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3C Empresa     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
A Practical Logic of Cognitive Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abant Kültürel Araştırmalar Dergisi     Open Access  
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access  
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adelphi series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi / Adiyaman University Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 173)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
África     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Afrika Focus     Open Access  
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Akademik Bakış Uluslararası Hakemli Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Akademik Hassasiyetler     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Al Farabi Uluslararası Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alliage     Free  
Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Anais do Congresso de Pesquisa e Extensão e da Semana de Ciências Sociais da UEMG/Barbacena     Open Access  
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anales de la Universidad de Chile     Open Access  
Análisis     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Anka E-Dergi     Open Access  
Ankara University SBF Journal     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Artvin Coruh University International Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of Quality of Life     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Asya Araştırmaları Uluslararasi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi / Journal of Asian Studies     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Beykent Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Bhakti Persada : Jurnal Aplikasi IPTEKS     Open Access  
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 41)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University Journal of Social Science Institute     Open Access  
Bingöl Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BOSAPARIS : Pendidikan Kesejahteraan Keluarga     Open Access  
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Caderno CRH     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Castalia : Revista de Psicología de la Academia     Open Access  
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciência ET Praxis     Open Access  
Ciencia Sociales y Económicas     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CienciaUAT     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Científic@ : Multidisciplinary Journal     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Connections     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Convergencia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cooperativismo y Desarrollo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Çukurova Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Current Research in Social Sciences     Open Access  
Dalat University Journal of Science     Open Access  
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Debats. Revista de cultura, poder i societat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Decyzje     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Didáctica de las Ciencias Experimentales y Sociales     Open Access  
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Doğu Anadolu Sosyal Bilimlerde Eğilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Dumlupınar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
e-cadernos CES     Open Access  
E-Dimas : Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union
Number of Followers: 1  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1321-8476
Published by RMIT Publishing Homepage  [399 journals]
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Contacting NTEU
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Queensland division organiser Ross Gwyther retires
    • Abstract: Gwyther, Ross
      After 10 exciting and satisfying years working for the Union, Queensland Division Organiser, Ross Gwyther is retiring this month.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - NSW Division farewells Margaret Britten after 28 years
           service
    • Abstract: Kelly, Genevieve
      NSW Division hosted a farewell for Margaret Britten in February. Margaret had worked for the union for 28 years, and during that time had seen many changes in the industry and the Union.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - New staff in NTEU offices
    • Abstract: Muratore, Rebecca
      To better help you to get to know your local Union staff, we are pleased to present these brief profiles of recently arrived Branch and Division staff.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Recent human rights actions by NTEU
    • Abstract:
      NTEU National Office regularly sends letters to foreign governments and companies in support of imprisoned or victimised educators, unionists and workers, upon the request of education and human rights organisations.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Narrowing the focus of tertiary education
    • Abstract: Grey, Sandra
      Last time I wrote, New Zealand was about to elect a new government. As you probably know, the election came and went, but the government remained pretty much as it was. For those of us working in tertiary education this meant the continuing reign of our previous Minister, Steven Joyce. However, his title changed from Minister of Tertiary Education to Minister of Tertiary Education Skills and Employment. He also collected the portfolios of Economic Development, and Science and Innovation.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - The casualisation of academic work; Why should we
           care'
    • Abstract: May, Robyn
      New data on the nature and extent of casual academic employment in Australia's universities adds to the picture of what is known about casual staff and confirms that casualisation is an issue which warrants our attention. The Work and Careers in Australian Universities Survey was conducted in 19 universities during 2011 with a response rate of 13 per cent for casual academic staff, comprising 3100 casual academics. This is the largest survey of casuals ever conducted. The data allows us a better understanding of who are casual academics, their motivations for working as casuals and their aspirations. Most importantly it helps us to make the case about why we should care about this issue.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - The only common future is a sustainable future
    • Abstract: Lowe, Ian
      Refreshed by my annual chat with the irrepressible Cal D'Aria, I headed across the Tasman for a break walking in the lush forests and windswept peaks of Fiordland. I found I had to nerve myself to cross raging streams on three-wire bridges, a Kiwi innovation that gives you one wire for each hand to grasp desperately as you try to avoid slipping off the third wire. It seemed an appropriate metaphor for the challenge issued to world leaders by the United Nations high level panel on sustainability. Jointly chaired by the Presidents of Finland and South Africa, its members included our own Kevin Rudd, so I assume we can confidently assume he will be urging his Cabinet colleagues to implement its recommendations...

