Technological University bill making its way through the Seanad

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A bill on the formation of Technological Universities, including one in Kerry, is making its way through the Seanad …” (more)

[Radio Kerry, 30 January]

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The core problem at the heart of higher education

Posted in Teaching on January 30th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“By international standards, on-time completion rates in Irish universities are very high. But that’s not the full story. My impression is that there is a disappointingly high module failure/repeat rate, a rate that is largely invisible to the outside world. I have no data to hand to prove this – it is just my impression from sitting through exam boards over the years …” (more)

[educationandstuff, 30 January]

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UCC Rag Week clampdown

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork (UCC) President Patrick O’Shea is preparing a major clampdown on student anti-social behaviour by introducing new fines and restrictions that aim to ease the longstanding concerns of local residents. Community gardaí and college chiefs have been working to ease the fears of residents ahead of RAG week in February …” (more)

[Roisin Burke, Evening Echo, 29 January]

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