Academic staff will face another round of brutal redundancies at Victoria’s only regional university.
Academic schools will be replaced with ‘Interdisciplinary Employment and Start-Up Centres’.
The case comes after the University used misleading data to justify wide-ranging course cuts and redundancies.
The latest cuts come on top of almost 400 job losses at Deakin last year.
Courses may be rationalised and academic staff will face a review “relative to revenue generation” under the new proposal.
Up to 15% of La Trobe’s pre-COVID permanent workforce will be cut.
17 out of 20 academics in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences will be made redundant.
The ten universities’ total spending on redundancies surpassed the $286.6 million decline in revenue from international students last year.
University management told staff they have no strategic planning nor minimum staffing level for the libraries.
Draft Change Proposal deals another blow to the University’s flailing support services