Notices tagged with scu


  1. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Wow, all 3 # campuses (#, Lismore, Gold Coast) are closed due to flooding, actual or potential. We do love building on reclaimed swamp in #

    about 2 months ago from web
  2. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle Afraid It's neither a recording of a real lecture, nor a lossy laggy VoIP lecture; it's a recording of a lossy laggy VoIP lecture from last year. Pedagogical best practice at # Never mind the lecture, the students will have dropped out of their courses by now.

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  3. 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 6 months ago from web in context
  4. 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 6 months ago from web in context
  5. 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 9 months ago from web in context
  6. 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 9 months ago from web in context
  7. 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 a year ago from web in context
  8. Matthew Davidson mjd

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

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

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

    Tuesday, 01-Dec-15 18:32:33 AEDT from web in context
  12. 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.

    Tuesday, 01-Dec-15 18:22:57 AEDT from web in context
  13. Matthew Davidson mjd

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

    Monday, 02-Nov-15 15:20:51 AEDT from web in context
  14. Matthew Davidson mjd

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

    Monday, 12-Oct-15 12:11:28 AEDT from web
  15. 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! #

    Friday, 02-Oct-15 22:04:14 AEST from web
  16. ruben h tregeagle

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

    Tuesday, 22-Sep-15 19:31:17 AEST from web in context
  17. 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. # #

    Thursday, 17-Sep-15 18:28:24 AEST from web
  18. 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 #

    Sunday, 13-Sep-15 22:38:18 AEST from web in context
  19. 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 #

    Sunday, 13-Sep-15 17:54:53 AEST from web in context
  20. 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

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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