Archive for Colm Kearney

Personal thoughts on the ECF

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

The employment control framework & how it affects you – The Employment Control Framework (ECF) is the name given to the policy whereby the Department of Finance issues binding instructions to public sector organizations regarding the staff numbers, staff mix, and terms and conditions of employment for these bodies …” (more)

[Colm Kearney, 21 March]


Promotion – Academic Staff

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“The current promotions embargo is a disaster for College, its staff, its students, and for the recovery of the Irish economy. The next Provost must campaign immediately to have this embargo lifted. As Provost, I will also act immediately to replace the current promotions system with a more modern, inclusive, fairer and more transparent system that commands the confidence of all our staff …” (more)

[Colm Kearney, 14 March]

Personal Statement on the Employment Control Framework

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 13 March 2011 by Steve

“… The new ‘Employment Control Framework for the Higher Education Sector 2011-2014’ is dated 10 March 2011. I have carefully read this document (henceforth referred to as the ECF2) a number of times over the weekend – with a growing sense of disbelief. It is the worst example of policy design and attempted implementation that I have ever come across …” (more)

[Colm Kearney, 13 March]

Reflections on women in academia

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“It is well-understood that although increasing numbers of women are entering the academic profession, there are still far too few in the higher academic ranks and in senior management positions. In spite of some progress over recent years, Trinity College remains a male-dominated community in which gender inequality persists …” (more)

[HT: Brian M Lucey]
[Colm Kearney, 1 March]