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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. Advertisements

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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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Solidarity with UK colleagues in dispute

The DCU SIPTU Section Committee strongly support our UK colleagues currently in dispute over pay cuts, as part of their efforts to resist the continued attacks on third level education there.

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Video: First Defend the University forum at DCU

Staff from DCU, Trinity College and UCD, along with students, were among a strong attendance at the first Defend the University event on October 23rd.

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Sign up to Defend the Irish University

The Irish university is in crisis, through massive under-funding combined with commercialisation and managerialism. Sign these principles to help defend higher education in Ireland.

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Boom time for third level education, but not for lecturers

This article by Peter McGuire,  in The Irish Times, captures some of the reality of life as a lecturer as classes fill to bursting.

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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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