Archive for 12 January 2011

Labour Youth criticises Hunt Report findings

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 12 January 2011 by Steve

“Labour Youth is heavily critical of the Hunt Report, tasked with developing a National Strategy for Higher Education. Among its findings include the re-introduction of third-level fees. As proponents of universality and an education system based on merit, not means, Labour Youth have put forward alternative proposals …” (more)

[Labour Party, 12 January]

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Memo to Hunt: Higher education must teach ethics

Posted in teaching with tags , on 12 January 2011 by Steve

“The Hunt report on higher education is an important document. However, it has one major weakness …” (more)

[Anto Kerins, Independent, 12 January]

Minister in warning on tuition fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 12 January 2011 by Steve

“Universities in Northern Ireland must not become clubs for the rich because of unfair tuition costs, Universities Minister Danny Kennedy has said …” (more)

[Independent, 12 January]

Access to world-class facilities announced for Tyndall

Posted in research with tags , , , on 12 January 2011 by Steve

“Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe, TD has announced that Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has embarked on a further five-year programme to facilitate access for higher education institutions to world-class facilities and experts at Tyndall National Institute, UCC …” (more)

[UCC, 12 January]

University cuts show science is far from saved

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 12 January 2011 by Steve

“In countries where the economic crisis has hit hardest, science has not done badly – so far. But universities from Bologna to Berkeley face an almost existential crisis. While governments defend research spending, they are simultaneously slashing public funding for universities, where most research takes place …” (more)

[Colin Macilwain, Nature, 12 January]

Teaching Evaluations

Posted in teaching with tags on 12 January 2011 by Steve

“In the past week or so, as many of us have been putting together classes for the new semester, teaching evaluations have arrived. I suspect they arrive electronically at most places now, as that is substantially cheaper for the institution …” (more)

[Tenured Radical, 11 January]

Hunt report confirms worst fears for WIT

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 12 January 2011 by Steve

“A campaign started in Waterford back in 1985 to bring about equality in third level educational opportunity for third level students through the establishment of a university for the South East lies in tatters today …” (more)

[Marion O’Mara, Waterford News and Star, 11 January]