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2008-08-30 18:00:32

LECTURERS at one of Merseyside's biggest colleges will balloted for strike action on Thursday if bosses refuse to budge over pay. More than half of the 285 lecturers at Bootle's Hugh Baird college could boycott lessons and walk out for a series of strikes as soon as October. The threat surrounds the college's failure to bring in a nationally agreed eight-tier pay scale recommended by the Association of Colleges. Union chiefs argue the structure brings lecturers' wages more in line...

2008-08-28 18:00:44

By BEN TURNER LECTURERS at one of Merseyside's biggest colleges are threatening to boycott lessons in a pay row. More than half of the 285 lecturers at Bootle's Hugh Baird college could walk out as soon as October if bosses do not bring in a nationally-agreed pay scale recommended by the Association of Colleges. Union chiefs argue the structure brings lecturer wages more in line with school teachers, and that the centre, which has 7,000 students, was getting a reputation as "a...

2008-08-26 06:00:49

Text of unattributed report headlined "Deputy science minister in an interview with Iran: Retirement of university lecturers is not political" published by Iranian newspaper Iran website on 24 August The actions of the Ministry of Science regarding the retirement of university lecturers is in no way political, and the retirees do not belong to a specific political current. In an interview with a reporter from Iran newspaper, the deputy science minister referred to the retirement of some...

2008-08-15 00:00:31

By Bharat Yagnik AHMEDABAD: Pupils are ready but the gurus are nowhere in sight. This is a problem that is haunting the 39 engineering and polytechnic institutes of the state. And, fire-fighting has begun. The state education department is busily conducting walk-in interviews for 494 vacant posts of lecturers. The interviews started on Monday and will continue till Thursday. The recruitment will, however, be on an adhoc basis - only for a 11-month period. And, the salaries being...

2008-08-01 12:00:59

Text of editorial by Farzaneh Rusta'i, headlined: "An elegy for the faculty of law" published by Iranian newspaper Etemad website on 27 July On one of the days of spring 1370 [1991-92], I was reviewing the notes I had taken in the previous session while waiting for the lecturer of Islamic political jurisprudence behind the green bench in one of the classes on the third floor of the Political Science and Law Faculty of Tehran University. The lecturer who later became the chancellor of the...

2008-07-29 06:00:42

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 28 July [Report by Nqolwani Nyathi: "Varsity Lecturers Threaten Strike Over Pay Grievances"] Lecturers at state universities, who have been on a go slow for the past three weeks, demanding salaries of US$1 200 for the least paid academic staff have threatened to down tools this week if their grievances are not met. The Zimbabwe State Universities Union of Academics (Zisua), which represents lecturers...

2008-07-28 00:00:33

By Rozana Sani IF you think that the teaching and learning process is confined to lecture halls and that the chalk-and-talk method still rules at local teaching institutes, then you are wrong. At Institut Perguruan Ilmu Khas (IPIK) in Kuala Lumpur, trainee teachers not only are aware of Web 2.0 applications, but also use them in both formal and informal learning environments. For students training under lecturer Dr Norherani Moning, the Net is a platform for discussions to exchange and...

2008-06-26 15:02:58

By MULROONEY, Paul SEVEN administrative staff from Victoria University's College of Education have lost their jobs, and up to 22 academic staff could also be out of work. Dean of education Professor Dugald Scott confirmed the administrative job cuts -- part of an overhaul in which 20 existing positions have been phased out and only 13 new general positions created. All general staff within the college were invited to apply for the new positions, he said yesterday, as the university...

2008-06-18 09:01:01

By Richard Garner Education Editor An urgent investigation should be carried out into the system for monitoring degree standards in the wake of The Independent's revelations that lecturers were being forced to turn a blind eye to cheating, the Conservatives' universities spokesman said yesterday. David Willetts was speaking as lecturers and former students voiced widespread support for the claims made by Professor Geoffrey Alderman, the former head of standards at the University of...

2008-03-11 06:00:42

By Clark, Jennifer Abstract. This author discusses the relationship between the use of presentation software and the maintenance of student interest in university lectures. The evidence of surveyed university students suggests that PowerPoint, used as a presentation tool in university lectures, is pedagogically effective only while it provides variety and stimulates interest in the learning environment. That stimulation can be increased if Power Point is used to bridge the direct and...


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