Archive for Tom Boland

Teacher’s Pet

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 8 February 2011 by Steve

“That bitter dispute between UCD president, Hugh Brady and Tom Boland, chief executive of the Higher Education Authority over unauthorised allowances to senior Belfield staff continues to rage. But behind the scenes, both parties are being encouraged to stop digging …” (more)

[Irish Times, 8 February]

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Teacher’s Pet

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , , , on 25 January 2011 by Steve

“That increasingly bitter clash between two education heavyweights is the talk of the sector. In the one corner, UCD president, Hugh Brady (pictured). In the other, the chief executive of the Higher Education Authority, Tom Boland …” (more)

[Irish Times, 25 January]

Funding risk to third level colleges over ‘secrecy’

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

“The reluctance of third-level academics to open their work activities to scrutiny may put increased public investment at risk, the head of the Higher Education Authority warns …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 30 June]

University heads told courses and jobs at risk in funding cut

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 2 June 2010 by Steve

“University presidents are being told to brace themselves for unprecedented cuts which could force them to cut staff and cancel courses. In a confidential letter to the seven presidents, the chief executive of the Higher Education Authority (HEA), Tom Boland, says he is alerting all colleges now to take ‘whatever action is needed’ to prepare for the next academic year …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 2 June]

Access to law study ‘a closed shop’

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 15 May 2010 by Steve

“Law and other professions are still a closed shop to people from poorer backgrounds, even for the small few who manage to get into related degree courses, a higher education boss has claimed …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 15 May]

The view from the HEA

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

“I feel a certain trepidation as I begin my maiden voyage in the blogosphere. It’s not as if I go boldly where no man has gone before, but I must at least go boldly. I’ve avoided this medium of communication so far basically because there are so many others that do the job just fine for me. But Professor von Prondzynski has ‘smoked me out’ …” (more)

[Tom Boland, University Blog, 10 May]

Colleges told: merge or die

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

“Ireland has too many universities and colleges that must now merge to survive, the head of the State’s third-level funding body has warned. In a landmark address yesterday, Higher Education Authority (HEA) chief executive Tom Boland set out a reform agenda for the biggest ever shake-up of the country’s third-level system …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 29 April]