Archive for 5 May 2010

Tom Garvin’s philistines are part of a wider problem

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 5 May 2010 by Steve

“It was inevitable that Tom Garvin’s piece, ‘Grey philistines taking over our universities’, in the Irish Times of Mayday would excite reaction among educators and academics. The cause of at least some of what distresses Tom is the phenomenon of managerialism …” (more)

[Colum McCaffery’s Weblog, 5 May]

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Clarification of review of teachers’ contracts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 5 May 2010 by Steve

“The Department of Education and Skills has issued a clarification of its proposed review of the teachers’ contract to the three teachers’ unions. It is hoped the move will encourage teachers to vote for the Croke Park pay and reform agreement …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 5 May]

Innovation Academy

Posted in research with tags , on 5 May 2010 by Steve

“The educational centrepiece of the Innovation Alliance generating a new breed of graduate The Innovation Academy is the educational centrepiece of the Innovation Alliance. The Academy is a collaborative joint venture in PhD education …” (more)

[Education Ireland, 5 May]

Increase PLC places and grant WIT University status

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 5 May 2010 by Steve

“As leaving certificate students across Kilkenny knuckle down in the final weeks ahead of their June exams, Fine Gael Senator, John Paul Phelan, says farm families will be under more pressure than ever this year to finance the growing cost of their children attending third level …” (more)

[Waterford Today, 5 May]

General Election 2010: 1,500 candidates vow to oppose tuition fee rises

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 5 May 2010 by Steve

“Almost 1,500 would-be MPs have promised to vote against any hike in tuition fees, the National Union of Students has announced. Publishing its final list of prospective parliamentary candidates who have signed their Vote for Students pledge, the NUS warned that undergraduates would no longer put up with ‘evasive answers’ from politicians on the future of university funding …” (more)

[Daily Telegraph, 5 May]

Universities under pressure to pay living wage

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 5 May 2010 by Steve

“London universities are under pressure from students and community groups to support a campaign to pay cleaners a ‘living wage’. Six universities in the capital now pay a living wage of £7.60 per hour …” (more)

[Sean Coughlan, BBC News, 5 May]

Students hit by lecturers’ strike

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 5 May 2010 by Steve

“College and university lecturers mounted picket lines today as they staged a one-day strike in protest at funding cuts. Thousands of students were affected by widespread disruption due to protests by members of the University and College Union (UCU) over ‘massive’ cuts which they say would lead to job losses …” (more)

[Alison Kershaw, Independent, 5 May]