Where does the buck stop at the James Cook University?

Perhaps with the Vice Chancellor? Impressive CV?

In January 2019, Professor Harding was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2019 honours list for her distinguished service to education at the national and international level, and to the community of Queensland.

To clarify, the impressive thing about Sandra Harding’s cv is the number of committees she has been on without any evidence that she has anything to contribute to any of them. There is no sign of any substantial contribution to any serious field of endeavour. Her academic publications are a parody of modern scholarship. No doubt she has mastered the vocabulary of every progressive fad and fashion but the end result demonstrates how quotas for women undermine the quality of leadership. Let the Liberal Party be warned!

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19 Responses to Where does the buck stop at the James Cook University?

  1. Bruce Parr

    Not really a very impressive CV. She hasn’t actually made anything of value.

  2. .

    She’s gone troppo.

    LOL!

    https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/view/all/8C9A0D0EE7510F88A70E3991F0883973.html

    Harding, Sandra (2011) The tropical agenda. Journal of Tropical Psychology, 1 (1). pp. 2-5.

  3. Mon

    So why is Peter Ridd in the situation he is in with a person who has all the accolades from here there and everywhere. Maybe no common sense.

  4. Rafe Champion

    Affirmative action rules!
    Impressive (sarc).

  5. Tintarella di Luna

    Is it just me or is Professor Harding the doppleganger for Malcom/Catherine McGregor
    Rine

  6. Enyaw

    Manhater..Jealousy..just maybe , he knows more than she does..?

  7. Perfidious Albino

    The tell is on her JCU web bio page where she introduces herself as ‘equivalent to the CEO of a major corporate’…

  8. CameronH

    “Economic sociologist by training, her areas of enduring academic interest include work, organisation and markets and how they work”. You have to be kidding. Sounds like just another a made up Neo Marxist field of study. All of these BS fields are made up so that large numbers of Women can pretend they are smart enough to actually perform in real jobs.

  9. amortiser

    Yesterday, while Dr Ridd was in court, his son was graduating from JCU. It would have been interesting if Professor Harding had to present him with his degree after she had presided over this debacle.

  10. Entropy

    To be fair, she has been very good at networking and obtaining grant funding for JCU

  11. Exit Stage Right

    Wow, Look at all those post Nominals. I’m impressed!
    What does it all mean?
    She goes to lot’s of meetings.
    Leftie idealogy as far as the eye can see.
    I think ENYAW nailed it! Professional jealousy. Dr Ridd knows more than she does.

  12. Dr Fred Lenin

    The soviet politburo used to be full of nonenities like her , the top nen limed them. They made up the numbers and were no threat to the top men ,they usually died in comfort and obscurity. A true aparatchik .

  13. duncanm

    Where was HR in this debacle?

    He’s now hiding in Wales, of all places.

  14. Dr Fred Lenin

    Duncanm, who would ever find you if you hid in Wales ? Le Pays Galles is a perfect place to hide ,no one woul d ever think of looking there , love the French name for Wales ,le Pays Galles ,land of the Gaels related to Gaul the old pre Roman name for France as we know it .

  15. At the bottom of the JCU page at the link….

    Aboriginal flag
    We acknowledge Australian Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islander People as the first inhabitants of the nation, and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students live, learn and work.
    Torres Strait flag

    This is the sort of virtue signaling crap that will have this nation split up just like the former Yugoslavia.
    There was no nation here when Cook landed. Just a bunch of stone age people who could barely make it through the day.
    Thank God it was the British who decided to settle here and not the Spanish, Portugese, French, Germans, Belgians (double thank God it wasn’t the Belgians) or the Dutch.

    I don’t recognize their flag, I recognize reality. And the reality is, if any of those other bastards had decided to colonize the joint, the stone age people might have been TOTALLY WIPED OUT.
    They certainly wouldn’t have $50 billion given to them every year.
    Ungrateful pricks.

  16. Dr Faustus

    Sandra Harding is a board member of Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

    She must have been at least a tiny bit embarrassed by Professor Ridd pointing out that JCU’s reef research is utter crap.

  17. Overburdened

    It can be confirmed that the long march has a been a success in putting correct thinkers into positions of influence regardless of their achievements or lack of them.

    Professor Ridd is shining a light on the scuttling creatures order the sheet of tin he has lifted by his action.

    More strength to his arm I reckon.

    In the government area I intersect with, the majority of people in positions of influence know next to nothing about operational issues or how to do the core business, and surround themselves with people that have been cultivated by the school and higher educational system.

    I resigned from the machine many years ago following a routine staff appraisal where it was written that I had divergent views. There was no issue of lack of performance or workplace issues with colleagues.

    I saw it as a sinister way of identifying those that weren’t on the program of bullshit and orthodoxy over competence.

    Remarkably there is plenty of work for those of divergent views via contract in the government sector, because of the exodus of staff who do not want to be part of the erosion of quality, service, intellectual rigour and the loss of the culture of meritocracy in favour of nodding heads.

    The difference now is I work privately and occasionally in the government sector with no sense of concern that the ship may be sinking or not.

  18. Overburdened

    Let’s try under the sheet… ffs

  19. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Remarkably there is plenty of work for those of divergent views via contract in the government sector, because of the exodus of staff who do not want to be part of the erosion of quality, service, intellectual rigour and the loss of the culture of meritocracy in favour of nodding heads.mediocracy

    it is fixed

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