Most of the university teachers I know would like to get out of the profession if they could. We don't mind hard work, and we don't mind being monitored. What we find intolerable is that at a time when we are all being asked to work harder because of leaner funding, a great proportion of our effort is being squandered in bureaucratic trivialities, whose only apparent purpose is to further the importance of the bureaucrats.
This has played a large part in turning a job that used to be about flair and initiative into an impossible drudgery. Is this the atmosphere in which we want tomorrow's leaders to be educated?Reuse content