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10th survey of VCs is worth a read, esp. in relation to #USSbriefs66 #GoodwillHunting paconsulting.com/insights/2019/…
"all the VCs we interviewed expressed regret at the erosion of relationships across the system – w government, students, staff, the media & even other HE institutions" 1/
The fraying of relations, and 'antagonistic' relationships between SMTs & university staff is made very clear – and is linked to #USS pension dispute, casualization, ideological differences 2/ screen shot from doc linked to in tweet 1 of this thread
Some of the sector's leadership, the report notes, was loath to think through what the consequences of building the UK HE market would be ...

... sleepwalking ...

... and 'seduced' by the short-term promise of higher teaching income 3/
The costs of that sleepwalking, that seduction are profound – as many university staff will attest.

Andrew McGettigan @amcgettigan raised the alarm in 2013 – wondering about 'the competency of VCs & their ability to understand the government's plans' plutobooks.com/9780745332932/… 4/ screen shot of p. 6 of book linked to in tweet
The report ends with the forlorn acknowledgement that: 'The challenge of persuading disenchanted academic staff to share in the journey [of the post-boom market] is a persistent & mostly unresolved issue'.

#GoodwillHunting #USStoo
5/5 screen shot of p. 18 of PA Consulting report
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