Archive for 24 January 2011

Election must take place on a Friday – USI

Posted in Life with tags , on 24 January 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called on all parties to ensure that the looming General Election be held on a Friday to allow students cast their vote …” (more)

[Union of Students in Ireland, 24 January]

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Trinity and UCD students argue over who went on the piste

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 24 January 2011 by Steve

“Stories of students behaving badly is a recurring source of mild outrage for some. However, it seems Trinity College Dublin is taking seriously the recent complaints about alleged antics of some of its students on a ski trip …” (more)

[The Journal, 24 January]

The real scandal of rising salaries for university vice-chancellors

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 24 January 2011 by Steve

“Salaries for university managers are rising, and both ministers and the media are outraged. Don’t join them. This concocted hysteria gives hypocrisy a good name …” (more)

[William Cullerne Bown, Research Blogs, 24 January]

Lecturers protest over Croke Park deal

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , on 24 January 2011 by Steve

“More than 200 university and institute of technology lecturers met in Dublin on Saturday to protest against the implementation of the Croke Park agreement in third-level institutions. The group, which met in the Gresham Hotel, is seeking to protect the right of academics to permanency and tenure until retirement age …” (more)

[Joanne Hunt, Irish Times, 24 January]

Quality in Irish Higher Education

Posted in teaching with tags on 24 January 2011 by Steve

“Adrian Weckler asks a thoughtful question, ‘Why can’t Irish education produce a Nobel laureate?’ It’s something I thought about when watching Patrick and John Collison jet off to the States for their university experience …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 24 January]

What will happen in higher education this year?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 24 January 2011 by Steve

“So far I’ve managed to avoid the new years list idea. The new years resolution and/or predictions phenomena just don’t work for me. Anyhow, with all the political happenings taking place at the moment in the country. the implications of associated ‘cost-savings’ methods that some people seem certain will be implemented, along with some interesting websites I’ve come across, I’ve changed my mind …” (more)

[Pennybridged’s Weblog …, 23 January]

Women still await senior academic roles

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 24 January 2011 by Steve

“The appointment of the first female professor at an Irish university just over 100 years ago was a significant achievement – but in the years that followed far fewer women than anticipated took up senior academic posts, a conference at University College Cork (UCC) heard over the weekend …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Times, 24 January]