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Submission of UWAASA on the proposed structural change of the School of Social Sciences

We, The University of Western Australia Academic Staff Association, submit this response to the proposal to restructure the School of Social Sciences. We focus on two very important aspects: the process by which it appears to have been derived and key aspects of its substance as it pertains to the interests of academic staff. Process …

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This is no way to treat the Social Sciences – Newsletter July 2021

Dear members and colleagues, As you certainly already know, the proposal to restructure the School of Social Sciences was presented last week. Should it be approved in its current form, the restructure would have devastating implications for both the school and its staff, involving significant redundancies, the discontinuation or stifling of disciplines, and the thwarting …

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Nominations have now closed for the Philippa Maddern Award 2021

To celebrate Professor Philippa Maddern’s life and the legacy of her inspirational leadership, the UWA Academic Staff Association Philippa Maddern Award pays tribute to exceptional academics. The recipients of the Awards should be exemplars of UWA’s motto“Seek Wisdom”. Nominations have now  closed. The presentation ceremony is being held on Friday 13 August. Please read more …

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“The Importance of Governance at UWA” – March 2021 Newsletter by Dr Debra Judge, UWAASA V-P

Best wishes to all as we move into yet another year in unusual circumstances. I hope that you were able to get a bit of a break to do the things most important to you before our launch into this semester.  Please refer to the earlier post containing a presentation to UWAASA members by Ms …

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Presentation on Governance at UWA

Governance defined: the system by which an organisation is controlled and operates, and the mechanisms by which it, and its people, are held to account the framework of rules, relationships, systems and processes within and by which authority is exercised and controlled in corporations a set of relationships between a company’s management, its board, its shareholders and other …

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