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The Plashing Vole: y traethodydd: Mark My Work?
"I still like and respect the vast majority of my students, and feel sorry for those enunciating the feelings expressed via #markmywork. But they make it difficult. To them I say this: you know we're not lazy. You see the effort we put in during lectures and tutorials, online and in person. My students see the energy and enthusiasm with which I teach. They know I'm always available. They don't see the multiple committees I sit on, the admin I do, the long hours I put in (I'm frequently here for 13 hours), the research I produce and the myriad other things we all do essentially for free. I say to the students promoting #markmywork that they, and my colleagues are the university: not the management that sees us as costs and you as customers, as figures on a spreadsheet. We support you, day in, day out. Try reciprocating, just for once. Phone your Vice-Chancellor. Complain through your SU. Come out and support us."
UCU  education  higherEducation  universities  tradeUnions  pay  activism  boycott  teaching  marking  students  socialMedia  markMyWork  consumerism  entitlement  solidarity 
april 2014 by petej
Why university staff are not striking – open thread | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional
Sigh. Really, Guardian, WTF?

"while I am sometimes frustrated by a lack of progression and opportunity for support roles, I equally feel like I have a really good deal at [my] university."
education  higherEducation  universities  UCU  Unite  Unison  EIS  strike  pay  wages  conditions  Guardian  WTF 
december 2013 by petej

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