The following extract is from an opinion piece by Professor William M Taylor of the UWA School of Design and member of the Academic Staff Association Committee. It is in response to proposed Guidelines for the Oral Defence of a Doctoral Thesis and the full response may be read …[Read More...] about The prospect of mandatory oral PhD examinations much be considered carefully
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The restructure of the academic calendar was debated at the June 21 meeting of the Academic Board, and the motion was passed. However, while the motion was passed, there was a general feeling among members of the board that it was passed without sufficient discussion, without a …[Read More...] about Restructure of the Academic Calendar – a member’s account of Academic Board 21 June 2017
MORE ADDED (also read the COMMENTS) - UWAASA recently asked its members to let us know about the untoward (perhaps unexpected) effects of the centralisation procedures of Renewal. Some responses have been summarised here and the Committee will forward them on to the Executive …[Read More...] about How has your academic life been affected by centralisation “post Renewal”?
Last month, the Academic Staff Association held a forum “What Qualities are Important in our next Vice-Chancellor?”. The lively, engaged discussion reflected a variety of views from staff across different faculties. Those present included five members of Senate. This …[Read More...] about A summary of the forum “What Qualities are Important in our next Vice-Chancellor?”