What is the impact of not signing off TRAC, both personally and for the institution? More broadly, we hope that raising the issue of TRAC returns will help management to understand some of the limits of the current SWARM modelling and help to focus minds on the urgent need to tackle workload issues. Any feedback before 8th of June to our H&S workload rep would be especially appreciated!
University of EXploitation? Lisa Roberts, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter, say they WOULD NOT ask the negotiators to make a better offer
Please attend the Branch Meeting on 26th of May, so that we can take a branch position in advance of the national vote on the 2nd of June.
Open Letter to the Vice-Chancellor on the University’s position on the final offer from UCEA for the 2021-22 bargaining round
We are asking the University to come behind staff at Exeter and support a higher offer than the 1.5% being made via UCEA.
Workload: SWARM hours and Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC)
You should not feel pressured to sign off TRAC until and unless you are happy that the information is reasonably representative. Please contact us if you would like to share how you queried your personal TRAC for other EUCU members to consider theirs.
Covid-19 reporting for spring 2021: more answers being sought
Our responses as a Branch at the University of Exeter will allow UCU to both identify best practice within the sector and identify whether we need further support where the management response is poor.
Urgent letter requesting answers on new demands for face-to-face teaching
We are asking for urgent answers to the questions raised on the new demands for face-to-face teaching that are being asked from staff from Monday the 8th of March.
Increasing pressure for face-to-face teaching and on workloads: are we following the Covid rules?
Members should not offer f2f teaching unless they feel it is essential. From communications with the University, current guidance is that this should only be done when practical; included in practicality is staff and students' workload.