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Summer surfing snippets
    • Abstract: Wright, Pat
      Surfing the web over the summer break produced the following snippets.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Academics line up to boycott world's biggest journal
           publisher
    • Abstract: Norrie, Justin
      Dozens of Australian academics have joined a growing boycott of Elsevier, one of the world's leading publishers of academic journals, over the behemoth's 'extortionate efforts to extract money' from people who wish to access their taxpayer-funded research.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - The day cirque du silly came to higher education
           policy
    • Abstract: Kniest, Paul
      December usually signals the beginning of the 'silly season'. For higher education policy, the end of 2011 and the start of 2012 was without doubt a season of silliness - but for reasons other than endless parties.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - What does equal pay mean now'
    • Abstract: Couzner, Megan Clement
      Workers in the community sector covered by the Social and Community Services (SACS) Award got a late Christmas present, or a long overdue thank you from the rest of Australia for their hard work over the last 40-odd years. On 1 February, Fair Work Australia awarded commu nity workers pay rises of between 19 and 41 per cent. They got 'equal pay'.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Swimming in the social media pool NTEU and social
           media
    • Abstract: Nette, Andrew
      Whatever you may think about social media, its implications on your time management and the impact it has had on the use of the English language, there can be no denying platforms like Facebook and Twitter have the capacity to be powerful communication tools.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Tips and traps in the social media landscape
    • Abstract: McAlpine, Ken
      Social media, such as Facebook and Twitter are becoming ubiquitous in Australia. Depending on who you believe, there are about eight million Facebook users in Australia, and on average, each Facebook user has 154 'friends'. There are also about two million Twitter accounts. Given the nature of work in universities, TAFE and Adult Education, we can assume that a majority of NTEU members participate regularly in social media.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Doctor, doctor, give me the news!
    • Abstract:
      The current issue of Australian Universities' Review (AUR) is a Special Issue on contemporary issues in doctoral education. Having a Special Issue on this topic emerged from discussions at an AARE symposium in 2009 between a few researchers who shared a common interest in research into doctoral education. One of those researchers was Monash University's Dr Anita Devos, also a member of the AUR editorial board. She brought forward a proposal to the board for a Special Issue, and she and Dr Catherine Manathunga of Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand were to act as guest editors. The board thought this a splendid idea!

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Science: Where to now'
    • Abstract: Dobson, Ian R
      Is Australian science healthy' Australia's Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AO is about to hand down a major report on the Health of Science, based on work that has been done in his office, and three com-missioned studies of various aspects of Australian 'science'. One of these commissioned studies is Unhealthy Science' University Natural and Physi cal Sciences 2002 - 2009/10. This report represents an extension of previ ous examinations of university science dating back to 1989. It shows that in the first decade of the 21st century, enrolments in science courses grew by 30 per cent, just less than the sector-wide average of 33 per cent.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Time to get off the funding review merry-go-round
    • Abstract: Kniest, Paul
      The never ending meery-go-round university funding reviews delievered its latest offering in December last year with the release of the Final Report of the Highter Education Base Funding Review chalred by Dr Jane Lomax-Smith.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Death of the university as we know it
    • Abstract: Robinson, David
      Despite the fact that politicians of every political stripe regularly espouse the economic and social virtues of higher education, it is the case today that in most of the world professors and staff are facing unprecedented pres sures.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Australian universities today and tomorrow - NTEU's
           future of higher education conference
    • Abstract: Rea, Jeannie
      NTEU's Future of Higher Education Conference - 'Australian Universities Today and Tomorrow' - at the University of Sydney 22-23 February 2012 attracted more than 100 participants and engendered enthusiastic debate at the actual confer ence and wider participation through social and sector media.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Embedding indigenous cultural competency
    • Abstract: Liddle, Celeste
      The 2012 Universities Australia (UA) conference featured a 'satellite' workshop to introduce the National Best Practice Framework for Indigenous Cultural Competency in Australian Universities.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - I'm not a racist, but...
