Archive for January, 2011

TUI delays work reform vote until after election

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 31 January 2011 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has taken the controversial decision to wait until after the election to ballot members on proposed work reforms in schools and colleges …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 31 January]

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Shifting education costs

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 31 January 2011 by Steve

“Madam, – According to Niall Fahey (January 18th), ‘Education … should not be the financial responsibility of students and their families’. I disagree. Why should the ordinary taxpayer bear the costs of higher education? …” (more)

[JA Barnwell, Irish Times, 31 January]

Smurfit school jumps 20 spots

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 31 January 2011 by Steve

“University College Dublin’s Smurfit School has jumped 20 places in a prestigious international ranking of graduate business colleges …” (more)

[Independent, 31 January]

Campaign planned against student nurse pay cuts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 31 January 2011 by Steve

“A campaign of action is being launched against planned cuts to the pay of student nurses and midwives …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 31 January]

Assessments and examinations at risk

Posted in teaching with tags , on 31 January 2011 by Steve

“As governments in a number of countries try to square the circle of rising higher education participation rates and budget (and therefore faculty) cuts, one thing in particular should be borne in mind: the risk to the quality of exam and assignment correction …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 31 January]

Elite eight head university research ratings

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 31 January 2011 by Steve

“The first attempt to assess the quality of research conducted in Australia’s universities shows the oldest and most elite institutions filling the top eight spots …” (more)

[Julia Hare, The Australian, 31 January]

RCSI in Bahrain to build alumni ties

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 31 January 2011 by Steve

“A delegation from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has travelled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a move designed to strengthen relations with its alumni in the region …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 31 January]