A crisis in the third level sector?

Posted in Governance and administration on November 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“I am always a bit wary when articles about education use the phrase ‘global marketplace’ and after reading Tom Felle’s commentary on higher education in Ireland, I can confirm that my wariness remains intact. The key theme of the article is that the quality of our higher education institutions has deteriorated and the ‘proof’ of this is that they have fallen in the global rankings …” (more)

[educationandstuff, 5 November]

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IFUT welcomes new Gender Equality Initiative

Posted in Governance and administration on November 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has welcomed the initiative by Minister Mary Mitchell-O’Connor to launch a new task force to address the issue of gender inequality in third-level education …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 5 November]

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Universities to lose funding if they do not promote more women

Posted in Governance and administration on November 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Third level colleges have been warned they will lose access to funding if they fail to promote more women to senior grades in colleges. Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State for Higher Education, said there was ‘nowhere to hide’ for colleges involved in gender discrimination …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 5 November]

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Poll: Should there be gender quotas for third-level institutions?

Posted in Governance and administration on November 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Do you think there should be gender quotas for third-level institutions? Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor is to establish a taskforce across the colleges and universities after it was revealed that just 19% of professors in Ireland are women …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 5 November]

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