"At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows."
Started by Alberon, March 16, 2020, 10:17:12 PM
QuoteIs that for next year?
QuoteI have a feeling some managers think that hybrid is a long-term model that will allow them to take in fees without having to shell out for expensive lecture theatres and the like. I'm not aware of our management making similar noises (though big classes look unlikely to return to in-person any time soon). There seems to be a consensus, even among the upper echelons, that hybrid is not as good except, possibly, for those students who actively want it.
QuoteThe conversations I've been in have been more along the lines of "here's some good things that we didn't expect / have the gumption to do before that we'd like to keep doing if we can". Completely online submission of work and marking is one those - might seem odd to those used to essay-based courses, but in subjects like maths and physics this is nontrivial but we've worked out how to do it now. This year I had way more students handing in work than last. This may have been because they had nothing else to do, but I also wonder whether not having to drag your arse into the department to hand it in had something to do with it. Will be interesting to see if it holds up next year.
Quote from: greencalx on May 17, 2021, 09:11:30 PMRe the second point, best to confirm with the department that this is a formality. I expect it is. Universities are stuffed full of committees that do nothing other than rubber stamp decisions other people have already made and weirdly take several hours over it. It may be that the "faculty" needs to formally approve your entry qualifications or some such.
Quote from: dr beat on May 18, 2021, 11:27:21 AMI very much second this. Only thing to add Ferris is that you could perhaps enquire when you might expect to hear the decision. The relevant committee may not have met yet.Regarding teaching planning for next year, it seems that the messages coming from on high at our place currently changes from day to day. I'm trying to ignore it and just cross those bridges when we get there in October.
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on May 18, 2021, 11:42:27 AMCheers yeah I'm assuming it's a formality (but obviously no one on their side can admit it's a formality otherwise the con's been rumbled!) so I'll just hang on, appreciate the responses though. I emailed the department after greencalx suggested it, they reckon I'll have a "final" decision inside a week so that's gotta be a rubber stamp job. A quick search on reddit suggests the same for people who have already gone through the process, but it's not great for my anxiety. Why not just wait the extra few days and tell me when it's final?!
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on May 17, 2021, 09:40:17 PMInteresting to hear that there doesn't seem to be a consensus on in person stuff, I assumed all the big wigs and head boffins would have got together and agreed one way or the other.
QuoteThe academic promotion cycle takes nine months to complete.
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on May 18, 2021, 12:47:42 PMThe uni models themselves after Edinburgh (no idea why, think it was founded by a graduate or something) so I'm happy to blame them for all this.
Quote(Again - sorry to derail the thread.)
Quote from: A Hat Like That on May 18, 2021, 02:06:39 PMThat said, last years promotions were lolz. "In light of the uncertain times, they won't get the payrise for a year".
Quote from: A Hat Like That on May 18, 2021, 02:06:39 PMYes. And the last time I went through it, the results were decided 2 months in.That said, last years promotions were lolz. "In light of the uncertain times, they won't get the payrise for a year".
Quote from: greencalx on May 21, 2021, 10:12:55 AMOh dear, sorry to hear (infer from the edit) that things haven't improved where you are.
Quote from: greencalx on May 21, 2021, 02:03:28 PMWell done, but to be fair, we would generally hold off with congratulations until you've handed something in...
Quote from: Attila on May 21, 2021, 03:22:50 PMThat is, sadly, understatement of the year :)
Quote from: greencalx on July 04, 2021, 06:35:59 PMGreat for Unis - fees for masters are immense. Not sure it's a great move for the students, though, particularly if they're already drowning in debt.
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