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UC’s sacred cow stable gets Jake White

By johnboy 21 February 2013 11

Having run out of ways to use ActewAGL to shovel your money at people beloved of the ACT Government, the University of Canberra has of late been offering jobs to all sorts of high profile people.

The Brumbies have the word that the latest is coach Jake White:

Jake White has been recognised as an Adjunct Professor by the University of Canberra, with the Brumbies Principal Partner keen to use his expert rugby knowledge for the betterment of their institution.

Having started his career as a teacher and guided countless young players in their professional lives since as a coach, White makes a good fit for UC as they look to make a big impact on the Australian sporting scene.

White’s involvement will boost UC’s ability to provide up-to-date information on professional sports around the world. His contribution to the Faculty will include offering his services as a visiting lecturer, course/unit development of sport coaching and leadership/management units, technical expertise with regard to sport hub design and operations, networking within the Rugby community, and the recruitment of international students for UC.

It’s a curious way to run a polity, but if it keeps Jake happy here in Canberra some good comes of it!


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NoAddedMSG 8:19 am 23 Feb 13

UC, like a few other universities in Australia, uses the American titles system for academic staff postions…. which means a lot of people with “Professor” in their title in some way. Adjunct Professor means he’s in at one of the lower academic staff levels.

And just to preempt certain commentary, there are also Group of 8 universities who use the American titles system.

DrKoresh 11:20 pm 22 Feb 13

Robertson said :

Rugby boofhead = Professor in UC-land, eh?

Doesn’t look like we’re moving towards correcting our international reputation anytime soon, does it?

Who cares? We’re Ostraya! If the rest of the world thinks we’re a bunch of drunken idiots we can just tell them to get f**ked and then piss off down to the pub.

Seriously though, I’m more concerned about not being seen as a racist nation rather than a stupid one, at least as an individual I can dispel (or confirm) the idiot misconception. Being assumed to be a White Australia nut-bag is much more irksome IMO.

c_c™ 8:38 pm 22 Feb 13

Robertson said :

Rugby boofhead = Professor in UC-land, eh?

Doesn’t look like we’re moving towards correcting our international reputation anytime soon, does it?

I thought he used to be a teacher

LSWCHP 8:13 pm 22 Feb 13

I’ve tutored and lectured at UC, and I’ve also been involved in course design and course accreditation through my professional body. It’s much better than a lot of people on RA make out .

On the other hand, an adjunct-professorship for a rugby coach seems to be taking things a bit far. At least he’s not a rugby league coach.

Robertson 4:27 pm 22 Feb 13

Rugby boofhead = Professor in UC-land, eh?

Doesn’t look like we’re moving towards correcting our international reputation anytime soon, does it?

nsn 4:02 pm 22 Feb 13

For those of us not in the know (or just confused), what is the reference to the University of Canberra “running out of ways to use ActewAGL to shovel your money at people beloved of the ACT Government”?

Anyway, this whole UC/Brumbies arrangement always seemed strange, and this just makes it seem even stranger. You’ve got to wonder if this was written in to the sponsorship deal between UC and the Brumbies: “1. Naming rights. 2. Logo on front of jersey. 3. Adjunct Professorship for Coach”.

DrKoresh 3:56 pm 22 Feb 13

Were you once an ANUS(tudent), JB? You seem to like picking on the UC is all. Not that I’m saying it’s undeserved, it’s just an observation.

WilliamZ 3:33 pm 22 Feb 13

Nice analysis, Johnboy, if somewhat cryptically written. Why stop with Jake White? Why not let everyone be a professor at UC, including the students for a price (paid for by the university). Hopefully, Professor Parker’s successor will have a large broom to sweep up all the messes!

dpm 8:05 pm 21 Feb 13

That’s better! 🙂
Though, now I’m wondering how ACTEW money from the ACT govt is related to UC ‘hirings’..! Anyway, as you said, Jake is doing great for da Brumbies!

RedDogInCan 7:25 pm 21 Feb 13

dpm said :

Is it just me, or is your first sentence here a bit of a struggle to comprehend JB??

JB’s just run out of commas. Here, you can borrow some of mine

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dpm 6:53 pm 21 Feb 13

Is it just me, or is your first sentence here a bit of a struggle to comprehend JB??

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