Archive for September, 2010

Protest the Presence of Former US President Bill Clinton on UCD Campus

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 30 September 2010 by Steve

“We’ve just learned that Bill Clinton is due to speak at an invitation-only function in the UCD Clinton Institute this Thursday evening. This is a man who is responsible for the deaths of many in his furthering of a US imperialist agenda while in office. His presidency saw attacks on Afghanistan and Sudan …” (more)

[Edufactory Ireland, 30 September]

Clinton to address UCD students tonight

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 30 September 2010 by Steve

“Former US president Bill Clinton is to give a special address to students at University College Dublin tonight. Mr Clinton, on a two day trip to Ireland, will also visit the Clinton Institute for American Studies, opened in 2003, and take part in a dedication ceremony …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 30 September]

Wrong Clinton

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 30 September 2010 by Steve

“RT @the_irish_times: Clinton to address UCD students http://bit.ly/bZTcy5 //I’d have been jealous if this was Hillary. But it’s Bill. Meh.” (tweet)

[Sinead McE, Twitter, 30 September]

Face of higher education to change for ever in 15 years

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 30 September 2010 by Steve

“By 2025 internationalisation will have sharpened the hierarchy in world higher education, with a handful of university ‘transnational corporations’ in the highest tier alongside private firms, and local community college-style institutions in the lowest. This is one of the forecasts made in a new book …” (more)

[John Morgan, Times Higher Education, 30 September]

Full Economic Fiction

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 30 September 2010 by Steve

“In the recent Comptroller and Auditor General’s report on the universities, much is made of the need for ‘robust’ (even with the scare quotes, I gagged a little when writing that) data on the ‘costs’ of universities, particularly the costs associated with academic staff salaries …” (more)

[Ernie Ball’s Blog, 30 September]

Workload in institutes of technology

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 30 September 2010 by Steve

“Madam, – We are most perturbed by the text of an anonymous letter reproduced in the Teacher’s Pet column (Education Today, September 28th). The workload and calibre of lecturers in institutes of technology (IoTs) compares very favourably with lecturers elsewhere, be it nationally or internationally. Lecturers in IoTs are generally recruited with a master’s and PhD degrees, as they are in universities …” (more)

[Peter MacMenamin, Irish Times, 30 September]

The Natives have landed

Posted in Life with tags on 30 September 2010 by Steve

“This is a momentous month in Tertiary education, but it will be another five years before people notice exactly how, and what it means. This month, in campuses all over the world, the first cohort of true digital natives are arriving, children who never lived in a world without web …” (more)

[Robert Cosgrave, Tertiary 21, 30 September]