CASA weekly news: 11/14

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Welcome to CASA’s weekly news, and hello to new subscribers.

The big news

In Australia, the Federal budget has landed.

The reforms to higher education are very wide, and there’s a comprehensive NTEU fact sheet here. There’s good coverage all over the place: here’s Gavin Moodie on the great Australian free for all in the UK wonkhe blog; Simon Marginson in The Conversation on whether the budget makes us a clever country; RMIT Vice Chancellor Margaret Gardner on the creation of a quasi-market in higher education; and Emmeline Bexley on fee deregulation. Universities Australia response is here. The Scan has an excellent round-up of sector responses here.

Nothing happens overnight, but this is a good time for anyone thinking of enrolling in a PhD and/or working casually in Australia’s universities to take a realistic look at employment prospects in a more stratified higher education sector

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The National Mobilization for Equity is a coalition of organizations committed to alleviating the present staffing crisis in higher education: three-quarters of the teaching jobs in American colleges are held by underpaid, precarious and poorly-supported contingent faculty. Our long-term goal is to end contingency as the norm. The current untenable situation not only adversely affects all faculty members, both contingent and tenure-track, it also negatively impacts our profession, our students and the quality of their education.

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