    • Abstract:
      Following the release of the report 'I'm Not a Racist, But...' in November 2011, work on implementing the eleven recommendations has commenced, with Branches and Divisions developing work plans that will seek to progress and lobby for policy and procedural changes within institutions.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Implementation of indigenous clauses
    • Abstract: Frogley, Adam
      Since 2001 and the inception of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander provisions in NTEU's Collective Agreements, there has been a sustained drive by the Union to ensure that employment opportunities for current and potential Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are created across all levels of the university structure.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Office of learning and teaching takes over from ALTC
    • Abstract:
      NTEU National President, Jeannie Rea, has been appointed to the Strategic Advisory Committee of the new Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT), located within the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE). The OLT has taken over the grants and awards programs formerly managed by the defunded Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC).

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Big brother/sister is watching
    • Abstract: Kniest, Paul
      The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) was established in January 2012 with responsibility to register and evaluate the performance of higher education providers against a Higher Education Standards Framework which covers provider standards, qualification standards, teaching and learning standards, information standards and research standards.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Challenging excessive workloads
    • Abstract: Lee, Margaret
      For many years, leading scholars and activists have advocated a more coherent and consistent system for regulating workplace health and safety (WHS) across all of Australia. They have sought improved rights for workers and their unions, as well as innovative, diverse and effective enforcement processes and penalties. Some progress was made towards this goal during the 1990s, but ultimately the drive collapsed under the Howard conservative Government.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Of obesity centres and pulling your own weight: USyd
           puts the squeeze on staff
    • Abstract: Brownlee, Patrick
      Despite recording a substantial budget surplus, University of Sydney management have proposed to cut the jobs of 340 academic and general staff. The Vice-Chancellor, Michael Spence announced the job cuts late last year to make urgent savings towards a 7% University-wide budget cut in 2012.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Local claims a key to bargaining
    • Abstract: McAlpine, Ken
      One of the strengths of the NTEU's nationally coordinated bargaining strategy has been that by seeking to defend and extend standards on an industry basis, great results can be achieved for members. For example, the superior regime of parental leave in universities, and strong salary growth, have only happened because of the Union's coordinated claims.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - FWA finds UniMelb breached agreement
    • Abstract: McAlpine, Ken
      Fair Work Australia (FWA) has found that the University of Melbourne breached the Collective Agreement with an NTEU member whose fixed term appointment should have been continuing. As a result of the decision, the member was paid a full 12 months' severance payment and had her superannuation for the year she had been employed topped up from 9% to 17%.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Overcrowded' Tell us your stories
    • Abstract: McGowan, Matthew
      Overcrowding of lectures and tutorials is a common complaint amongst university staff and students in the first few weeks of first semester. In fact, all staff have stories of trying to do too much with too little.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Casual teaching and research staff survey 2012
    • Abstract:
      Are you starting as a casual teaching or casual research staff member in 2012, or were you employed casually or sessionally in 2011' Then please fill out the NTEU's Casual Survey at www.unicasual.org.au/survey2012.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - FWA review
    • Abstract:
      The Fair Work Act replaced the previous WorkChoices regime in 2009. The promised review of how the Act operated finished receiving submissions in February.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - NTEU gears up for next round of bargaining
    • Abstract: McAlpine, Ken
      In the jargon of higher education, 'Round 6' of bargaining is about to commence, reflecting the fact that NTEU has conducted six coordinated bargaining campaigns since enterprise bargaining started in 1993. As most NTEU members will know, salaries and conditions of employment are set out in the Collective Agree ments negotiated between the NTEU and management at each university. Each Agreement runs for several years, and most Agreements are up for re-negotiation in 2012.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Managing change dispute escalates at UTAS
    • Abstract: Binnie, Rob
