More lack of transparency at NUI Galway revealed in big way

Posted in Governance and administration on May 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“There is yet more lack of transparency at NUI Galway. The University has more than €57 million in a private fund-raising foundation but has resisted declaring the funds despite government pressure, according to a blockbuster story in Tuesday’s Irish Times …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 18 May]

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Move over universities: the Conservative manifesto dissected

Posted in Governance and administration on May 18th, 2017 by steve

“The Conservative Party has now published its manifesto ahead of the general election. It represents a mixed bag for the higher education sector: on immigration and school sponsorship, the sector may take issue. Yet there are some more encouraging noises too, particularly in relation to industrial strategy and ambitious aims for research and development …” (more)

[David Morris and others, Wonkhe, 18 May]

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Disclosures by University of Limerick staff in ‘utmost confidence’ to new review

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Department of Education has said that information received from those who have signed confidential severance agreements with the University of Limerick will be treated with the ‘utmost confidence’ by the investigator leading a new review into a series of allegations …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 18 May]

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Disability on Campus: the challenges faced and change needed

Posted in Governance and administration on May 18th, 2017 by steve

“There has been a lot of focus recently on equity issues around gender and race, but disabled academics have largely escaped attention. This is possibly due to the relatively low numbers of staff declaring or disclosing disability, in either job applications or staff surveys …” (more)

[Times Higher Education, 18 May]

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PhD students: time to make them university employees?

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 18th, 2017 by steve

International“The benefits of treating PhD students as university employees, an issue under consideration by some institutions in the UK and US, have been spotlighted by the recent completion of reforms in Sweden …” (more)

[Holly Else, Times Higher Education, 18 May]

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Essays and TCD entrance requirements

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – The Minister for Education speaks of the need to legislate to stamp out cheating by the use of ‘essay mills’ that sell essays on demand (‘Bruton outlines bill to tackle cheating in education system’, May 15th). Trinity College Dublin does not share the Minister’s concern. Trinity admit students to study law, of all things, on the basis of an essay whose author is unknown …” (more)

[John McAvoy, Irish Times, 18 May]

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University of Limerick kept paying retired staffer

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick continued to make consultancy payments to a retired financial controller after he turned 60 and was also receiving a pension, the Dáil Public Accounts Committee has been told …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 18 May]

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Lecturer settles action against college over alleged defamation

Posted in Legal issues on May 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A lecturer who claimed he was defamed in a letter sent by his college authorities to about 100 students has settled his High Court action. Keith Maycock, a computer science lecturer, sued the National College of Ireland (NCI), International Financial Services Centre, Dublin …” (more)

[Irish Times, 17 May]

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Plan for 152-bed Drumcondra student residence rejected

Posted in Governance and administration on May 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Planning permission has been refused for a 152-bed student accommodation scheme in Drumcondra in Dublin. The four-storey apartment project was planned for beside the Mater Dei Institute of Education teaching college on Clonliffe Road. The developers sought permisison from Dublin City Council to demolish five existing houses, one of which was a protected structure …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 18 May]

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