Whistleblower sparks double inquiry at TUI

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

Ireland“Investigations into alleged election interference and claims of a data protection breach are being carried out by one of the country’s biggest teaching unions. The Teachers Unions of Ireland (TUI) is engulfed in controversy over claims of interference by officials in three separate union elections. The allegations centre on two branch elections and one vote for a senior union position …” (more)

[Philip Ryan, Independent, 18 June]

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Comparing the THE and QS Academic Reputation Surveys

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

InternationalTimes Higher Education (THE) has just published its 2017 reputation rankings which include 100 universities. These are based on a survey distributed between January and March of this year and will be included, after standardisation, in the 2017-18 (or 2018) World University Rankings scheduled for publication in a few months …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 19 June]

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Universities face looming strikes as market revolution bites

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

“Academics in Crewe are waiting in limbo. The campus, which is run by Manchester Metropolitan University, is the main centre for higher education in south Cheshire. But in February it was confirmed it would close in the summer of 2019, with 160 academic jobs at risk, and this week those academics will stage a two-day walkout in protest …” (more)

[Rebecca Ratcliffe, Guardian, 18 June]

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Death of Ann Louise Gilligan

Posted in Life on June 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has expressed condolences to the spouse and many friends of Dr Ann Louise Gilligan. IFUT General Secretary, Mike Jennings, said that Ann Louise had been a staunch supporter of equality issues …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 16 June]

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Hanna and Me: Micheline’s US tour documentary

Posted in Life on June 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Micheline would like to film key parts of the US lecture tour she’s undertaking late this summer. This repeats her grandmother Hanna Sheehy Skeffington’s epic tour one hundred years ago. She hopes to make a documentary for broadcasting which will be about Hanna’s fight for justice, but also about Micheline’s equality win and her campaign for the five women …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 17 June]

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First Luas goes past Trinity

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

Ireland“The first Luas went past Trinity this morning, marking a symbolic end to over three years of Luas line construction works outside the college. Today’s test is the very first in a series to ensure the new Luas line will be ready to launch on time in December …” (more)

[Aisling Grace, Trinity News, 17 June]