29 Mar 2017

Lecturers say govt targets forcing them to pass students

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 29 March 2017

The tertiary education union which represents academics & university lecturers says its members are increasingly feeling pressure to pass incompetent students. A survey of just over 1000 of its members found 63 per cent felt they came under more heat in the past decade to pass a higher percentage of students. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Union president Dr Sandra Grey who puts the problem down to government targets and the spectre of losing funding.