Archive for November, 2010

Students must face up to hike in tuition fees, minister warns

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 27 November 2010 by Steve

“It is ‘almost inevitable’ that the cap on student fees in Northern Ireland will be increased, the new Employment and Learning Minister has warned …” (more)

[Kathryn Torney, Belfast Telegraph, 26 November]

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Gifted university teacher served governments in many public roles

Posted in Life with tags on 27 November 2010 by Steve

John Murray: John Murray, who has died aged 62, was a gifted teacher renowned for his piercing intellect and charm. As the established professor of business at Trinity College, Dublin, he was one of the leading business academics in the country and was well known throughout the business community …” (more)

[Irish Times, 27 November]

Schools told to cut non-teacher staff pay

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 27 November 2010 by Steve

“The Department of Education has instructed schools to cut the pay of up to 17,000 secretaries, caretakers, cleaners and other non-teacher staff …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 26 November]

Interesting times for English universities

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 27 November 2010 by Steve

“Over the past few days, the British Minister of State for Universities and Science has been making various statements designed to map out the future direction of English higher education …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 27 November]

Third level cuts will hamper smart economy

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 27 November 2010 by Steve

“The future of Ireland’s smart-economy is looking decidedly bleak after the beleaguered Irish Government confirmed earlier this week that it intends raising the college registration fee to €2,000 and adding grant cuts to the list of austerity measures facing the Irish third level sector in the new year …” (more)

[Daniel O’Carroll, Cork Student News, 26 November]

Why researchers should blog

Posted in research with tags on 27 November 2010 by Steve

“As a forum for sharing research ideas among fellow researchers, blogging is not that popular among college and university professors. On the campus where I work, only a handful of faculty blog about their scholarly pursuits. I suspect that’s probably the case on your campus, too …” (more)

[Higher Ed Marketing, 26 November]

GMIT academics to raise issue of cheating students

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 26 November 2010 by Steve

“Academic staff at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) are expected to express serious concerns about incidents of students’ plagiarism and how they were handled within the college, at an Academic Council meeting today …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway City Tribune, 26 November]