Archive for Ferdinand von Prondynski

Irish higher education: exercising crazy Soviet-style state control

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

“Over recent weeks I published two posts on this site that drew attention to the impact of the Irish government’s attempt to reduce staffing in higher education, the so-called ‘employment control framework’ (ECF) …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 13 March]

‘Fixing’ higher education

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 18 February 2011 by Steve

“The president of an American liberal arts college, Doug Bennett of Earlham College, has suggested four steps to ‘fix higher education’, published in the Washington Post …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondynski, University Blog, 18 February]

The future of Scottish higher education

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 8 November 2010 by Steve

The Herald newspaper has published a strongly worded editorial calling for the retention in Scotland of the principle of free higher education. The paper argues that the ‘real crisis’ is not the financial position of the universities, but the debt burden that could be loaded on graduates if there were tuition fees …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 8 November]

Class divisions

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 29 September 2010 by Steve

“OK, I know many of you are tired of league tables, but bear with me on this one. What would you say is being measured by a UK university league table in which London Metropolitan University and the University of Greenwich come out on top, and the stragglers right at the bottom include the Universities of St Andrews, Oxford and Cambridge? …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondynski, University Blog, 29 September]

Public Service Agreement: sectoral agreement on higher education

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 6 April 2010 by Steve

“As I have noted previously, the proposed Public Service Agreement that is to be the basis for pay and conditions in the Irish public sector has so-called ’sectoral agreements’ appended to it. One of these concerns education …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 6 April]