Archive for August, 2010

Academic tenure and university statutes

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 31 August 2010 by Steve

“The Statutes of a university constitute its basic law. For example, when the Charter of Elizabeth, dated 3 March 1592, founded Trinity College Dublin as the mother of a University, it afforded the College the power to adopt and amend Statutes to regulate its internal affairs …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 3 August]

Functions of an Undergraduate Module

Posted in teaching with tags on 31 August 2010 by Steve

“Given the time of year and given that one of my functions here in UCD is to provide the undergrad behavioural economics curriculum forgive me another random post on what we are actually supposed to do in the undergrad domain. Below is the result of scribbling on a piece of paper in an attempt to get motivated for this year’s endeavours …” (more)

[Liam Delaney, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 31 August]

Tyndall CEO welcomes Forfás report on Nanotechnology

Posted in research with tags , , , on 31 August 2010 by Steve

“Professor Roger Whatmore, CEO of Tyndall National Institute, UCC today welcomed the Forfás report on Ireland’s Nanotechnology Commercialisation Framework 2010-2014 …” (more)

[UCC Media and Communications, 31 August]

Courses unfilled during record CAO year

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 31 August 2010 by Steve

“Despite a record year for applications to the CAO, courses at many of the country’s third level institutions remained unfilled, according to reports …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 31 August]

Primary Digressions

Posted in teaching with tags , on 31 August 2010 by Steve

“… Primary and Secondary education is not something I know a lot about, but I should. It’s the big machine on which tertiary education sits, mining and refining brains and souls to be fed into the Tertiary system and there recast, by some magic, as functioning adults. The systems move in lockstep, with much of secondary education twisted to get people through the entry requirements to University …” (more)

[Robert Cosgrave, Tertiary21, 31 August]

Nothing less than university status for WIT acceptable

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 31 August 2010 by Steve

“The Government has been put on notice that nothing less than full university status for WIT will be acceptable in the report pending from the National Strategy Group for Higher Education …” (more)

[Marion O’Mara, Waterford News and Star, 31 August]

Leaving Cert student earns almost €3,000 from selling notes

Posted in Life with tags on 31 August 2010 by Steve

“An enterprising Leaving Certificate student has earned almost €3,000 from selling his study notes online …” (more)

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