Dodging the Zombie Draft at UCD

Posted in Life on June 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“If Belfield were to burn, what would I mourn from my office? Not the books. Not the three filing cabinets and umpteen shelves already full of decades worth of teaching notes and administration memos and minutes. No. I’d miss three archives …” (more)

[In a Strange Land, 10 June]

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English Language Students in Ireland Still Deep In Crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on June 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The English language teaching industry in Ireland is facing an unprecedented catharsis, as a result of the impact of Covid-19. Schools, teachers and students have all been very badly hit. So what does the future hold for the different stakeholders? And can Ireland ever get back to a situation where this driver of multi-culturalism can thrive again? …” (more)

[Shamim Malekmian, Hot Press, 10 June]

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10 Educators to follow on Twitter

Posted in Teaching on June 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Being on Twitter has been a huge learning experience for me. There are so many brilliant teachers and scientists on the platform that I would never have come across if I had adopted the attitude that it’s all just people taking photos of their dinner. Oh for the good old days, you might say, before that totalitarians escape! …” (more)

[Tales from Academia, 10 June]

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Black Lives Matter: UCD Academics, Students and Administration Support Movement

Posted in Governance and administration on June 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Thousands marched to the US Embassy in Dublin on Monday, 1st of June, to protest the death of George Floyd and to support the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality in the US. The protests in the US have sparked a world-wide movement calling for an end to racism. The protest that day was not only in solidarity with protestors in the US but also against the racial discrimination and abuse faced by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) in Ireland …” (more)

[Mahnoor Choudhry, College Tribune, 10 June]

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Universities not ready for online learning – U-Multirank

Posted in Teaching on June 10th, 2020 by steve

International“Universities around the world were largely unprepared for a sudden switch to online learning prior to the COVID-19 pandemic – with only a third providing full online courses in some form, according to data collected for the 2020 edition of U-Multirank …” (more)

[Nic Mitchell, University World News, 9 June]

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Irish universities climb up latest global rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on June 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Five of Ireland’s top six universities have climbed up the latest set of global rankings with Trinity College Dublin placing just outside the top 100. The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings indicate that the improved performance is linked to a stronger academic reputation and a higher proportion of international faculty members …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 10 June]

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For Many Students, Summer Jobs Pay for College. Now That’s Gone

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Life on June 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“As someone who has embarked on several short-lived careers to fund my luxurious lifestyle of Xi’an spicy chips, sustainable vintage clothing and various summer trips, the prospect of not being able to earn money for the foreseeable future is a daunting and stressful one …” (more)

[Ella Connolly, University Times, 9 June]

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Going to college: Tips for CAO applicants preparing for the college year ahead

Posted in Teaching on June 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Currently, third level institutions are working hard to prepare for the return of students in September. As a result, we are starting to gain an understanding of what third level might look like in the next academic year …” (more)

[Aoife Walsh, Independent, 10 June]

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