At the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education the union wants consultations on staff changes to continue (CMM yesterday). But Laureate Professor John Hattie says nothing doing, that the consultation period is complete and it is time to get moving. Management’s plan means the end of numbers of fixed term contract positions and the creation of continuing appointments. The plan also makes it mandatory for staff in teaching and research and teaching specialist roles to hold a doctorate. Professor Hattie says this is mandatory under the Australian Qualifications Framework which requires academics to hold a qualification one level above that of courses they are teaching.
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