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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
The DCU SIPTU Section Committee restates its position regarding workload forms which are being circulated by management in some departments:
DCU has begun to require academic staff in selected departments to complete extensive performance-related forms.
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
It’s not just the Haddington Road cuts, the troika and the austerity junkies with their ‘tough choices’ dogma who have you working harder and longer for less. It’s a worldwide phenomenon.
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.
This article by Peter McGuire, in The Irish Times, captures some of the reality of life as a lecturer as classes fill to bursting.