Arts students at Monash U are complaining about what they claim are cuts to teaching, with sessional staff going and tutorials expanding, “more like an Ed Sheeran show, only bad.”
The university is adamant that “there have been no cuts to staff in the Arts faculty,” but the tone of student complaints is focused on traditional teaching.
“It’s interaction with teachers that makes an education valuable. … We’re asking the university to give us that contact with an educator that is, we’re pretty sure, kind of the whole point of being at university,” the No ArtsCuts campaign complains.
Monash U is bang-on the national average of 80 per cent satisfaction with overall quality of education experience in the QILT student survey. This might mean teaching standards there are what students expect, unless, as in England (CMM yesterday), undergrads are starting to demand what they think they pay for.