Archive for the Governance and administration Category

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]

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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]