Lecturers’ work set for review

“Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe wants a “forensic review” of the amount of time academics spend lecturing their students. The Irish Independent has learned this is one of the key areas he will ask the Comptroller and Auditor General to examine. The request is likely to further alarm universities, which are already concerned over his suggestion that academics are not spending enough time in lecture halls. Mr O’Keeffe has publicly indicated he wants to see more engagement between academics and students …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 18 October]

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