Archive for Mike Jennings

Row over academic staff

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

“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has criticised the failure of the Minister for Education to appoint the nominated academic staff representative to the Board of the Higher Education Authority …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 12 February]

IFUT calls for clear commitment to Higher Education by election candidates

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 3 February 2011 by Steve

“The Higher Education system is like a first-class, high-performing car that is running out of petrol and requires an immediate injection of funding and resources, IFUT said today in a message to all political parties and candidates in the General Election …” (more)

[IFUT Blog, 3 February]

Getting more out of lecturers

Posted in teaching with tags , , , on 12 January 2011 by Steve

“Madam, – In response to Dr Florence Craven’s unfounded and inaccurate assertions (January 10th), the following facts might be of interest …” (more)

[Mike Jennings, Irish Times, 12 January]

Proposed university changes labelled ‘outrageous’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 7 January 2011 by Steve

“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has labelled as ‘outrageous’ proposals for work practice changes relating to the Croke Park agreement which would affect academics …” (more)

[Pamela Duncan, Irish Times, 7 January]

Top 100 earners in education

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“Madam, – Seán Flynn and Peter McGuire’s report on salaries in third-level education reveals that, of the more than 20,000 people who work in higher education, less than one third of one per cent (0.3%) earn more than €150,000. In the education sector as a whole (95,554 full-time staff), there are a mere six people out of every 10,000 earning more than €150,000 …” (more)

[Mike Jennings, Irish Times, 11 November]

HEA candour welcome but misplaced, says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 30 April 2010 by Steve

“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has welcomed the candour of the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Authority, who has warned higher education staff of plans to make fundamental changes to their contracts, to close courses in colleges and extend the academic year radically …” (more)

[IFUT, 29 April]

Europe’s most efficient system of university education is being ruined, IFUT President tells 2010 Annual Conference

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 26 April 2010 by Steve

“The Irish University system has always had to struggle and was never properly funded, even during the years of the Celtic Tiger, the President of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, Hugh Gibbons, said in his address to the 2010 IFUT Annual Delegate Conference today (Saturday, 24 April 2010). Now the Irish University system is being ruined by the Government embargo and moratorium on appointments, the blocks on promotion and cuts in institutions’ core grants …” (more)

[IFUT, 26 April]

Head of teachers’ union attacks former education minister

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 26 April 2010 by Steve

“The head of the union representing colleges has launched a strong attack on former education minister Batt O’Keeffe. Mike Jennings, general secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, welcomed the new Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan, and wished her well …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 26 April]

Small union – big mission

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 12 May 2009 by Steve

Ireland“When Mike Jennings took to the stage on Dublin’s Parnell Square last December to address thousands of protesters marching against education cuts, it marked a quiet but significant shift in Irish educational politics. Jennings is the general secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT); a group that wouldn’t have been seen dead marching with primary school teachers two years ago. Times have changed for the university lecturers’ union – and Mike Jennings has a lot to do with it …” (more)

[Louise Holden, Irish Times, 12 May]