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Academic Freedom and Campus Dissent

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 12 February 2011 by Steve

Invitation – All Welcome: Academic Freedom and Campus Dissent

As part of our on-going commitment to the project of ‘Enabling Dissent: the Creation of a Civil Society’, The Centre for Public Culture Studies, IADT, the Clinton Institute UCD, and the Dept of Film Studies UCD, are hosting a special event on the 15th of February 2011, at 6.30 pm. We invite you to presentations from our guest panel, followed by discussion and input from the audience:

Panel Speakers:

Chair: Paddy Healy, Former President, Teachers’ Union of Ireland

Professor Stephen Shapiro, University of Warwick: Academic Freedom and Campus Dissent in the UK

Dr. Paula Gilligan, Centre for Public Cultures, IADT: ‘Flexicurity/Insecurity’, New Managerial Cultures and Academic Freedom

Aidan Rowe, Free Education for Everyone, NUIM: Academic Freedom and Campus Dissent – the Student Perspective

This event proposes to ask academics and students to reflect on what role they can have in a society which is shifting to the Right, and what role they can have in ‘speaking truth to power’ in today’s academic institutions?

We invite all students and academics to participate in the discussion, to bring along or email questions, and/or brief discourses on the topic. We also propose to expand the discussions on our website.

Date: Tuesday the 15th of February 2011, William Jefferson Clinton Auditorium, UCD, Belfield. IADT students meet at 5 pm at the IADT gates to get 46a bus.

To book a place: email paula.gilligan@iadt.ie. To email questions for the panel: email paddy.healy@eircom.net.

Institutes of Technology want to form a university

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Four Institutes of Technology have announced their desire to merge and become a technological university. Dublin Institute of Technology, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown and the Institute of Technology in Tallaght have held meetings together …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 10 January]

Colleges plan merger into first technical university

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Four Dublin colleges are coming together in a bid to become the country’s first technological university …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 10 January]

Hunting for a ‘civic and technological university’ for Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Last week the Hunt report was leaked, and it will be formally launched tomorrow (I can’t say I’ve received an invitation to the event); but yesterday it was already being implemented by a number of institutions who have let it be known that they intend to make a joint bid for recognition as a new ‘technological university’ …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 10 January]

Four Dublin institutes of technology seek joint redesignation

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Four institutes of technology in Dublin are to make a joint bid for redesignation as a new-style ‘technological university’ …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 10 January]

New Dublin university to be announced this week

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 9 January 2011 by Steve

“Plans for a merger of four Dublin institutes of technology into a new ‘Technical University of Dublin’ are expected to be announced in the coming days, the Sunday Tribune has learned …” (more)

[John Downes, Sunday Tribune, 9 January]

New Dublin Uni to be announced this week, Letterkenny IT & Ulster Uni may merge

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , , , on 9 January 2011 by Steve

“The Sunday Tribune reports today that it’s an expected that proposals to merge Dublin Institute of Technology, Tallaght Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and the Institute of Art, Design & Technology Dun Laoghaire will be announced this week …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 9 January]

FEE IADT set to protest against Fianna Fáil tomorrow

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 5 December 2010 by Steve

“IADT students will be meeting at 10am at the gates closest to baker’s tomorrow …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 5 December]

TUI IADT branch member speaks out

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 16 November 2010 by Steve

“Dr Paula Gilligan, Head of Department of Humanities at IADT and a member of the TUI, left this message in the comments section of the site. We feel that it’s worthy of its own post …” (more)

[Edufactory Ireland, 16 November]

College heads hold talks on creation of ‘super IT’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 17 June 2010 by Steve

“Secret talks have begun between four colleges which could lead to a combined ‘super institute of technology’ for the greater Dublin area. The Irish Independent has learned that the four presidents and chairs of the governing bodies of the respective colleges met recently, and more meetings are expected …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 17 June]

Inquest into fatal stabbing of student returns verdict of unlawful killing

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 7 May 2010 by Steve

“An inquest into the death of Sebastian Creane, who was fatally stabbed in his home in Bray, Co Wicklow, last August, has returned a verdict of unlawful killing. The inquest in Wicklow yesterday was told that 22-year-old Creane, a student at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, died after being duped into allowing Shane Clancy into his home …” (more)

[Tim O’Brien, Irish Times, 7 May]

Lavish new building for fledgling film-makers

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 19 February 2010 by Steve

“Some excellent news has come the way of the National Film School (NFS). On Monday, Batt O’Keeffe TD, the Minister for Education and Science, confirmed that the Government is to fund the construction of a lavish new building for the school – currently part of the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design Technology – at its Kill Avenue Campus …” (more)

[Irish Times, 19 February]

Top Dublin college to get new film school as project goes to tender – Minister O’Keeffe

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 16 February 2010 by Steve

“Work is expected to begin this summer on a new national film school in Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) in Dublin after the Minster for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe TD, today sent the project out to tender. The new 1,315sq/m film school will accommodate 385 students, with courses in film, television and radio brought together in one building. It is expected to take a year to complete the project …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 16 February]

Work to begin on film school

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 16 February 2010 by Steve

“Work on a new national film school, catering for almost 400 students, is to begin this summer. The new facility at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design will provide courses in film, television and radio under the one roof and will take one year to build …” (more)

[Independent, 16 February]

Work to start on new film school

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 15 February 2010 by Steve

“Work on a new national film school catering for almost 400 students is to begin this summer, it has been confirmed. The new facility at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design (IADT) will provide courses in film, television and radio under the one roof and will take one year to build. Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe, who has sent the project to tender, said it will produce the next generation of renowned Irish filmmakers …” (more)

[Enniscorthy Guardian, 15 February]

Court halts disciplining of academic

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 12 September 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Dun Loaghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology has been temporarily restrained from taking any disciplinary step against the head of its School of Business and Humanities, Dr Josephine Browne. The High Court heard yesterday that Dr Browne faced disciplinary proceedings for allegedly having failed to respond to inquiries by institute president Jim Devine into a reference she had made about a bullying culture at the institute …” (more)

[Ray Managh, Herald, 12 September]