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CASA news 03/16

Hello, and welcome to the latest roundup of news on casualisation in Australian universities, and worldwide. This week, we’re in our business suits, thinking about the cost and sustainability of casual staffing. At the beginning of March, the Universities Australia 2016 (#uaconf) marked a third year of CASA, and a return to what’s become our … Continue reading

CASA weekly news 14/15

Hello, and a springlike welcome back to CASA news. Australian readers will know it’s been an exciting time in Federal politics. We have a new Minister for Education, Simon Birmingham, while Christopher Pyne has relocated to the also relevant Ministry of Industry, Innovation and Science. Universities Australia welcomed the new Ministry. The Regional Unversities Network welcomed the new Ministry. The … Continue reading

CASA news 12/15

Welcome to a winter casserole of casualisation news for the mid semester break in Australia. At the end of last week we joined the Research Whisperer, NTEU, CAPA and NAPU (Australian higher ed loves an acronym) in a busy and stimulating Twitter chat on the problems of insecure work across Australia’s universities. #securework will continue as an ongoing … Continue reading

CASA news 09/15

After a short news hiatus, we’re back with updates on the casualisation of higher education in Australia and around the world. We’re in the managing expectations phase of the coming Federal budget, and the Minister for Education is promising “at least one surprise“. While we wait, the good news according to The Conversation is that the … Continue reading

CASA news 06/15

Higher education’s been in the headlines in Australia this week thanks to the annual Universities Australia conference, and some speculation that the prospects for the deregulation package passing the Senate, were either improving, getting worse, or staying much the same. The UA conference is a bit of a birthday for CASA, as last year’s conference was the reason we got started. … Continue reading

CASA news 05/15

College teaching is one of the few jobs that has been turned from a good job into a bad job … in one generation. ‘Freeway Flyers–higher education’s best kept secret‘ trailer Here’s this week’s news on casualisation in Australia’s higher education system, where the government’s proposal for sector reform is once more being inspected by Senate committee. … Continue reading

CASA news 04/15: for #NAWD

Hello, and welcome to a midweek news post in support of National Adjunct Walkout Day (mostly) in the US. This is a major coordinated effort to raise awareness of the terrible state of the North American academic labour market—which is of course inseparable from the terrible state of the global academic labour market. There will be coverage … Continue reading

CASA news 03/15

Hello, and welcome to this week’s news related to the casualisation of Australian higher education. Over the summer we’ve maintained a less than weekly output, but things are heating up, and we’re here with a pile of things to think about. This is the sharp end of hiring season for Australian academic casuals, as new grant-funded … Continue reading

CASA weekly news 02/15

Welcome to another week of whatever-it-takes to achieve reform in Australian higher education. This week the NTEU did some polling on the recent media campaign to sell the benefits of deregulation: Of the just 22% who could recall the advertisements, only half understood that they were making the government’s case for university fee deregulation. Some 15% thought they were making … Continue reading

CASA weekly news 01/15

And … we’re back. CASA took a long summer break for health reasons, and now we’re back and ready to start sorting through the news pile. First, a very overdue thanks to everyone who helped us out and encouraged us last year. If you’d like to make a contribution to the higher education debate through CASA in … Continue reading