Aid for part-timers

March 7, 2003

Richard Blackwell's article highlighting the need for universities to address the training and isolation of part-time lecturers is timely ("Bring this supply in from the cold", THES , February 28).

We are piloting an online diagnostic tool that matches our part-timers' duties and previous experience with staff development workshops on offer. Lecturers and staff mentors seem to find it helpful.

Sujata Krishna
School of Engineering, Science and Design
Glasgow Caledonian University

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