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Immediate transition to online learning left RMIT staff working 80 hour weeks (audio)

RMIT’s decision to not suspend teaching for a week before moving classes online in March left some teachers working 80 hour weeks. Most Victorian universities paused teaching for a week to allow more time for their staff to transition coursework online.

An RMIT spokesperson said the university “acknowledges this continues to be a challenging and uncertain time” and they “remain unconditionally focused on health, safety and wellbeing”.

“We continue to encourage any students or staff members who require support during this difficult time to reach out to the many services that we have available.”

RMIT staff can access support via their manager, their relevant VCE member or the RMIT employee assistance program (EAP).

April Austen spoke to two lecturers and tutors at RMIT, Associate Professor Cathy Greenfield and Kaye Quek, about their experience in episode one of TSG: The Podcast.


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