      When it comes to industrial relations, UTAS has a style of its own. In an ongoing case, a member made a request to their manager to have the NTEU represent them at a meeting regarding change management in the Faculty of Arts. The request was denied on the specious grounds that it was not appropriate to have the NTEU present. The Union asserted the (quite unexceptional) right to provide representation and attended the meeting.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Excessive academic workloads
    • Abstract: Cupido, Wayne
      Excessive and poorly regulated workloads are pushing academic staff to breaking point. Independent studies as well as NTEU's own analysis of the outcomes of our last round of bargaining indicate that despite strong workloads clauses in our Collective Agreements, academics are still suffering from unhealthy and unreasonable workloads. It appears that University managements across the country are largely failing to meet their obligation to provide staff with manageable, fair and transparent workloads.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - 40 years of womens studies at UQ
    • Abstract: Bonnell, Andrew
      NTEU UQ Branch celebrated International Women's Day with a very successful symposium marking the 40th anniversary of women's and gender studies at UQ.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Beware of UTAS enticement packages
    • Abstract: Binnie, Rob
      NTEU Tasmanian Division reports a mainland academic was recently enticed to relocate to UTAS with the offer of work for themselves and their partner, only to have the dream ruined by capricious University practice.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Members give evidence of precarious work
    • Abstract: Howe, Brian
      NTEU members have joined scores of other precariously employed workers from across the country to give evidence at the Independent Inquiry into Insecure Work, chaired by former Deputy PM, Brian Howe.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Campaigning for better funding
    • Abstract: McGowan, Matt
      When the NTEU conducted public polling and focus groups in early 2011, we asked the question as a participant in the political process, trying to assess the potential for generating public interest in the sector, and thereby seeking to influence government policy and funding priorities. The university sector is underfunded. This has been confirmed by two reviews into the sector.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - UniSuper - Be alert but not alarmed
    • Abstract: McCulloch, Grahame
      In recent months there has been some public controversy about UniSuper's Defined Benefit Scheme. There are two key elements to the Union's response. First, while the reported small actuarial short-fall in the Defined Benefit Scheme is a cause for some concern, it should be quite manageable with proper policy adjustments. In other words, members should be alert but not alarmed. Second, in the (hopefully unlikely) event that the shortfall persists, the Union is well prepared to take all necessary industrial, legal and diplomatic steps to ensure that members' entitlements and benefits are protected and well managed into the future.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - False dichotomy being driven between equity/inclusion
           and quality/competition
    • Abstract: Rea, Jeannie
      Just before addressing a 700 strong staff and student rally opposing staff cuts at the University of Sydney on 7 March, I talked with a student who was apologising that he couldn't stay as he had a seminar that counted towards 20% of the assessment. After commenting that it was a shame there is no longer a common lunch hour, I asked about how the 20% participation was assessed. He was not sure, but observed that there was not much opportunity to demonstrate your grasp of the material as there were 80 students in the one hour class. I didn't need to do the arithmetic to work out that over a twelve week semester, it would be a very skilled tutor that would be able to listen to each student sufficiently to make an assessment. So whilst these look like easy marks, I doubt the efficacy for student learning.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Education international 6th world congress: Building
           the future through quality education
    • Abstract:
      The theme of the 6th World Congress of Education International (EI) was 'Building the Future through Quality Education'. Held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 19-26 July 2011, the Congress was a very large event with approximately 2,000 participants, eight languages in simultaneous translation and a huge agenda of business.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - UTAS Uganda project seeks microscopes and dollars
    • Abstract:
      The International Society for Student Unity and Empowerment (ISSUE) is a recently formed foundation created and run by University of Tasmania (UTAS) medical students. In November 2010, the four founding members of ISSUE spent several weeks in Uganda undertaking rural health projects and forming partnerships with local charity and student groups. The initial venture was considered to be a success, and consequently, a continuation was desired both by the partnerships in Uganda and the founders in Tasmania.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - General/professional staff: General staff working
           party interim results of national survey
    • Abstract: Gooding, Gabe; Corrigan, Derek
