Notices tagged with scu


  1. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Oh good grief. Because it's summer term our "lectures" were actually recorded two terms ago. So thankfully I didn't have to be in the virtual room when this young man asked for a pause in proceedings. "I've just got to go to the loo." #

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  2. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Why do all the distance lecturers at # sound like Kath and Kim? "Inny quistions so fah? Smoily faces ef et's OK for moie to continue."

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  3. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Had a bad university day today. It's just so unbelievably half-arsed at the bottom end of the semi-marketised higher ed system. #

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  4. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle Southern Cross University hasn't, have they? BASIC and the powerful development platform of Microsoft Office are still state of the art at #, last I heard.

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  5. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle It's a potemkin # All the staff are casuals, all the course material was produced by people long gone, or dead, or worse - still tenuously employed. Don't look behind the "student experience" curtain, there's nothing there. #

    about 7 months ago from web in context
  6. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Oh, good grief. # is the only student (so far) at her lecture. The new (privately-operated) # # may be worse than #

    about 8 months ago from web in context
  7. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Was going to have an early night, but after another bout of the # "student experience", I had to go to the off-license for some calm down juice. #

    about 9 months ago from web in context
  8. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Blimey. A new post on # says "I look forward to reading your contributions", from a member of # academic staff who died last year. The ultimate in contingent labour. #

    about 9 months ago from web in context
  9. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Actually, it's getting worse. 14 undergrad degrees running at # # campus this year. Most of them variants on business or teaching.

    about a year ago from web in context
  10. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "A university education, a basic science or arts degree. What is it for?" No idea. We don't have those at # We can do you a diploma in hotel management, though.

    about a year ago from web in context
  11. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle #'s pathway courses look brilliant. Actually they look better than a full degree from #

    about a year ago from web in context
  12. Matthew Davidson mjd

    First unbelievable # revelation of the summer session: # is now outsourcing tutoring to cubicle drones.

    about a year ago from web
  13. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Was thinking about emailing # to explain why I don't feel comfortable filling out student feedback surveys at the end of each term. Then decided I just didn't care enough to explain. Learning outcome! Apathy is the no. 1 graduate attribute! #

    about a year ago from web
  14. ruben h tregeagle

    @mjd Glad to see you have been listening to some good tunes. Beats the soundtrack of #, which resembles this:

    about a year ago from web in context
  15. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Keep getting harassed via email to provide "student feedback". I will not snitch on my colleagues in the academic community for the benefit of scam artists who run # universities. # #

    about a year ago from web
  16. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle I have to keep reminding myself that the alternative is the dole, "mutual obligation", and being "a lifter, not a leaner". It's "earn or learn", and ironically, I'm doing neither at #

    about a year ago from web in context
  17. ruben h tregeagle

    Preparing for a final exam. # has provided three leaflets for revision. The previous exam had a question which had been taken directly from Wikipedia. Stay classy #

    about a year ago from web in context
  18. Matthew Davidson mjd

    # at its finest: "internal classes have been cancelled […] As there are no internal classes there will be no recorded lectures for you to view so ignore sections of the Study Guide that refer to these things."

    Thursday, 18-Jun-15 13:01:51 AEST from web
  19. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Speaking of, on reviewing the intellectual substance of # and finding it wanting, am thinking of getting a job. If you know of a # employer in need of a bolshie, work-shy, drunk, middle aged eccentric, please point them in my direction.

    Thursday, 07-May-15 20:22:01 AEST from web in context
  20. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Croaked my way through a class presentation. Fortunately there were only two other students in the class. That's # at week 10 for you.

    Wednesday, 06-May-15 16:16:43 AEST from web in context

SCU is an acronym for Southern Cross University, a "new" (as opposed to "sandstone", among other appellations) university with a number of campuses on the east coast of Australia.

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