ERA prompts focus on teaching

ERA prompts focus on teaching | Julie Hare | The Australian Higher Education | 06  April , 2011

NEARLY one third of Central Queensland University’s academic staff have accepted non-research teaching positions in just a five-week period. CQU vice-chancellor Scott Bowman said the offer of teaching scholar positions was put to all staff in the wash-up of the Excellence in Research for Australia initiative. In an analysis by The Australian, CQU came 38th out of 41 eligible institutions in the ERA.”About 50 per cent of our staff is non-research active, which dilutes your effort with ERA,” Professor Bowman said.

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