A brilliant analysis of Warwick’s new ‘internal outsourcing’ initiative for casual academic labour, TeachHigher.
Initially published here.
Last week I received an email from a departmental secretary about TeachHigher. The department I am based in – Sociology – has been enrolled in the TeachHigher pilot scheme for several months now, but this is the first time that PhD students have been officially informed of this.
I strongly suspect that this email (identical to emails also sent to PhD students in the Politics & International Studies and Philosophy departments) was written to counter some of the negativepublicityreceived by TeachHigher over the past couple of weeks. It repeats a number of claims also made on social media and in press statements by University management and their representatives.
It’s a horrible feeling to have, but I honestly believe that our institution is being deeply dishonest with us.
In this post, I outline why this is the case, with reference to claims both made in…
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