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The new normal

Ahead of this week’s news, a quick report from the BLASST (Benchmarking Leadership and Advancement of Standards for Sessional Teaching) 2015 summit, held at Macquarie University. We were invited along with Katie Freund (@katiedigc), and Jen T. Kwok (@unicasual) from the NTEU, to talk about social media as a community of practice for academic casuals. Check out the … Continue reading

CASA weekly news 31/14

Hello everyone, and welcome to another week of casualisation news in Australian higher education. Just as last week’s news whizzed down the laundry chute, Andrew Norton’s report for the Grattan Institute, Mapping Australian Higher Education 2014-2015, was also released, with a substantial chapter on university staffing: Australia’s universities employed just under 116,000 people on a permanent or fixed-term contract basis … Continue reading