Archive for 20 November 2010

Email from Provost to staff and students underlines crisis

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 20 November 2010 by Steve

“The Provost has sent a message to all staff and students by email today, outlining Trinity’s potential financial future. The email – below – makes for depressing reading …” (more)

[Tom Lowe, University Times, 19 November]

UCD and TCD launch graduate research centre

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 20 November 2010 by Steve

“The research merger between UCD and TCD entered a new phase with the opening of the Innovation Academy yesterday. Described as ‘the educational centrepiece of the TCD-UCD Innovation Alliance’’, the academy promises to ‘develop a new breed of graduate by imbuing graduate research and education with creative thinking and innovation’ …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 20 November]

SU debates USI affiliation

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 20 November 2010 by Steve

“Tuesday the 16th’s Students’ Union Council meeting saw Max Sullivan, creator of the anti-USI ‘National Go To College Day’ Facebook event, raise the question of whether TCDSU should break affiliation with the Union of Students of Ireland, as he claimed that ‘their view of economics and politics is overly focused on education’ …” (more)

[Tommy Gavin, University Times, 19 November]

Txting ur SAs

Posted in Life with tags , on 20 November 2010 by Steve

“Apparently a department in a UK university has decided that students who use ‘text-speak’ in their essays or assignments will have marks deducted for doing so …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 20 November]

Brendan Walsh on Leaving Cert. Points and University Performance in Economics

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 20 November 2010 by Steve

“… This paper shows that there is a weak association between Leaving. Cert points-scores and university performance in Economics. The authors recommend that the optimal scoring scheme for entry to university Economics would give more weight to Mathematics …” (more)

[Martin Ryan, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 19 November]