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RMIT what's going on? : Comments

By Malcolm King, published 27/4/2012

The Pollyannaistas are gathering for promotion at RMIT.

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The scandal I remember best from RMIT was this one from 2003 (so this is an institution that has been in decline for some time!):

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/02/27/1046064164879.html

"RMIT to scrap $47m software system
February 28 2003
By Misha Ketchell
Higher Education Reporter

"Senior managers at RMIT University botched virtually every aspect of the implementation of a $47 million software system that collapsed last year, an Auditor-General's report has found. The system will have to be scrapped.

"The scathing report, ordered by Education Minister Lynne Kosky last year, found RMIT did not manage the project appropriately, had a poor implementation plan, little senior management involvement, poor corporate governance and a lack of accurate documentation.

"The malfunctioning system corrupted financial records and led to delays in issuing student cards and billing of international students.

"Auditor-General Wayne Cameron also said that international student enrolments at RMIT dropped by between 6 and 18 per cent last year as a result of the debacle.

Mr Cameron warned that financial aftershocks might continue....."
Posted by michael_in_adelaide, Friday, 27 April 2012 10:10:39 AM
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RMIT-what IS going on.
The new edict from those above is sensational in its senselesness!
Staff now have the added concern of having to monitor emotional aspects of their life, aspects which will be observed and RATED, therefore causing staff to have an obviously more stressed, anxious and unnatural emotional life.
We should actually contact Guiness with a world first...a Chancellery of first class idiots!
Posted by carol83, Friday, 27 April 2012 10:54:34 AM
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...RMIT, and the "curse" of autonomy! From these depressing articles on life at RMIT, it becomes obvious of an existence of a RMIT version of Hitlers "Mein-Kamph": I wonder what the next chapter brings?
Posted by diver dan, Friday, 27 April 2012 11:38:03 AM
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