UTas academics not sold on research plan

The University of Tasmania is keen to increase research, with a proposal for staff to publish more articles in top quartile journals. According to the campus union the proposal went to last week’s Academic Senate meeting without staff consultation. CMM hears that the timing strikes the comrades as curious, what with enterprise bargaining negotiations close but not completed and just before new VC Rufus Black arrives. Word is that Academic Senate was not sure either and did not adopt the proposal.


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