Section Committee comments on the ‘Haddington Road’ result

Yet more pay cuts and extra work demands will hit DCU staff at the end of July, after SIPTU’s acceptance of the Haddington Road  proposals, rejected by the majority at the University. Here, the DCU Section Committee sets out its … Continue reading

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Survey shows serious concerns over workload system

A large majority of academic staff in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences who took part in our recent survey expressed serious concerns over the Faculty’s new workload system. Most of the 43 participants in the online survey pointed … Continue reading

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How DCU defines ‘research active’

The University Research Committee in May 2010 set out its approved definition of ‘Research Active’, in its report to Academic Council.

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Agreed academic workload principles 2010

This document sets out principles for allocating work to academic grades at DCU: Lecturers’ workload july 2010 (pdf)

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