The trouble with quality reviews

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on November 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“DCU has just undergone an institutional quality review and that’s fine. I’m all in favour of accountability. But I do have a serious problem with the whole issue of quality and it has caused me to have a disagreement or two over the years with external examiners …” (more)

[An Irish Blog about Education, 2 November]

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‘My education allowed me challenge the medical profession’: Vicky Phelan receives honorary fellowship at WIT

Posted in Governance and administration on November 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Vicky Phelan has been awarded an honorary fellowship from Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). Phelan’s bravery in making public her missed CervicalCheck results led to national outcry and an investigation …” (more)

[The Journal.ie, 2 November]

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Trinity Sport Accidentally Leaks Personal Information of 168 Sports Scholar Applicants

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity Sport accidentally leaked personal information and statements of 168 applicants for the College’s sports scholarships, in an email sent out to this year’s sports scholars. In the email, which was obtained by The University Times, students were asked to fill in a form attached to accept their scholarship …” (more)

[Eleanor O’Mahony, University Times, 2 November]

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Consultation on Strategy for National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Posted in Teaching on November 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The National Forum has begun a consultation on its 2019-2021 Strategy. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2018. The National Forum is currently developing its strategy to the end of 2021. This strategy will inform teaching and learning policy and practice in the years to come. This means, if you are reading this, it is likely to impact directly upon your work or studies …” (more)

[IUA, 2 November]

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Relax, Jordan Peterson, Your Freedom of Speech Isn’t Under Threat

Posted in Governance and administration on November 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“How times change. Cast yourselves back to 2014, my first year at university – a halcyon age when you could get a naggin in Maguire’s for a €5 and Wigwam was still the Twisted Pepper – and there was, in a little-known nightclub called Hangar, an event held called Keeping Up With Bruce Jenner …” (more)

[Alanna MacNamee, Trinity News, 2 November]

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