NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Casual/Sessional Academics

The term ‘the precariat,’ coined by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) combines precarious and proletariat to refer to the large and growing section of Australia’s academic community who are employed on casual and short-term contracts.  TASA reports that 49% of all academic staff and 53% of all teaching and research