The Responsibilities of Academics

Do you have people working for you? How do you conceive of the relationship? Are they junior colleagues for whom you provide steering in an otherwise basically collective project? Or are they subordinates for whom you provide direction and oversight as a line manager? How aware are you of their pay and conditions? How aware are you of the rights and responsibilities defined in their contract of employment? Do you see these issues as relevant to your working relationship? Recent events at Warwick have left me curious about how academic staff would respond to these questions and how, if at all, this varies between departments.

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