Archive for Jane Ohlmeyer

Our Academic and Financial Future

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

“The recent Employment Control Framework document has been the topic of much discussion in the last weeks. It has sent a collective shiver down the spine of the third-level system. The document itself is clear in its portents: in order to continue to receive state funding, we will have to barter our autonomy and freedom in the service of further centralised control …” (more)

[Jane Ohlmeyer, 20 March]

THES Rankings

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 15 March 2011 by Steve

“The Times Higher Education Supplement has graced us with yet another form on university ranking system. Such rankings are problematic at the best of times: both oversimplifying the complex alchemy that creates a great educational experience for an individual student, or the growth medium upon which a great research idea takes hold, while also employing methodologies that measure what can be counted, rather than those things that make a university able to deliver on its mission …” (more)

[Jane Ohlmeyer, 14 March]

Jane Ohlmeyer’s nomination for Provost

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 8 February 2011 by Steve

“… If women had been at the head of the Army of Flanders, things would probably have not gone wrong. After all, why should you lead an army any differently than a household? There is no time to lose and you might as well save some money here and there. The same holds true for leading a university the size of Trinity College …” (more)

[A Trinity Tale, 8 February]