A workload wam for Deakin law academics

Deakin University law staff are worried about the university-proposed workload allocation model for research, due to start in the new year. The university wants to allocate a maximum of 60 per cent of the time of academics employed to teach and research to the latter, with points allocated according to the rating of journals where they publish. But staff say not all the inputs to the new model are clear and may change annually – making it hard for researchers to plan how to meet targets. According to the National Tertiary Education Union some in the school worry; “this research expectation model is simply designed to increase the required outputs so as to get more teaching out of people.”


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