      The NTEU's General Staff Working Party (GSWP) recently conducted a national survey of all general/professional staff, both members and non-members. A total of 8,119 people responded, of which 6,748 completed the survey, a completion rate of 83 per cent. The Working Party would like to thank all those who took the time to participate. The data appears to be consistent with known sectoral characteristics across a range of parameters such as classification level and age, and covers a broad range of institutions, indicating that it is a good representative sample. Although the survey has only recently been completed, and it has not yet been possible to complete the analysis of the data, some key trends have emerged.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Media: There is no such thing as bad publicity
    • Abstract:
      The words above are attributed to Irish dramatist Brendan Behan (1923-1964, '...a drinker with a writing problem'). Is it reasonable to presume that publicity is also a good thing for a scholarly journal and the papers published within its covers' The answer is a definite 'yes', and it is unlikely that the publicity would be 'bad publicity'.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Research: Scientists take the high ground
    • Abstract: Willis, Cameron
      The 12th annual Science Meets Parliament (SmP) was held in Canberra in June, hosted by Science and Technology Australia (STA)*. SmP has grown over the past decade to now welcoming more than 150 scientists from across diverse disciplinary backgrounds and from all corners of Australia.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Worst effects of voluntary student unionism overturned
    • Abstract: MacDonald, Terri
      After three years of highly charged and sometimes acrimonious debate, the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2010 finally passed through the Senate in early October 2011.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Lindsay Tanner at National Council: Social divisions
           now driven by education, not income
    • Abstract: Evans, Michael
      The structural divisions in contemporary Australian society are now driven more by education levels than income, according to former ALP Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner, in his speech to National Council Meeting about why universities lack political clout.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - NTEU lecture: Ian Chubb speaks on the value of
           science, universities and academic expression
    • Abstract: Rea, Jeannie
      Chief Scientist of Australia, Professor Ian Chubb presented the NTEU's Inaugural Annual Lecture at the University of Melbourne on 6 October 2011. Co-hosted with the University, the lecture was attended by over 130 people. Many NTEU National Council delegates came to hear the Chief Scientist, along with university staff and students, invited guests of the NTEU and University of Melbourne and members of the public.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Funding: Student demand driven funding - beware the
           slap from the invisible hand
    • Abstract: Kniest, Paul
      On 14 September 2011, the Senate passed the Higher Education Support Amendment (Demand Driven Funding System and Other Measures) Bill 2011. The Bill provides the legislative basis for the introduction of the student demand driven funding for undergraduate places at Australia's public universities. From 2012 the Commonwealth will no longer allocate a specified number of Commonwealth supported student places in different discipline clusters to each university, but guarantees every eligible domestic student who successfully gains entry into an undergraduate course at an Australian public university a government supported (HECS-HELP) place.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Casuals: Insecure work, anxious lives ACTU launches
           campaign and inquiry into secure work
    • Abstract: Rea, Jeannie
      Chris Elenor, Chair of the NTEU's National Academic Casuals Committee (NACC) joined other workers in precarious jobs in speaking at the launch of the ACTU 'Secure Jobs, Better Future' campaign at Unions NSW on 29 September 2011. The ACTU has found that in 2011 almost half of all Australian workers are engaged as casuals, on fixed term contracts, labour hire, and other forms of non-permanent employment. This is over 4 million workers. There are 2 million workers with no paid sick leave. Casualisation is a global phenomenon, but amongst OECD countries only Spain, with a high proportion of seasonal work in agriculture, outranks Australia.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - AMC: Marine centre to stay with Maritime College
    • Abstract: Evans, Michael
      The University of Tasmania (UTAS) has withdrawn its proposal to move the National Centre for Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability (NCMCRS) from the Australian Maritime College (AMC) to a university faculty, following an overwhelmingly negative response from AMC staff, students and management, and an active NTEU campaign against it.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Future of higher education: 'Australian universities
           today and tomorrow'
    • Abstract: Rea, Jeannie
      NTEU is organising a timely conference of leading thinkers and actors on the future of the higher education sector.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Invest in Australia's future, invest in our
