Uni Queensland opponents of Ramsay Western Civ Centre lobbying to the last

One last try to stop Ramsay Western Civ Centre degrees at Uni Queensland

The campus branch of the National Tertiary Education Union is urging opponents of Ramsay funded degrees at the university to lobby Senate. “The signing of the MoU, however, is not the final step. It is not the final and formal agreement, which Senate still has the power to veto. We need to make it clear to the Senate that they cannot delegate their ultimate responsibility to safeguard UQ’s reputation,” NTEU branch president Andrew Bonnell argues.

Worth a try – although in February UoQ’s Senate empowered Chancellor Peter Varghese and VC Peter Hoj to negotiate an MOU with the Ramsay WCC, “provided it is consistent with the university’s policies and principles.”

The union points to proposed presence of a Ramsay representative on selection committees for staff to teach the courses it will fund. However, the university states that a senior university manager, will have “ultimate authority over the outcome of the selection process,” (CMM August 8).


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