I am very sad to hear that the Learning Centre is being disestablished. I have
taught there casually for many years and I know that students are extremely
grateful for the support they receive there. The Learning Centre materials and
workshops, based on SFL, are extremely valuable and helpful. This is bad news
indeed. I have signed the petition and submitted feedback comments.
From: asflanet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <asflanet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Dorothy
Economou (Redacted sender "dorothy.economou" for DMARC)
Sent: Friday, 6 November 2020 12:41 PM
To: asflanet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; sys-func-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
Subject: [asflanet] Save the Learning Centres at the University of Sydney
Dear SFLers, colleagues and friends,
You may have already heard that Sydney University is proposing the
disestablishment of the Learning Centre and Maths Learning Centre, making every
member of staff (continuing and contract academic positions) in those Centres
redundant by the end of February 2021. You are probably aware of the strong
foundation of SFL scholarship upon which our resources and practice are based.
The new proposed structure for language, mathematics and learning support does
not include academic staff positions, neither research focussed or education
focussed. All provision of support and resources in this area is to be by peer
advisors, language teachers and professional staff.
Pleased sign our petition via these links to help us save the Learning Centres.
The petition has over 700 signatories. Pease share it around. You don't have to
be at Usyd to sign. When you register to sign, you can also say why you support
the petition - we welcome all statements.
or a shorter link
This link is to an Honi Soit article on the campaign to save Sydney
University’s Learning Centres:
Feedback comments to the Draft Change Proposal DCP can be submitted up to 4pm
today (Nov 6) at <mailto:cet-ae.feedback@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I know its late for this round of feedback but if you are at Sydney Uni, wish
to submit something but want to see the DCP, please email me for a copy.
P.S. Here’s a link is to a Facebook page with the petition
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