Archive for 10 January 2011

Tanaiste says LYIT land deal all above aboard

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“According to Highland Radio, Letterkenny IT has this morning unveiled a land purchase deal at a cost in excess of €8 million euro. The LYIT has secured a 10 acre site directly opposite the institute on the Port Road …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 10 January]

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IFUT’s initial commentary on the National Strategy for Irish Higher Education (‘The Hunt Report’)

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“IFUT welcomes the unequivocal call in the National Strategy for Irish Higher Education (‘The Hunt Report’) for a substantial increase in funding for Higher Education …” (more)

[IFUT Blog, 10 January]

Using Pre-Lecture Resources in your Teaching

Posted in teaching with tags on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Much of my study on educational research this year has focussed on Pre-Lecture Resources, working with Dr Roisin Donnelly at DIT’s Learning Teaching and Technology Centre …” (more)

[Is this going to be on the exam?, 10 January]

Tanaiste says LYIT land deal all above aboard

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Letterkenny IT has this morning unveiled of a land purchase deal at a cost in excess of €8m euro. The IT has secured a 10 acre site directly opposite the institute on the Port Road and a second 66 acre piece of land lies adjacent to the Knocknamona Roundabout …” (more, audio)

[Highland Radio, 10 January]

Institutes of Technology want to form a university

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Four Institutes of Technology have announced their desire to merge and become a technological university. Dublin Institute of Technology, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown and the Institute of Technology in Tallaght have held meetings together …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 10 January]

What it’s really like inside a university in the age of austerity

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Here’s a grim (and confidential) email from the principal at the University of Dundee explaining to staff the kind of cuts they need to expect. There’s no reason to think Dundee is specially badly off …” (more)

[William Cullerne Bown, Exquisite Life, 10 January]

Major land acquisition announcement for LYIT

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Letterkenny IT with this morning unveil details of an eight million euro land purchase. Tanaiste and Education Minister has already given approval to LYIT to purchase two separate pieces of land to facilitate growth and expansion …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 10 January]