ILT will live on 3

February 7, 2003

If education secretary Charles Clarke and vice-chancellors are serious about enhancing learning and teaching, they need to reform restrictive personnel policies regarding academic-related staff.

Administrators will play a key role in the academic teams charged with delivering reforms. Computing and library staff will be essential to their implementation. However, promotion to senior-lecturer-equivalent grades is often on the basis of management position rather than professional contribution to academic teams.

The ILTHE failed to identify our contribution to enhancing teaching and learning. Any new academy should, in offering full membership, make clear our team role in delivering change.

Peter Rees Jones
Chair, National Administrative Staff Committee
Association of University Teachers

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns