Schlagwort: Arbeit


[...] person who has not done one-half his day’s work by ten o’clock [...]

Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights

The care to rant.

Wie houdt van de universiteit, wil helpen haar te maken wat ze kan zijn: een vrije, saamhorige, democratische kennisgemeenschap die bijdraagt aan een betere wereld. Dat ideaal is in de huidige academie vaak ver weg, vanwege hoge werkdruk, tijdelijke contracten, ongelijke behandeling, onnodige hiërarchie en incapabele leidinggevenden. Wie daarop wijst, doet dat omdat ze zoveel houdt van wat de universiteit kán zijn, dat ze de moed heeft voor verandering te vechten.

Hieke Huistra: Kritiek is liefde, dat begrijpt niet elke bestuurder (


At home I do not have Internet. So I can work.

a wise friend


Dr. Täuber was punished for exerting her academic freedom. The same court that allowed the UG to fire her also made it clear that it was the university’s negative reaction to an essay about her experiences of gender discrimination at the university that “seriously disturbed” their work relationship. Alarming details have also been made public about how the university pressured Dr. Täuber to censor future publications, in order to retain her position.


Reinstate Dr. Täuber, reform complaint procedures, and establish binding protections for academic freedom.

Open letter by employees and students of the University of Groningen (UG), joined by concerned observers and colleagues at institutions around the world: Reinstate Susanne Täuber, protect social safety and academic freedom at the RUG

Fellow or Follow.

All things considered, should we get rid of equal opportunity programs? Certainly not. But I think we should forsake the collective delusion that having an equal opportunity program is equivalent to being an equal opportunity employer. The discrepancy between public commitment and actual progress seems to stem largely from the conviction that, if put on paper, diversity will magically result in inclusiveness.


Ambiguous evaluation criteria and the sole dependency on one person for decision making about promotions should be banned.


We do not allow academics to give lectures without having acquired the necessary knowledge and skills – why do we allow academics to manage a diverse workforce without having acquired the necessary knowledge and skills?


Given the potential backlash, I did not take the decision to expose myself through this essay lightly.

Susanne Täuber: Undoing Gender in Academia: Personal Reflections on Equal Opportunity Schemes. In: Journal of Management Studies 2020.
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