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How's the ESP Unit at UGRU / UAEU?

 
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Joined: 05 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:33 pm    Post subject: How's the ESP Unit at UGRU / UAEU? Reply with quote

A lot of Very Happy ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Spot,
Didn't quite understand your message - but didn't the ESP Unit get collapsed last year and integrated into the overall scheme of things at UGRU - like er become Level 4?
Hearing weird things about the manager and his style, and about some kind of a witch-hunt on ESP teachers and people getting reported for silly inconsequential trivia.
Anyone else heard anything?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 11:41 am    Post subject: the new and improved ESP work environment Reply with quote

Unfortunately, ESP has become a place where teachers are likely to find:

--their input to be unwelcomed / unappreciated,

--their simple requests or clarifications to be answered by truly ugly and insulting responses,

--their teaching schedules to suddenly change up to 100% after a semester has started.


ESP teachers can expect to receive on a regular basis:

--endless multi-forwarded emails and revision emails correcting mistakes from previous emails (part of the "better communication" campaign),

--mistaken information (usually involving times, dates and places) that is emailed or posted, but not corrected,

--warning memos, without any feedback or discussion, for failing to follow policies and procedures they're not even aware of and have no hard-copy access to,

--constant confusion at trying to figure out which "latest version" or "as usual" practice to follow (failure to do so, of course, results in a warning memo).


The ESP Unit used to be a place where teachers got positive, respectful feedback from the management team and could discuss any issue without fear of reprisal. Now morale is at an all-time low with teachers leaving, trying to leave or already planning to leave. You know something is funny at work when teachers make a conscientious effort to avoid passing certain offices and meeting particular individuals.
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