           universities
    • Abstract:
      Delegates at NTEU's 2012 National Council Meeting endorsed the theme and key messages of our public policy and funding campaign. The purpose of the campaign - 'Invest in Australia's Future, Invest in our Universities' - is to increase public awareness of the significance of universities in their communities, so as to increase public pressure on the Federal Government to provide adequate funding to the sector

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Contacting NTEU
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Updating your membership information
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Obituary: Jenny Austin, 1951-2011 - Egalitarian
           admired for living out her principles
    • Abstract: Heath, Elizabeth
      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Obituary: Simone Morrisey, 1987-2011 - a bright
           presence lost from NTEU's Macquarie branch
    • Abstract: Rytmeister, Cathy
      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Recent human rights actions by NTEU
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - NTEU history project seeks your union memories
    • Abstract: O'Brien, John
      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Life members 2011
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - National council 2011
    • Abstract: Rea, Jeannie
      For most of the 160 delegates to the NTEU's 18th National Council Meeting (6-8 October), the big issue was the intensification of work for academic and general staff, which has led to unmanageable workloads and accelerating concern that our universities are fast approaching breaking point.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Letter from New Zealand/Aotearoa: Occupy Aotearoa New
           Zealand
    • Abstract: Grey, Sandra
      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Knowledge is the economy, stupid: Cosmopolitanising
           the cohort (aka internationalising the curriculum)
    • Abstract: Jonas, Tammi
      We hear a lot these days about 'internationalising the curriculum'. In fact, at the most recent Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) in Adelaide the phrase was pervasive as large audiences nodded enthusiastically at all mentions of internationalisation. Given the base realities of globalisation, flows of transnational education, and Australian higher education's precarious financial reliance on international students, it's obviously (past) time to think carefully about the internationalisation of universities. And yet ask most people in the sector just what 'internationalising the curriculum' means, and you'll be hard-pressed to get a cogent answer or any pedagogical examples.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - News from the net: New ADHD pandemic
    • Abstract: Wright, Pat
      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Sandstones stealing Tam U's pioneering tricks of the
           trade
    • Abstract: Lowe, Ian
      I can almost hear the chorus of groans from around the country as readers flick through the last issue of Advocate for the year and realise to their horror that I have again made my annual visit to Cal D'Aria, the irrepressible Vice-Chancellor, president and now also 'supreme leader' of Tamworth University. Unusually, I found him looking gloomy. 'Most of our innovations have been pinched by the old universities', Cal moaned. 'One by one they are stealing our ideas'. Tam U pioneered the technique of ushering full fee-paying overseas students seamlessly through their degrees regardless of the quality of work submitted. 'Now I hear the practice is becoming widespread', he said. 'We thought up the wheeze of Masters degrees on the cheap by letting students count undergraduate courses, and now other places are copying us. Where's their ethics'', he exploded.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Indigenous higher education review
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - I'm not a Racist, but...
    • Abstract: Frogley, Adam
      The NTEU Indigenous Unit released the findings from our member and Branch surveys on cultural respect, discrimination, racism and lateral violence in the higher education sector at the 2011 National Council Meeting.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - National: Legislative protection of intellectual
           freedom in our universities finally reached
    • Abstract: MacDonald, Terri
      After many years of campaigning and lobbying, NTEU has finally achieved our goal of having intellectual freedom in higher education legislatively protected. The Higher Education Support Amendment (Demand Driven Funding System & Other Measures) Bill 2011 was passed in September 2011, and amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to require higher education providers to uphold free intellectual inquiry in relation to learning, teaching and research.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - New South Wales: NSW legislation threatens university
           governance and the representation of staff and students
    • Abstract: Price, Susan
      Legislation rushed through NSW Parliament on 18 October allows NSW universities to reduce their size, and alter their composition by decreasing the representation of elected staff, students and alumni.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - National: Bargaining round 5 - it's a wrap!
