CASA weekly news 27/14

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Hello and an at-last-undeniably springlike welcome to CASA’s weekly brew of news on the casualisation of higher education.

What’s happening?

The Senate Standing Committee on Education and Employment started taking public submissions on the proposed reform package, and as these will be framed by the focus of the reforms themselves, there’s no reason to expect much attention to staffing.

The Group of Eight put out a briefing paper on the composition of the Australian academic staff workforce, noting the contraction of traditional full-time positions integrating research and teaching, alongside growth in research-only permanent hires, and teaching-only casuals. The fact that research and teaching integrated positions are increasing above Senior Lecturer is attributed to an ageing workforce, matched with the contraction of new research and teaching integrated positions at entry level, indicating “diminishing entry opportunities to the traditional teaching and research academic career.”

So is casualisation the result of ageing baby boomers failing to…

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