Uneven development: the disjointed growth of university staffing since Dawkins
journal contributionposted on 04.05.2017 by Dobson, Ian R.
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The Australian university sector has grown rapidly over the past two decades but the acceleration in numbers of students has far exceeded that of staff. Moreover numbers of staff in administration and support roles have grown more sharply that those of teaching staff. The key reason for the disproportionate growth in administrators is the way in which federal governments of both persuasions have introduced polices that require more and detailed accountability from universities. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s