Archive for workload

Push to increase teaching load

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 31 December 2010 by Steve

“Madam, – Your Education Correspondent, Seán Flynn (Home News, December 29th) referred to a message I sent to colleagues in institutes of technology recently. He also quoted Prof Von Prondzynski, who is not from our sector, as saying that holidays in institutes of technology were ‘hard to defend’ …” (more)

[Paddy Healy, Irish Times, 31 December]

Portraying academics as overpaid and underworked is unfair

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

“General perceptions of academics’ workloads are absurdly wrong and, in contrast to the recent media reports, an academic career is no leisurely stroll through the honeypots …” (more)

[William Reville, Irish Times, 2 December]

Academic Workload

Posted in Life with tags , , on 24 October 2010 by Steve

“Academic workload is a contentious topic at the moment, after the recent Public Accounts Committee grilling of the University Presidents, and their FAS moment. At one stage of this committee hearing, Roisin Shorthall TD requested to know how many hours an academic worked. I think the question of number of hours is over-simplified …” (more)

[Is this going to be on the exam?, 24 October]

My role as a 3rd-level academic in Ireland

Posted in Life with tags on 17 July 2009 by Steve

Ireland“I thought that today I would write about my job. I would, from time to time, get somebody say to me something like ‘Oh, I suppose you are off for summer now?’ Which is a legitimate thing to assume, given that undergraduate students have all gone for the summer. However, I spend only about 20% of my time dealing with undergraduate students. The following is a list of things I do …” (more)

[James McInerney, Science, society, stuff…, 16 July]