University of Limerick report due as new information emerges

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The report which will examine controversies around finance, human resources and governance at the University of Limerick is now ‘substantially complete’ and is expected to be submitted to the Higher Education Authority next Friday, October 13 …” (more)

[Alan English, Limerick Leader, 7 October]

Tags: , ,

Committee calls for grants to be made available at private colleges

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Hundreds of students from less well-off families who attend private third-level colleges in Ireland should be entitled to grants, an Oireachtas committee has recommended. Unlike the rest of the higher education sector, students at private colleges – such as Griffith College and Dublin Business School – are not entitled to grant support, even though these courses are approved by the State’s education quality watchdog, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 7 October]

Tags: , ,

‘Governing the academic subject: Foucault, governmentality and the performing university’

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

IrelandAbstract: Drawing on research conducted at National University of Ireland, Galway, this paper explores how senior managers at an Irish university are seeking to measure and facilitate academic performance in the context of national and global competitiveness and a higher education landscape that appears firmly inflected by neoliberal ideas of rankings, benchmarking and productivity. I draw upon Michel Foucault’s writings on governmentality and biopolitics, in particular, and I utilise findings from a range of in-depth interviews with central university managers, with a view to critically interrogating the envisioning of what is undoubtedly a new academic subjectivity in the Irish higher education sectora subjectivity that is being progressively planned for and regulated.

Morrissey, John (2013). Governing the academic subject: Foucault, governmentality and the performing university, Oxford Review of Education, 39(6), 797-810. doi: 10.1080/03054985.2013.860891.

Tags:

University College Cork needs to invest in cycling – says Green Party branch

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

Ireland“Members of the UCC branch of the Green Party have called on University College Cork to prioritise cycling infrastructure as part of its recently announced €350 million investment plan …” (more)

[Mary Bermingham, TheCork.ie, 6 October]

Tags: , ,

Students Against Fees Considers Expanding Campaign to Housing

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

Ireland“The Students Against Fees campaign group will consider expanding its campaign to include housing, in light of the housing crisis. A public, student-led meeting will be held on campus in the next few weeks appealing to students to get involved in the campaign against fees …” (more)

[Eleanor O’Mahony, University Times, 6 October]

Tags: , , ,