    • Abstract: Summers, Peter
      With Agreements at the last few institutions, this round of bargaining has wrapped up at every Australian university.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - National: Base funding review
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - National: Setting the agenda with new women's website
           and journal
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - New South Wales: NTEU publishes green universities
           report
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - National: Review of RTS
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - New South Wales: Smart casuals launch
    • Abstract: Viset, Belinda
      University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Branch hosted a successful forum and handbook launch on 31 August for casual, sessional and fixed term staff. The forum, chaired by UTS Branch President, Dr Tony Brown, was attended by 70 members and other staff from UTS, UNSW, Sydney, Macquarie and UWS.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - ACTU campaign recognises the importance of engaging
           with casual staff
    • Abstract: McGowan, Matthew
      The announcement from the ACTU of the 'Secure Jobs, Better Future' Campaign is an important step for the union move ment in dealing with the difficulties faced by ordinary workers in an increasingly globalised economy. In tertiary education, casualisation is eating away at the soul of the sector, denying many talented and capable staff an opportunity to develop a career in the area of their interest. It is a symptom of a failure by many in the sector to develop medium to long-term strategies to address institutional workforce planning needs.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Labor - hoping for the best and preparing for the
           worst
    • Abstract: McCulloch, Grahame
      Since its formation in early September 2010, the Gillard minority Labor Government has rapidly lost public support reflecting a wider collapse in the Labor Party's base primary vote at State and Federal levels. For a big part of 2011 the Labor poll numbers have been below 30% - a historically unprecedented position. The recent Qantas management lockout and an unremitting campaign against trade union bargaining rights by major employer groups has seen industrial relations re-emerge as a national issue, and Labor's political position has marginally improved. Early November polling has seen Labor edge up to 32%.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Increasing union voices within our universities
    • Abstract: Rea, Jeannie
      A number of recent developments, when considered together, have focused my attention on an area of union activism that we have, in my opinion, let slip over recent years. These developments include the long overdue reality check for Government and university management rendered by the recent DEEWR commissioned research report, which found that half of Australia's academics surveyed intend to leave the sector over the next five years and the next generation of academics is increasingly disenchanted with pursuing an academic career in Australian universities.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Snapshot: Protests Against Fee Hikes in England
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Egypt after the Revolution: The Tahrir Square Spirit
           Lingers on Campus
    • Abstract: Levy, Davina
      I have been living in Cairo, arriving a few months prior to the revolution that began in September last year, and saw then how oppression permeated every aspect of life. Most people are familiar with the features of an unjust and dictatorial regime: police brutality, vote-rigging, media censorship and rampant corruption. However, the reality is much more sinister.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Fair Work Australia Hands Down Landmark Decision: No
           Equal Pay for Equal Work
    • Abstract: Underwood, Gia
      In May, the Full Bench of Fair Work Australia (FWA) released its decision on the first case to be heard under the Fair Work Act's equal remuneration provisions. They found that in the Social and Community Sector (SACS) industry men and women workers do no receive equal remuneration for work of equal or comparable value by comparison with workers in state and local government employment. Gender was also a factor in the gap between pay in the SACS industry and pay in comparable state and local government employment.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - From Administrators to Zoologists: The A to Z of
           General Staff Work
    • Abstract: Gooding, Gabe; Corrigan, Derek
      The Union's National General Staff Working Party is working on a project to develop better ways to reward and recognise the work of general staff. We all know the difficulties of the current system, the 'capping out' at the top of your level, the lack of career opportunities, and the lack of recognition of the importance of general staff work to the sector; but what we haven't known until now is where general staff work, what levels we are employed at, and how the profile of general staff employment has changed over time.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Monash Studio Closure Will Shatter Local Glass Arts
    • Abstract: Pollard, Ben
      NTEU has launched a joint campaign with the Australian Association of Glass Artists (Ausglass) to stop the proposed closure of the Monash University glass studio. The Save Glass at Monash initiative is in response to a decision by the Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design Professor Shane Murray to phase out glass course offerings from 2012.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - ERA Rankings Gone but Not Forgotten in the Contest
           over Fair Academic Workloads at La Trobe
    • Abstract: O'Meley, Serena
      Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) journal rankings may be gone but the impact upon academic workloads and careers will still be felt for some time to come. At La Trobe University, ERA criteria slowly, though differentially, infiltrated numerous systems at the level of individual academic units and university-wide. In some academic units, staff were required to cite their ranked journal outputs when making applications for the outside studies program and promotion, and even when requesting funding to attend conferences.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Victory in a Battle That Need Not Have Been Fought
    • Abstract: Dobson, Ian
