University teachers warn patience of staff is at an end

Posted in Governance and administration on May 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The patience of those working in the higher education sector is at an end after experiencing years of cutbacks, the general secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers has warned. Speaking at its annual conference at the weekend, Mike Jennings said the reward for staff for 10 years of sacrifice and patience is that 72% of Irish academics witnessed a decline in their working conditions …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 7 May]

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How long can it take to write a paragraph?

Posted in Research on May 7th, 2017 by steve

“Answer: in my case recently about three days, or — more accurately — about three days of repeatedly getting a few lines down on the screen, then either deleting them or transferring them to a separate document rather sweetly entitled ‘bits and pieces’ and starting all over again. Writing is a rum trade …” (more)

[A Don’s Life, 6 May]

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Maltreatment of researchers ‘no longer tolerable’, says IFUT President

Posted in Governance and administration on May 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The continued maltreatment of researchers in the university sector can no longer be tolerated and must be urgently addressed by the Department of Education and universities alike, Michael Delargey, UCC-based President of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, said at the 2017 Conference of IFUT in Dublin …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 6 May]

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‘31,000 more university students into 5,000 less teachers doesn’t go!’ – IFUT tells Minister for Education

Posted in Governance and administration on May 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, must immediately address the rapidly deteriorating funding and staffing situation at third-level to avoid a further worsening of pressure on staff and students alike, Mike Jennings, General Secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, said at the 2017 Annual Delegate Conference of IFUT …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 6 May]

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