WAMS: Managing Fair and Transparent Workload Allocation

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Widespread negative reporting  in 2023 of wage and Enterprise Bargaining (EBA) implementation disputes highlighted the imperative for Australian universities to standardise their processes and control of staff work allocation. Beyond the evident transparency and efficiency benefits, robust, verifiable record-keeping has become a mission-critical shield against potential litigation and reputational damage. In an era where legal […]

WAMS: The most comprehensive system for managing academic workloads

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Managing academic workload allocations can be a complex and time-consuming task for universities. With each school or department often using their own methods and models, it can be difficult to keep track of everything and ensure consistency and fair and efficient work allocations. However, a new solution has emerged to address these challenges. The Workload […]

Your new academic workload management system

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Our WAMS Academic workload management system, built by The University of Southern Queensland’s computing department, in response to their growing need for a centralised workload management tool, is now expanding across universities in Australia. And we know why! Traditionally workload management has been a segregated process managed by internally built excel sheets or access databases. […]

Academic Workload Management & Faculty Performance

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Why do you need an effective workload management strategy? It’s no secret that setting up effective workload management is not a simple task. But when it comes to implementing a management solution within a university, that said task becomes even more complicated. The big deal with universities is that they are institutions that gather many […]

Managing Academic Workload Without Excel


A well defined Academic Workload Allocation Model (AWAM) seems for most universities to be the driving force behind fostering a healthy, collegial work environment. However for the vast majority of academic organisations the process of refining their AWAM is complex, time consuming and costly. Traditionally, cumbersome Excel spreadsheets have been the go-to tool for organisations […]