At La Trobe U Dewar pads-up

As promised when the new round of La Trobe U job cuts was announced VC John Dewar will answer previously submitted questions at on-line forum tomorrow (CMM July 6, 14, and 15).

Issues the VC is expected to be asked to address include the number of fixed term positions to go by year end and the rationale for  converting term-limited jobs into continuing ones. There is also anxiety that women are taking a disproportionate share of job losses.

Tough and insistent questions are not new to the vice chancellor – he played the straightest of straight bats to hard questions bowled up throughout the long 2014 restructure (CMM March 4 2014, among many stories).