08 décembre 2019

University of Melbourne staff to stage second rally for casual rights on 8 November

Over 300 casual and permanent staff in the Faculty of Arts have signed a petition demanding that casuals in the Faculty of Arts be paid for their attendance at lectures. Lecture attendance is crucial if casual academics are to give quality support and advice to students in tutorials and yet the Faculty of Arts either expects casual tutors to attend these lectures in their own time unpaid or not at all. More...

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NTEU and AIT settle underpayment case

National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) recently undertook a time and wages inspection at private higher education provider, Academy of Information Technology (AIT). This inspection found that the casual academic teaching staff had been engaged on flat hourly rates of pay which did not correspond with correct rates set out in the Educational Services (Post-Secondary) Award 2010.AIT has worked quickly and constructively with NTEU to resolve the underpayment issue for its current and past casual academic teaching staff. More...

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Media Release: Australian universities must protect academic integrity and intellectual freedom

The NTEU today expressed concerns about the allegations made in the ABC’s 4 Corners Program on 14 October and has called on universities to review all existing arrangements with external partners and sponsors of research to ensure that the principles of academic integrity and intellectual freedom are protected. More...

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NOTICE TO MEMBERS: NTEU Lodges application to alter its Rules

The NTEU’s National Council has recently adopted 4 resolutions to alter it’s rules. These are about, amongst other things, term limits for paid office-bearers, the closing time for ballots in elections, nomination forms, abolition of Branch Treasurer positions, and financial management provisions. More...

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Media Release: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student and staff numbers at universities hit by Coalition cuts

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) today responded to media releases from the Minister for Education, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP, which detailed the growth in the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students applying for and participating in tertiary education courses.  
While welcoming the reported growth from the 2018 higher education full-year student data, the Union is greatly concerned that the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed in both secure and in fixed-term (contract) jobs has decreased under the Coalition Government, from 2014  to 2018,  when compared to the previous governments in 2009 to 2013. More...

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The perfect recipe for sustainable joint programmes

Screenshot-2018-5-3 EAIEToday we’re launching the newest Pathways to practice publication: Designing and delivering sustainable joint Master’s programmes. This how-to series focuses on succinct practical information, with each publication taking a big challenge or best practice and breaking it down step-by-step to help you implement it in your institution. More...

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5 paths toward increasing India-EU cooperation

Screenshot-2018-5-3 EAIEAs such, the stage is ripe for Indian higher education institutions to commit to collaborating across borders. Europe’s more than 4000 universities, supported by initiatives like Erasmus+, make excellent candidates for such constructive collaborations with Indian institutions. More...

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EAIE New Knowledge Alert: November 2019

Screenshot-2018-5-3 EAIEThe repetition of holiday traditions is something many of us look forward to at this time of year. For me (international education geek that I am), this includes the annual November release of the Institute of Education’s (IIE) Open Doors report. The role of the US as a major global destination for internationally mobile students makes this yearly data snapshot significant to student mobility-watchers around the world. More...

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Opening doors across the Atlantic

Screenshot-2018-5-3 EAIEThe recent Open Doors report, published by IIE and funded by the US State Department, was released on November 18, 2019. It confirms much of what practitioners have been seeing anecdotally between the EU and US higher education systems: the rate of mobility is steady, due to the strong institutional partnerships and student exchange agreements between American and European institutions. More...

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COIL: what’s in an acronym?

Screenshot-2018-5-3 EAIEBearing this in mind, it seems logical that ‘virtual mobility’ or ‘virtual exchange’ activities should be designed in a way to reproduce this profound effect of ‘exposure’. The model of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) has been developed over the last 15 years to do just that, and to offer similar or better outcomes than physical mobility in terms of improved international and intercultural competences. Typically, the COIL model is applied to a course or part of a course within a larger degree programme (a ‘COIL module’). More...

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