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Friday, February 7, 2014

SCOTT HOLMES - researching a new job?

Scott Holmes was one of the senior staff from the University of Newcastle who vacated their positions in March 2013.  This exodus included three deputy vice-chancellors and four pro vice-chancellors.

Scott Holmes went on a year's "study leave".

According to the
"The Herald has reported many of the departures have coincided with an ambitious plan to have the university ranked among the top 2 per cent of the world's universities by 2015.

Vice-chancellor McMillen has rejected suggestions the changes in senior staff are related to the plan."

Scott Holmes has now reappeared as the new Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Development) at the University of Western Sydney.

Does that mean his research leave was given to him to research a new job?

He goes to the University of Western Sydney to join at least one other ex-Newcastle University academic,  Phillip O'Neill in geography.

1 comment:

  1. University budget slashed.


    First of all a pig doesn't change its spots. Dear SH is promising innovation and cutting edge research without actually mentioning any examples of what they are researching just like he did at UoN. I hope he gets everything he deserves.

    Secondly, one of the frumpy ladies at the top is promising the University will increase in stature. I hope they are watering their money tree/forest or at least researching diverse, innovative and unique collaborative ways to make money other than bullying it out of students.

    If they were smelly with cash imagine the smell with less resources. Pong!

    I think since their industry is juicing students for money it is going to get even more toxic at UoN. You've been warned.