British University Wants Faculty Members in Offices

July 6, 2009

Britain's Liverpool Hope University has infuriated faculty members by saying that it expects their work days to be spent on campus and not -- as many faculty members doing writing or grading do -- working from home. The Times Higher reported that a new policy says that working from home should be the "exception to the norm and can be authorized only by a dean in each instance." When faculty members have authorization to work from home, they are instructed to kee a "careful note of activity engaged in during such absences that, if required, they are able to discuss with an authorized line manager."

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