TCD to teach first course in regional cities

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 17th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has begun reaching out to the regions by offering its first course that will be taught in Cork, Limerick, and Galway as well as Dublin. The level nine postgraduate certificate in innovation and enterprise development will be marketed to job-seekers and aspiring entrepreneurs …” (more)

[Michael Cogley, Independent, 17 February]

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Why lack of knowledge is at the core of third level’s problems

Posted in Teaching on February 17th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“I think it’s fairly obvious from my last post that I’ve found the last few weeks quite stressful. I’ve been really disappointed with the quality of work I’ve been getting from students and not just work that has been done under the pressure of the exam hall. The continuous assessment work has been the big disappointment …” (more)

[An Irish Blog about Education, 17 February]

10 Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Made in Irish Universities Since 2015

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 17th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Since 2015, 10 allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault and inappropriate behaviour have been made against staff members in Irish universities …” (more)

[Orla Murnaghan, University Times, 16 February]

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Overworked and isolated: the rising epidemic of loneliness in academia

Posted in Life, Research on February 17th, 2019 by steve

“Universities were created to be places where people learn and educate together. But a UK survey has found 46% of researchers feel lonely at work. Social isolation is particularly common among early career academics – 64% of PhD candidates report such feelings …” (more)

[Olivier Sibai and others, The Conversation, 29 January]