University Governance – Taking a page out of the Bankers Book!

“The state of Governance in Irish Universities since the introduction of the Universities Act, 1997 has been the subject of recent commentary within the wider media. With the disclosure of serious revelations about governance within Anglo Irish Bank, the Banking Regulatory Authorities and the state Board FAS, many are now seriously questioning what is the appropriate role of a Governing Authority within an Irish University. The 1997 Act specifically established the Governing Authority to ensure that proper accountability was in place for the actions of a President and senior management not only to oversee fiscal responsibility and budgetary compliance but also to guarantee that the functions of a university are performed by or on the directions of its governing authority. These functions include …” (more)

[University Blog on Academic Tenure in Ireland, 23 February]

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