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‘Surprised and disappointed': IT Carlow isn’t happy about Waterford pulling out of a planned merger

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The President of IT Carlow has said she’s ‘surprised and disappointed’ at the decision by Waterford IT to pull out of a planned merger …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 23 October]

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Times Higher Education analysis of impact of austerity on European universities

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2014 by steve

EU“A Times Higher Education analysis of funding and enrollment levels. Statistics cover period from 2008‑09 to 2013‑14 unless stated, and are based on data from the European University Association (EUA) …” (more)

[Jack Grove, insidehighered, 23 October]

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Has open access failed?

Posted in Research on October 23rd, 2014 by steve

UK“At the Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing in Paris last month, Claudio Aspesi, Senior Analyst at Sanford C Bernstein, raised an uncomfortable question …” (more)

[Matthew Cockerill, OUPblog, 23 October]

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Students at Queen’s University divided on Irish unity vote

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2014 by steve

UK“… Students’ Union members at the university will be asked on Monday in a referendum: ‘Should Ireland be a united and independent country?’ But a counter-referendum by a group called ‘Keep QUB Neutral’ says: ‘This Students’ Union is a shared space that is inclusive for all students …'” (more)

[Nevin Farrell, Belfast Telegraph, 23 October]

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Has Waterford shot itself in the foot by pulling out of joint university bid?

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Waterford has been campaigning for a university for more than 20 years, citing the high rate of unemployment in the southeast as a reason for special designation. The issue has been raised at the highest level in successive governments …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 23 October]

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South-east university proposal in rough seas

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Efforts to establish a university in the south-east appear to be floundering after Waterford Institute of Technology halted work on the required merger with Institute of Technology Carlow …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 23 October]

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Waterford IT bosses under fire for stalling on merger

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan will deliver a stern dressing down to Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) bosses today over the shock decision by the college to suspend activities relating to a merger with IT Carlow …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 23 October]

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Beyond the points race?

Posted in Fees and access on October 23rd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – I was flabbergasted at the response from Dr William R Fitzsimmons (October 22nd) to the article ‘Students are guinea pigs in Trinity’s experiment’ (Education Opinion, October 14th). The so-called holistic system he speaks of is one that works in theory and may be successful in the United States. Unfortunately, this is Ireland …” (more)

[Gavin Lynch-Frahill, Irish Times, 23 October]

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Waterford IT pulls out of merger with IT Carlow

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Long-awaited plans for a university in the southeast have taken a fresh blow with the decision by Waterford Institute of Technology to pull out of negotiations on a bid for technological-university status …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys and Conor Kane, Irish Times, 23 October]

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Do Strategic Plans Result in Tangible Realities?

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Today, Trinity announced its five-year strategic plan. While it is reassuring to know that the administration is still thinking that far ahead, that may be the only notable thing about this unveiling …” (more)

[Daniel O’Brien, University Times, 22 October]

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Accused UCD Sex Attacker Back in Court

Posted in Legal issues on October 23rd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“A 33 year old software designer is alleged to have attacked a woman in his car on the grounds of UCD’s Belfield campus …” (more)

[Lauren Tracey, College Tribune, 22 October]

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Mediator appointed in dispute over new Junior Cycle

Posted in Teaching on October 22nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Teacher unions have agreed to mediation in their dispute over the planned new Junior Cycle, reducing the likelihood of strike action over the controversial reforms. Dr Pauric Travers, former president of St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, has been appointed as an independent chairman to the talks, with the aim of resolving the dispute speedily …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 22 October]

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Defending Trinity’s Challenge of the Admissions System

Posted in Fees and access on October 22nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Professor Patrick Geoghegan responds to an Irish Times op-ed piece and accuses it of taking a cheap shot at the students admitted by the study. When Trinity launched its admissions feasibility study it hoped to provoke a debate about the way we admit students to third-level, what is fair, and whether it might be possible to do things in a better way …” (more)

[University Times, 22 October]

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Second-level unions discuss Junior Cycle with Minister

Posted in Teaching on October 22nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Delegations from the second-level teacher unions – the ASTI and the TUI – met with the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan and representatives from the Minister’s Department this afternoon to discuss proposed changes to the Junior Cycle …” (more)

[ASTI, 22 October]

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Waterford IT pulls out of university merger

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Carlow IT has said it is shocked and disappointed at a decision by Waterford IT not to go ahead with merger plans to apply to set up a technological university in the southeast …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 22 October]

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Technological University a ‘realistic and indispensable goal’ for South East – Cullinane

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Speaking from Leinster House today about the news that merger talks between Waterford Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Carlow have broken down, Sinn Féin senator David Cullinane has reiterated his support of the proposed merger …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 22 October]

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South-east university hangs in the balance

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Talks have broken down between IT Carlow and Waterford IT regarding a proposed merger for a Technological University for the South-east …” (more)

[Sam Matthews, Kilkenny People, 22 October]

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Warning that plans to merge WIT and IT Carlow could be ‘scuppered’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Urgent high-level meetings have been arranged in a bid to sort out the controversy that could scupper plans for a Technological University of the South East …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 22 October]

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Liverpool University ‘postpones’ honorary degree for Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe after angry backlash from Hillsborough families

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2014 by steve

UK“The University of Liverpool has postponed the award of an honorary degree to the Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe after an angry backlash from the families of those who died in the Hillsborough disaster …” (more)

[Adam Withnall, Independent, 22 October]

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Beyond the CAO points race: Irish colleges need to address issues of access and diversity

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Criticism of the points system as the sole basis for entry to third level education has grown in recent years as rote learning and special tuition courses became the norm and inherent weaknesses emerged … ” (more)

[Irish Times, 22 October]

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