The Australian Association of University Professors is upset with U Tasmania’s proposal to sack professors at its Australian Maritime College
Yes, two of the AMC professors are AAUP members, but the association is long and rigorously on the record as opposing “managerialism and a loss of voice of academics in Australian Universities in general”.
The association also warns against, pitting senior against junior academic or academics against professional staff. No AMC professional staff are targeted by the proposal but it does state that unless five professors and aspros go 7-8 lecturer roles will be abolished. And fewer professors could mean permanent positions for an unspecified number of fixed term staff, (CMM July 13.)
AAUP adds, the AMC is, “an institute of international standing which represents a significant asset for the country that would be impossible to replace.