This is a very new initiative, and we’re launching it to invite others to join us and build a collaborative space for a new dialogue about casualisation in Australian universities. We built it, but we’re not looking to own it. And we’ll be adding content progressively over the next little while, so keep checking with us.
This means that if you have questions, experiences or information to share about casualisation, we’d love to hear from you and we’d love you to join us as group authors of this blog. Just email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re delighted to welcome The Thesis Whisperer as one of our first co-authors, and as a role model herself for collaborative blogging and capacity building in Australian higher education. We’re also very pleased to be joined by The Research Whisperer, who’ll be writing about the connection between research grant funding and management and the resulting casualisation of both teaching and research; and one of Australia’s leading researchers of academic casualisation, Robyn May.
In the meantime, the 2014 Universities Australia conference is part of the story of how we contacted each other and wondered if we could create a home for a conversation about casualisation that would help raise awareness of what it is, and how it affects the lives of those working casually for Australia’s universities. So thanks to UA too—you’re reason we’re sending out our call for people to join us this week!
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Karina and Kate