UniSA VC David Lloyd will take staff questions this week, on a possible merger with the University of Adelaide. Professor Lloyd has already briefed the campus branch of the National Tertiary Education Union. Nick Warner, union president at Adelaide says the NTEU branch there, says the union will be “an active participant in the exploration: to make sure that our voices are heard at the beginning, the end, and at all stages in between.”
The process is starting as Lloyd and his UniAdelaide colleague Peter Rathjen promised it would, with a cornucopia of consultation. The word along North Terrace is that Professor Rathjen has the harder task, with staff scepticism strong. Although the bigger challenge might be explaining this to chancellor Kevin Scarce who is said to think merging the two is a no-brainer.