TeachHigher, wages lower? Beware the outsourcers’ razor

Posted in Governance and administration on April 23rd, 2015 by steve

UK“Benjamin Poore calls on universities to reject plans likely to make hourly paid lecturers’ lot poorer and more precarious …” (more)

[Times Higher Education, 23 April]

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The Future of Third Level Education in Ireland – 1. Outsourcing

Posted in Governance and administration on April 15th, 2014 by steve

“When governments run unsustainable budget deficits they can raise taxes or cut spending or do a combination of both. Which approach is best at any given time is one of the problems that seems to constantly occupy and divide the minds of economists …” (more)

[educationandstuff, 15 April]

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The two horsemen of the higher education ‘apocalypse’

Posted in Governance and administration on November 4th, 2013 by steve

Australia“… The outsourcing of services by higher education institutions has been going on for a long time but has accelerated over the last few years. Institutions may now have third parties providing services for staff employment, student accommodation, knowledge management, email, web applications …” (more)

[Mark Smithers, 4 November]


Outsourcing services allows academics to concentrate on what they do best

Posted in Governance and administration on August 20th, 2012 by steve

“The vice-chancellor of London Metropolitan University should be applauded for the classic business move of getting the university to concentrate on its core activity …” (more)

[Carl Lygo, Guardian, 20 August]

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Programme Outsourcing: Conversation Notes

Posted in Teaching on December 27th, 2010 by steve

“Sections of Indian private higher education may be moving in the direction where a ‘platform provider’ offering physical infrastructure hires a ‘content provider’ offering content and enrolments. Any precedents? …” (more)

[Higher Education Management Group, 26 December]

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