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Our uni teachers were already among the world’s most stressed. COVID and student feedback have just made things worse

Workplace stress among academics has long been higher in Australia and New Zealand than overseas, and research suggests the flow-on impacts on students could fuel a vicious cycle of negative feedback.
The shift online demonstrated the convenience of distance learning and has convinced some learners, including workers and unemployed people, to study. (Pexels/rfstudio)

How the COVID-19 pandemic may have changed university teaching and testing for good

The forced transition to online university learning will mean teaching practices will be permanently changed.
More people are learning what they want, wherever they want. Wes Mountain, The Conversation

The three things universities must do to survive disruption

Technology has disrupted the way universities offer courses, the types of skills we will need, and the duration for which we will need them. Here are three things universities must do to survive.
Casual academics provide flexibility for universities at a time when student numbers are uncertain. from shutterstock.com

Casual academics aren’t going anywhere, so what can universities do to ensure learning isn’t affected?

The higher education sector may be the the third largest employer of casual staff in Australia. More cuts to universities mean the use of casual academics could increase further.

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