Archive for 18 January 2011

Time now for everyone to unite and deliver a University of the South East based in the South East

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 18 January 2011 by Steve

“Business leaders, employers, community activists and the public at large right across the South East need to unite now in an all-out drive to deliver a University of the South East in the region, Fine Gael’s John Paul Phelan says …” (more)

[Senator John Paul Phelan, 18 January]

Lynam criticised for calls to renegotiate Croke Park deal

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 18 January 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have called for the Croke Park Agreement to be renegotiated. This comes after UCD Students’ Union proposed a motion that would examine the agreement in order to protect student services from further budget cuts …” (more)

[Keira Gilleece, University Observer, 18 January]

Universities and the Neo-Liberal Revolution

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 18 January 2011 by Steve

“… So again, it comes as no surprise that the most noticeable thing about academic responses to the Browne Report is that no one has seen fit to locate its recommendations in the context of the government’s commitment to using the so-called economic crisis as a pretext for initiating a neo-liberal revolution beyond Thatcher’s wildest dreams …” (more)

[Bob Brecher, Storm breaking upon the university, 18 January]

Will video kill the lecturing star?

Posted in teaching with tags on 18 January 2011 by Steve

“Now that lectures are being published on the web, could lecturing styles change – for the worse …” (more)

[Jonathan Wolff, Guardian, 18 January]

Education nation

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 18 January 2011 by Steve

“The Irish Times made an interesting point last Friday, January 14th, in which it stated that the timing of the National Strategy for Higher Education, or Hunt Report, publication was conveniently six months after it was completed and in the aftermath of the December budget, which increased the student registration fee for third-level education …” (more)

[Amy Bracken, University Observer, 18 January]

The (new) idea of a (21st century) university

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 18 January 2011 by Steve

“What should the university of the 21st cen­tury look like? What are we preparing our stu­dents for, and how? And how should we decide what is the appropriate vision for modern universities? There’s a tendency to think of universities as static organisations whose actions and traditions remain fixed …” (more)

[simondobson.org, 18 January]

Cornelius v. University College Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 18 January 2011 by Steve

“This dispute concerns a claim by Mr Ian Cornelius that he was discriminated against by University College Dublin on the grounds of age contrary to section 6(2)(f) of the Employment Equality Acts in relation to access to employment and promotion in terms of section 8 of the Acts …” (more)

[Equality Tribunal, 23 December]