USI to Buy €320,000 Inchicore Property

Posted in Governance and administration on December 22nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is set to pay over €320,000 for a new Dublin office. This is the first time the national union will own its own property. The union’s national council – made up of sabbatical officers from students’ unions across Ireland – voted to approve the union’s acquisition of an Inchicore property on Tuesday …” (more)

[Dominic McGrath, University Times, 21 December]

We post the NUI Galway Athena SWAN application

Posted in Governance and administration on December 22nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The campaign has been sent NUI Galway’s Athena SWAN application. This is the application that was submitted by the closing date of November 30th but which has failed to appear, or even be acknowledged, on NUI Galway’s Athena SWAN web page. This is the application they haven’t sent to Micheline and others who have asked for a copy, deliberately hindering any objections. Their action is in contrast to Maynooth University’s open announcement and application publication on Dec 1st …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 21 December]

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Disrupting the Status Quo? Discrimination in Academic Promotions

Posted in Legal issues on December 22nd, 2017 by steve

IrelandAbstract: In June 2016 the HEA Report of the Expert Group stated that there was a need for ‘radical action’ without which they could not guarantee that Higher Education Institutes would ‘ever be free of gender inequality’. This report was commissioned in the aftermath of the now high profile case of Sheehy Skeffington v National University of Ireland Galway (DEC-E2014-078) and the controversy surrounding this decision. This article addresses the decision in Sheehy Skeffington v NUI Galway, the fallout from that decision and the recommendations of the Gender Equality Review as regards recruitment and promotion. In particular, this article looks at that recommendation considered most radical, yet also considered necessary, namely the introduction of mandatory gender quotas. This article seeks to assess why it was deemed necessary for the Expert Review Group to recommend the introduction of mandatory quotas and to posit the question: what happens if the HEIs do not comply with that recommendation?

Quinlivan, Shivaun, Disrupting the Status Quo? Discrimination in Academic Promotions (July 18, 2017). Irish Employment Law Journal 2017, 14(3), 68-75.

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