Concerns over the Connected Curriculum from those Tasked with its Delivery in the Centre for Academic Language and Literacies

The UCU members of the Centre for Academic Language and Literacies (CALL) have written the following statement to register our concern over proposals for the Connected Curriculum, and over our role in administering and delivering it.  In our view, the most troubling aspect of  the Connected Curriculum is that it is envisaged as accounting for…

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Colleagues Warn Goldsmiths’ Proposed ‘Connected Curriculum’ Highly Disruptive to the Ecology of Programmes in Media, Communications & Cultural Studies

Colleagues in the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths have drawn together this response to the ‘Connected Curriculum’. With the Department of Sociology, whose response you can read here, colleagues and students of MCCS are deeply concerned about the grave implications of this proposal. This feedback has been gathered from staff occupying…

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Sociology respond to the imposition of a ‘Connected Curriculum’

The Senior Management Team (SMT) of Goldsmiths—comprised of 9 members of staff (3 interim; 1 permanent staff member about to leave)—is seeking to impose an unpopular ‘Connected Curriculum’ that is univserally derided by staff across departments. SMT continue to use forms of “consultation” that ask individuals and departments to provide “feedback” along extremely narrowly confined…

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What You Said: Comments to the Decision Makers

“The current plans for Goldsmiths could signal the end of democratic education in the U.K.” Christopher Connery, Chair, History of Consciousness Department, Professor, World Literature and Cultural Studies, UC Santa Cruz, USA “Another example where core teaching and administrative staff pay for bad management. We need change.” Professor Steve Edwards, Birkbeck, London, UK “Goldsmiths is a treasure…

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Open Letter to Professor Frances Corner, OBE, Warden of Goldsmiths, Council & Senior Management Team

​​We are academics, researchers and artists who have in various ways collaborated with members of the Goldsmiths community over the years or have been members of staff or students ourselves – or are simply acquainted with the College’s stellar reputation. Goldsmiths, University of London, is internationally renowned for its progressive and critical education, its commitment…

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Why JISC? JiscMail is the national academic mailing list service. JiscMail helps people working in education and research sectors to discuss, debate, collaborate and communicate with peers, experts and partners using mailing lists. Discussion lists enable free flowing discussion and debate between subscribers and are set up to allow subscribers to post new messages and…

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Collective Change Statement

The following was sent to the Senior Management Team (SMT), Council and Heads of Department on 24 July 2020: Over the last three months, departmental Change Rapporteurs (CRs) from different departments across College have facilitated open discussions amongst colleagues in order to produce a collective, constructive and positive response to the challenges faced by Goldsmiths,…

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