      Senator Kim Carr announced the scrapping of the controversial journal ranking scheme that was part of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) programme in a ministerial statement on 30 May 2011. In an attempt at face-saving, the statement was headed 'Improvements to ERA'. The Minister's office and the Australian Research Council (ARC) had been inundated with comments and complaints, but for much of the time, protests fell on deaf ears. But now the ARC is cutting its losses and has withdrawn journal ranking. This is an excellent result for our whole sector.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - What Do the End of Journal Rankings Mean for Staff
           Conditions and Workloads'
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - ERA Takes a Turn for the Better: Have Universities
           Lost That Rank Feeling'
    • Abstract: Kwok, Jen Tsen
      On 30 May 2011, Senator Kim Carr put an end to the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) journal rankings.The response was huge: spontaneous celebrations unfurled across the blogosphere, academic e-lists and bulletin boards. In one evening the NTEU website experienced over 1500 hits.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Education for Sustainability
    • Abstract:
      The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) is nearly over. While educating for environmental sustainability has become a key focus across European and American schools and universities, and even in parts of the Asian and Pacific region, in Australia we have only taken the first steps, particularly in universities.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Gender, Jobs and Climate Change: Are We Reinforcing
           the Traditional Gendered Division of Labour'
    • Abstract: Rea, Jeannie
      We need to take greater care that the current debate on the impact of carbon abatement measures on jobs in carbon intensive industries does not reinforce traditional ideas about the gendered division of labour in Australia. When AWU Secretary, Paul Howes talks of 'real jobs', it is obvious that he means mining and heavy manufacturing work, overwhelmingly done by men. He dismisses jobs in administration, retail, tourism, hospitals and generally service sector jobs as apparently 'unreal'. While the reality is that most Australians now work in service sector industries, the one outstanding characteristic of these jobs is that they are associated with women.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Shaping Tomorrow's World: Informed and Civil Debate on
           Our Future
    • Abstract:
      Shaping Tomorrow's World is a website initiated by an interdisciplinary group of academics at the University of Western Australia (UWA), calling for an informed and civil discussion about our future.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - A Difficult Business: Trade Unions and Climate Change
    • Abstract: Long, Colin
      In the week after Paul Howes, National Secretary of the Australian Workers Union, made his 'not one job lost to a carbon tax' intervention, ACTU President, Ged Kearney, held a media conference to announce its principles and policy on climate change. The ACTU's policy is not flawless, but Kearney was at least making a credible argument about the need for industry policy and a focus on the creation of new jobs to replace those that will inevitably go as the economy is restructured. Unfortunately, but predictably, almost all the media's questions at the end of Kearney's speech referred to Howes' populist view.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Solar Cooperatives for Coal Valley Workers
    • Abstract:
      NTEU is supporting the Eureka's Future and Earthworker venture of establishing cooperatives in Victoria's La Trobe Valley, and eventually other parts of the country, to manufacture solar hot water systems that can then be distributed through unions.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Climate Change Science and the Politics of Spin
    • Abstract: Evans, Michael
      NTEU was very fortunate to have one of Australia's leading climate scientists, Professor Will Steffen, give the final address at the Pushing the Boundaries conference. Will is Executive Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute, an Independent Expert Advisor to the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee and a member of the Government's Climate Commission.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Climate Change Pushing the Boundaries: NTEU Climate
           Change Conference Pushes the Boundaries of the Australian Debate
    • Abstract: Rea, Jeannie
      There is a community expectation that the people who work in our universities will not only be involved in the debate around climate change, but also develop the innovative solutions needed to address the causes and consequences of global warming. Indeed, this is a correct assumption; every day university staff and students are pushing the boundaries of science, engineering, philosophy, politics, economics, psychology and education and are working together across traditional disciplinary and professional areas to address one of the most critical and complex problems of our time.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Contacting NTEU
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - New Edition of Smart Casuals Is Customised to Your
           Workplace
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - New Staff in NTEU Offices
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - 2011 Women's Conference: 'We Can Do More'
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Recent Human Rights Actions by NTEU
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Letter from New Zealand/Aotearoa: When Employers Gang
           Up, We're Ready2go
    • Abstract: Grey, Sandra
      We have an unusual situation at six of our polytechnics (TAFEs) at present. We used to have a multi-employer collective agreement covering all six of the polytechnics but employers were using it to gang up and pressure union members to accept cuts in working conditions. Union members and their employers had been in a protracted series of negotiations, disputes and strikes - the eventual outcome of which was that most union members have had no real pay rise for three years apart from a $700 lump sum payment, their collective agreement has been expired for more than a year, so they have all been moved onto individual agreements, and the employers are still trying to take away core working conditions.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:09:18 GMT
       
 
 
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