Report: HSS Faculty Meeting on Workload Planning, 15 May 2017

This is a report from Maïa Pal, who attended the HSS Faculty Meeting on Workload Planning of May 15, 2017 following a consultation with HSS UCU members.

HSS Faculty Meeting on Workload Planning | May 15, 2017

Many thanks to all those who responded to my call for comments ahead of the faculty WLP meeting last 15 May. I was able to input most of your comments and more general comments from the UCU WLP survey into a google doc sent round by the chair of the meeting, Michelle Montgomery, and the meeting then discussed these comments. 
It was very useful to be there and we even achieved some positive responses to our comments (assessment flexibility, prep flexibility, more hours for modules with ALs, flexibility with admin and recruitment hours). We also received promises of feeding back to the broader university WLP group issues that went beyond the prerogative of the faculty (e.g. revision of PCTHE inclusion to research hours). 
I apologise for some of the bigger issues some of you emailed me about that did not get covered, but these will be taken to the next meeting. Please get in touch if you want further clarification on a specific issue.
If you would like to consult the report of the UCU survey, please follow this link: 


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