Final countdown to Macquarie U admin restructure

Management has released the change proposals for student services and faculties

The faculty admin structure is largely in-line with what staff have seen – a core structure across all faculties, with professional staff organised in four teams variously covering operations, teaching support, tech services and research admin. Some operations roles will be school/department based.

Faculty student support centres (course planning and advice) are to close, with assisted support functions moving to the all-services centralised Student Connect team. A new dean of students is proposed and all admissions will be consolidated in Shared Services.

Formal consultation runs to Monday week.

Observers suggest around 300 positions are involved but that it looks like there is no significant net loss. The questions will be how many existing positions are reclassified up, or down, on responsibility and pay scale, and how many staff who are displaced will find a job in the new structure that suits.