Bah. First they censor my blog, now this!
Website blows whistle on reasoning behind tutorial cut
August 31, 2011
A LEAKED email has laid bare the reasoning behind cuts to the number of tutorials within humanities and social sciences at the University of Adelaide: that they were driven by cost-cutting, contradicting assurances that they were for pedagogical reasons.
In an email passed to the HES by whistleblower website Unileaks, the head of Adelaide’s school of social sciences Greg McCarthy notified staff that agreed extra payments to casual staff to cover marking had caused a significant increase in costs that the university wasn’t prepared to pay for. And to make up for the shortfall he suggested that the number of tutorials be cut…
Also, note that RMIT has recently joined The Market in declaring that people with disabilities are uneconomic, deciding to abolish its Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability). In fairness to RMIT, reflecting the general contempt with which their clients are regarded suitably-qualified disability workers are poorly-paid and have low social-status.
Maybe unemployed and over-qualified minds could be made job-ready by filling abandoned mine sites with the useless bodies of the disabled?