Monthly Archives: February 2014

Hard line on boycott could cost staff thousands

Hard line on boycott could cost staff thousands|  Jack Grove | Times Higher Education |20 February 2014

Experts foresee tough reaction from universities to UCU’s ‘ultimate sanction’ Academics taking part in next term’s planned marking boycott could lose thousands of pounds in pay as universities take a tougher line on deductions than they did over similar action in 2006, a legal expert has warned.


TEQSA cuts ‘chance to restructure’

TEQSA cuts ‘chance to restructure’  | BERNARD LANE | The Australian Higher Education | 19 February, 2014

A ROUND of redundancies at the higher education regulator is an opportunity to restructure the agency and make it less top-heavy, say former senior staffers.

They say the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, which faces political and provider pressure to cut red tape, is seeking to cut seven to nine positions, the number depending on the salaries of those who go. TEQSA had 93 staff at June 30 last year, having hired 38 people in 2012-13.


Poor aren’t making inroads into elite universities

Poor aren’t making inroads into elite universities  | Jack Grove | Times Higher Education | 13 February 2014

Contrast between their chances and those of the rich are unchanged since late 1990s, Offa finds