Archive for Ferdinand von Prondzynski

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]

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These daft Soviet-style controls on universities must be abolished

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

“If the Government insists that the civil service micro-manages our colleges, it will destroy third level education …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Irish Times, 22 March]

The part-time academy?

Posted in teaching with tags , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“It is now nearly 25 years since I first assumed academic management responsibilities. At the time, after the untimely death of my head of department in Trinity College Dublin, I became Acting Head of TCD’s business school …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 22 March]

Fees, debts and loans

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

“Amidst the international turmoil around higher education funding, one aspect of the situation has started to encroach on public awareness: student (or graduate) debt …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 21 March]

The complexities and contradictions of being an Irish academic

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“If anyone wondered whether there really is a lack of sympathy amongst the wider Irish public for academics and their working practices, the piece of what is described as ‘analysis’ by Eamon Delaney in today’s Sunday Independent should dispel that quickly enough …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzysnki, University Blog, 20 March]

UK: Tainted money?

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“As recent events in Libya unfolded, one story that got a fair amount of air time was the donation to the London School of Economics of money from Saif Gaddafi, son of the Libyan leader. Inevitably of course further investigations by journalists have revealed other donations and grants from the region …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 20 March]

Introducing the litigious student

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“In recent years, across a number of countries, there have been occasional court cases involving actions brought by students against their universities …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 19 March]