Deferred time

Image: Untitled (Clock), Stuart Ringholt, 2014 My colleagues Lilia Mantai, Vanessa Fredericks and I have a new paper published: Deferred time in the neoliberal university: experiences of doctoral candidates and early career academics. It appears in a special issue of Teaching in Higher Education on the timescapes of teaching, with several articles that I have … Continue reading Deferred time

Return to campus

I am back on campus two days per week, surprised at the way being here has lifted my spirits. I am in a new role (a return to academic development), in a new office (one building along), meeting some colleagues in person for the first time. My office plants have miraculously survived. Today I arrived … Continue reading Return to campus

Whose good university?

Last week I attended The Future of Academic Work: A deliberative conference at the University of Technology, Sydney. Its focus was a research project examining specific teaching-focussed, entry-level, continuing or fixed term (rather than sessional or casual) academic positions at Australian universities: The new Scholarly Teaching Fellow (STF) role was introduced into Australian universities in … Continue reading Whose good university?