Archive for 9 January 2011

New Dublin university to be announced this week

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 9 January 2011 by Steve

“Plans for a merger of four Dublin institutes of technology into a new ‘Technical University of Dublin’ are expected to be announced in the coming days, the Sunday Tribune has learned …” (more)

[John Downes, Sunday Tribune, 9 January]

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New Dublin Uni to be announced this week, Letterkenny IT & Ulster Uni may merge

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , , , on 9 January 2011 by Steve

“The Sunday Tribune reports today that it’s an expected that proposals to merge Dublin Institute of Technology, Tallaght Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and the Institute of Art, Design & Technology Dun Laoghaire will be announced this week …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 9 January]

New chair of Institutes of Technology Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 9 January 2011 by Steve

“Dr Brendan Murphy, President of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), has become the chair of Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI) for 2011. A native of Tralee, Dr Murphy is a mathematics and statistics graduate and has lectured at CIT since 1974 …” (more)

[Education Matters, 9 January]

The Architecture of Legal Education (literally)

Posted in teaching with tags on 9 January 2011 by Steve

“When I started graduate school in law, I took a seminar on legal education. Our first assignment was to reflect on the relationship between space and learning – how, for example, a lecture hall feels different than a seminar room, how chairs in rows give rise to a different learning experience than chairs in a circle. It was an eye-opening experience as each student shared her or his own take on the question …” (more)

[Dean Sossin’s Blog, 9 January]

Programme 77, Review 2010 and Anticipate 2011 in Education

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 9 January 2011 by Steve

“In this programme Brian Mooney who is a contributor to Education Matters and the Education Matters Yearbook looked back at some of the key events in education during 2010. These included disappointing PISA results, bonus CAO points for Maths, Grade inflation, higher education reform, the Croke Park agreement …” (mp3)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 9 January]

Spending cuts hit university budgets

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 9 January 2011 by Steve

“The familiar challenges of funding and mobility – particularly in research – will dominate the agenda for European higher education in 2011. But this year will probably be much worse as public sector spending cuts bite into higher education budgets across the region …” (more)

[Alan Osborn, University World News, 9 January]

Textbooks? So Last Century. Rent a Netbook Instead

Posted in Life with tags on 9 January 2011 by Steve

“For many students, heading to class without a laptop is a bit like leaving the house without wearing pants. And whether it’s registering for classes, meeting with professors, or doing homework, chances are those aspects of college now involve a computer and the Internet …” (more)

[Martha Ann Overland, Chronicle of Higher Education, 9 January]