Dundalk IT Staff Vote For Industrial Action By Record Margin

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Staff at DkIT have voted by 99.1% to 0.9% to engage in industrial action in a dispute which they describe as ‘the failure of DKIT’s President’s Office and Institute Administration to adhere to national collective agreements, respect industrial relations mechanisms and engage in transparent and meaningful consultation on a range of issues’. Frustration has been building for months regarding the Institute’s strategic future …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 2 November]

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‘Why are you here?’: CIT graduate says mentorship is key to Traveller students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Mentorship is key to helping Traveller students progress to third level, according to a member of the Travelling community who has become the first woman in her family to graduate. ‘Why are you here?’: CIT graduate says mentorship is key to Traveller students. Breda Hogan was among the students conferred at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) yesterday where she received her level eight degree in business administration …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 1 November]

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Plan to increase student numbers will boost local coffers by €30m

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick (UL) has announced plans to increase student numbers by 4,000, bringing enrolments to 20,000 over the next five years. The midwest university will create 330 jobs, bringing staff numbers up to 1,930, to support the 25% increase in students …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 2 November]

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UCD’s gender equality action plan

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Last November, The University Observer reported on UCD’s gender imbalance problem, specifically relating to the lack of women in senior-level staff positions. At the time, only 30% of UCD Heads of School were women and only 24% of UCD full professors were women. The target is a 40% balance …” (more)

[Jade Wilson, University Observer, 1 November]

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