La Trobe U says Bendigo stays a base for teacher ed

It’s not over for teacher-education at La Trobe U’s regional campus, says management

Protesting education academics at La Trobe U warn that a staff restructure now underway is the “death-knell”for teacher training everywhere but the metro Bundoora campus (CMM yesterday).

Management says not so, that teacher ed will continue in the regions, including at the Bendigo campus, the fate of which especially concerns staff.

“While it is too early to detail exact staffing profiles at each of our campuses … we remain committed to ensuring that we have a critical mass of positions and a vibrant academic community at Bendigo as well as positions at each of the other regional campuses,” the university states.

Bendigo will continue to retain its significance as a major educational hub, with a strong and significant proportion of School of Education academic staff to be based at Bendigo campus.

“At this stage, we have offered roughly the same number of staff positions at Bundoora and Bendigo.”


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