Nine to five

Ireland“When the an academic’s working day begin and end? Well, according to Liverpool Hope University in England, office hours begin at 9 am and end at 5 pm. Actually, strictly speaking that’s not correct; rather, the university told its staff earlier this summer that they are expected to be on the campus for 35 hours per week, and a spokesman for the institution did say that this need not necessarily be 9 to 5. However, the university pointed out in a statement that it was a ‘real’ university community and not a ‘virtual’ one, and that students were entitled to get support from its staff …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 17 September]

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