Charles Darwin University have been led by myopic over-educated commercially …

Comment on No Turnbull Christmas present for CDU by In the Know.

Charles Darwin University have been led by myopic over-educated commercially ignorant bureaucrats for a decade now, with a focus totally fixed on International students,ever willing to go on overseas jaunts whenever they can create the justification from thin air.
CDU is happy to employ or retain a plethora of $200,000 per year professors but continuously cull at the coalface the very professional people who deal with the public and local businesses.
These are the people who really keep the show going but because of rampant overindulgence at the top the Indians are pressed and threatened to succeed with less.
In the past management have had business entertainment with unlimited spending allowed. $2,000 evenings with the best $80 wines. Credit card approvals were a well known game to approve each other’s bills.
The notion that CDU, or in fact most Australian Universities, are focussed on the education and development of local school leavers and those seeking to better their opportunities is ludicrous. They only want the overcharged overseas students.
And finally, the TAFE system is being irreparably raped by being absorbed into the university structures, losing their independence and specialty focus. The notion that academic mumpties can interpret, lead and administer trade focussed training is absurd, and have spectacularly failed wherever attempted.
The University System including CDU are on a course of self destruction and implosion.

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