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We’ve moved!

Posted in Governance and administration on 16 March 2012 by Steve

9th Level Ireland is now at 9thlevel.ie.

TUI backs Croke Park second ballot endorses deal

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

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has voted to back the Croke Park deal in a reballot. Overall, 76% of TUI second-level members endorsed the deal. As expected, the vote was tighter at third-level where 55% backed the deal …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 24 March]

College president denies Maynooth seminary to close

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

“The President of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Msgr Hugh Connolly, yesterday denied media speculation the college may shortly be closed …” (more)

[Paddy Agnew, Irish Times, 24 March]

Identity check: Vice-chancellors’ education and pay revealed

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

“In a time of unprecedented change for the UK’s academy, its leaders are under the spotlight as never before. Accordingly, Times Higher Education has augmented its annual survey of pay in the sector with an investigation into our v-cs’ educational backgrounds. John Morgan asks: who are these people and what do they earn? …” (more)

[Times Higher Education, 24 March]

Employment Control Framework – what it might mean for me

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“I run a research group of somewhere between a half dozen and a dozen people. They are mostly post-graduate level students, but usually with a couple of post-doctoral researchers included in the group. The funding for post-docs has come both from national funding sources – HEA PRTLI, Science Foundation Ireland, etc. – and from international sources such as the EU ‘Marie Curie’ programme …” (more)

[Science, society, stuff …, 23 March]

Maynooth seminary responds to closure claim

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“A report in the Irish Catholic newspaper saying St Patrick’s Seminary in Maynooth could be closed was based on unfounded speculation, a spokesman has said …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 23 March]

Glasgow University students resume Hetherington sit-in

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Students have re-occupied a Glasgow University building which was cleared on Tuesday amid unprecedented scenes of unrest on campus …” (more)

[BBC News, 23 March]

University and the ruins of the present

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Reading the manifestos of the candidates for Provost (President) in Trinity College you could be forgiven for thinking that we really had reached the end of history. Nowhere in their over-inflated promises is there any sense that the university, and education in general, has any role other than competing for resources on a global market …” (more)

[University in Crisis, 23 March]

Another empty election

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Last night we attended one of the many hustings (‘debates’) taking place for the election of the new Provost of Trinity College. Unfortunately there is no debate. All the candidates accept that the state should no longer provide free and equal education (because the government has decided the banks and bondholders are more important) …” (more)

[The provisional university, 23 March]

Holyland delegation to meet Justice Minister David Ford

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“A delegation from the Holyland area of Belfast will meet Justice Minister David Ford later on Wednesday. They will discuss serious anti-social behaviour in the area …” (more)

[BBC News, 23 March]

The legal route to terminating the ‘employment control framework’?

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Readers of this blog will by now be well familiar with the Irish ‘employment control framework’, the state-imposed mechanism for restricting the capacity of universities to hire and promote staff, even within budget …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 23 March]

Christensen on disruptive innovation in higher education

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Regular readers of this blog know how often I call upon Clayton Christensen’s ideas regarding disruptive innovation as described in The Innovator’s Dilemma …” (more)

[Changing Higher Education, 22 March]

Not quite the apocalypse?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Yesterday’s Guardian newspaper carried an interesting article by Universities UK president, Professor Steve Smith. In this he argued that the new post-Browne funding model for English universities would not actually involve a public funding reduction …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 23 March]

Barack Obama officially invited to Cork

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“US President Barack Obama has been officially invited to Cork to launch a lecture series at UCC in honour of one of his heroes – anti-slavery champion Frederick Douglass …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 22 March]

Third-level reels under painful new controls

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“Restrictions on third-level colleges, pushed through by the previous government in its final days, have been greeted with disbelief by academics …” (more)

[Education Matters, 22 March]

University funding warning as Essex sets £9,000 fees

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration with tags on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“Ministers were today warned of a looming university funding crisis after Essex became the latest institution to announce flat rate tuition fees of £9,000 …” (more)

[Graeme Paton, Daily Telegraph, 22 March]

UCC link to Singapore

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“University College Cork (UCC) has created a new full-year programme for students in connection with Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Farmleigh Fellowship …” (more)

[Herald, 22 March]

USI and Young Friends Of The Earth to waddle For Job Creation

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“A rookery of student penguins will waddle from Dáil Éireann to the Department of the Environment tomorrow (March 23rd) to demand sustainable job creation, better use of Ireland’s natural resources and clean energy usage …” (more)

[Union of Students in Ireland, 22 March]

Glasgow University: Police try to end student protest

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“Police and campus security are attempting to break up a student occupation at Glasgow University …” (more)

[BBC News, 22 March]

University of Wales ‘should close if other plans fail’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“The University of Wales should be wound down and closed if other plans for its future fail, a report has concluded. The review, commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government, said the institution should ‘change radically’ …” (more)

[BBC News, 22 March]