The Federation University Branch of the NTEU welcomes today’s announcement from FedUni regarding the revitalisation of the Bachelor of Arts course.
This is a positive first step toward creating a distinctive Bachelor of Arts which will stand out in the market and serve the needs of students and regional communities into the future.
Quotes attributable to Dr Mathew Abbott, NTEU Branch President at FedUni and Senior Lecturer in Humanities in FedUni’s the BA course:
“NTEU will always stand up for staff, students, and the communities our universities serve and this outcome shows what we can achieve when union members work together to make our voices heard,” said Dr Abbott, NTEU Branch President and Senior Lecturer in Humanities at FedUni. “We strongly welcome today’s announcement.”
"The NTEU is looking forward to continuing to work collaboratively with FedUni on this exciting new BA, and ensuring the voices of the real experts – staff and students – continue to be heard as further new majors are developed.
"As this outcome demonstrates, we get the best results for the entire community by working together.
"The many union members who teach FedUni’s BA are looking forward to working alongside the university as it markets the new course and supports it to thrive in future.
“As a long time BA teacher myself, it is wonderful to see the university stepping up and committing to our program, by appointing new staff and creating new majors. We are looking forward to seeing how the new course develops and to welcoming many new students into it next year and in the years to come,” Dr Abbott said.
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