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Academic work and quantified control

With workload and research metrics systems being introduced by management at DCU, Roger Burrows in this article throws some light on the effect of such measures on the working  lives of UK academics, where quantified control has already been adopted … Continue reading

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No requirement to complete new workload forms

The DCU SIPTU Section Committee restates its position regarding workload forms which are being circulated by management in some departments:

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Can we really measure research supervisory quality?

Originally posted on Brian M. Lucey:
Research metrics are fraught with danger. Usually they are dangerous when they are abused. We can measure the citation history of a paper but that tells us little beyond its citation history. We can measure…

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DCU’s workload and FEC documents

DCU has begun to require academic staff in selected departments to complete extensive performance-related forms.

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Mary Gallagher on RTÉ’s Dialogue

Mary Gallagher, author of Academic Armageddon – An Irish Requiem for Higher Education, who spoke recently at DCU as part of the Defend the University campaign, talks to RTÉ’s Andy O’Mahony about the corporate agenda now making itself felt in Irish … Continue reading

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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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Nobel winner: publishing tyranny makes bad science

Measuring academics’ work by means of publication in top scientific journals is part of a “tyranny” that must be broken, according to a Nobel prize winner.

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