UNE staff feel stumped and trumped

Academics worry about the company they might have to keep

The University of New England is proposing an academic restructure – the first since 2007 (although there was big organisational change in 2012). Word is that management prefers a four-faculty plan, unless it becomes three. But people in law and business staff have no idea what will happen if join agriculture and some humanities staff worry they will be forgotten if forced into a faculty with the large and influential School of Education. And overall people are upset about now knowing what might happen. β€œIt is a little like the White House, sans racism, around here at the moment, but with less communication (at least if communication implies dialogue)” a learned reader reports.