Business School Hopes for Accreditation by 2019

Posted in Governance and administration on October 17th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Trinity Business School has ambitions to achieve triple accreditation for its courses by 2019, when it’s due to open its doors formally to students. The school is currently only accredited under the Association of MBA (AMBA), which is just one of the three main global accreditation bodies in business education …” (more)

[Grace Darcy, University Times, 17 October]

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DCU Business School receives global accreditation

Posted in Governance and administration on April 21st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University Business School has received official recognition from the world’s oldest accrediting body for business schools. The move places DCU into the top tier of of business schools across the globe, following a lengthy review process by the US-based Advance Collegiate Schools of Business …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 20 April]

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UCC to fill senior post in bid to smooth over chemical engineering degree dispute

Posted in Governance and administration on November 11th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Efforts to regain important status for a chemical engineering degree at University College Cork are continuing after management approval to fill a crucial academic vacancy. The long-standing absence of a professor or department chair was the main reason for the recent withdrawal of an important accreditation from international body IChemE …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 11 November]

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UCC bids to reverse loss of degree’s accreditation

Posted in Teaching on November 6th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Concerned chemical engineering students at University College Cork have been told every effort is being made to reverse the loss of accreditation for their degrees caused by a delay in replacing a professor. Students in the fourth and final year of process and chemical engineering recently found out they will not be eligible to register as chartered engineers …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 6 November]

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UCC Chemical Engineering students have MEng accreditation revoked

Posted in Governance and administration on November 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A group of UCC students have had their MEng accreditation revoked as the university had not replaced a lecturer after seven years. On October 5 the students of UCC Chemical Engineering were told that their MEng accreditation with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) was revoked …” (more)

[Claire Anderson, BreakingNews.ie, 4 November]

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Medical Council was split on college approval

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Medical Council’s controversial decision to give accreditation to an Irish-owned university in the Middle East at the centre of human rights concerns caused significant division within the council, documents obtained under Freedom of Information show. Fewer than two-thirds of the council members supported the proposal to accredit the facility, owned by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) …” (more)

[Caroline O’Doherty, Irish Examiner, 25 September]

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Expert finds AIT audiology degree to be on a par with international programmes

Posted in Governance and administration on October 17th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s first degree in audiology, offered by Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), is on a par with the standards of similar UK and other international programmes, according to a report …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 17 October]

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Dublin City University and All Hallows

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide details of the linkage agreement between Dublin City University and All Hallows; and if he will confirm that this agreement includes QQI approval for DCU to validate adult learning bachelor of arts degrees …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 8 July]

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Quality and Qualifications Ireland Accreditation

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills when he envisages that the QQI will determine the fees that will apply to the providers with which it engages; his views on whether the fees could possibly reach up to €5,000; if this is the case, his views on whether such a high level of fees chargeable to legacy providers would make them financially unsustainable; if he will grant a waiver for community education providers in such circumstances in relation to fees for FETAC delivery under QQI; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 8 July]

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Third Level Course Accreditation – Athlone Institute of Technology

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 19th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will take steps and measures to ensure that third level education institutions here are not allowed to commence courses until they receive full and proper accreditation from the relevant bodies, here or elsewhere within the EU; the measures that the Higher Education Authority are taking to ensure cases where programmes are cancelled in the middle of a degree are not cancelled; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 18 September]

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Why AIT’s Audiology Course Needs Accreditation

Posted in Teaching on August 26th, 2013 by steve

“Twenty-one students taking the four-year BSc degree in Audiology at AIT (Athlone Institute of Technology) in Ireland, have won a High Court case to complete three remaining years of the audiology degree course …” (more)

[Irish Deaf Kids, 25 August]

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UK audiology body refused to accredit degree last year

Posted in Governance and administration on August 10th, 2013 by steve

“The British Academy of Audiology has said it ended its interaction with Athlone Institute of Technology last year on the college’s audiology degree that was ended after a year last week …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 10 August]

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Support the Audiology Students from AIT

Posted in Governance and administration on August 9th, 2013 by steve

“Our four-year BSc course in Audiology at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) was cancelled after one year (2012-13) due to accreditation and placement issues. The college has given limited assistance meantime, leaving us out of pocket and in limbo regarding our future options. We ask the named entities to provide financial assistance to the cohort of students who were let down by AIT when their course was dropped …” (more)

[The Petition Site, 8 August]

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Institute was told not to go ahead with degree

Posted in Governance and administration on August 2nd, 2013 by steve

“… The Higher Education Authority (HEA) told AIT on Aug 1, 2012, not to proceed with the BSc in audiology. It said it would not fund the course because it did not accord with national policy on training of audiologists, and the college was told earlier last year …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 2 August]

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‘We’ve wasted over €5,000 and a year of our lives’

Posted in Governance and administration on August 1st, 2013 by steve

“Twenty-one students in the country’s only audiology course have been forced to change courses after Athlone Institute of Technology was forced to cancel the programme because of a lack of accreditation …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 1 August]

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20 audiology students in limbo after course scrapped

Posted in Governance and administration on August 1st, 2013 by steve

“More than 20 students training to be audiologists are in academic limbo after Athlone Institute of Technology cancelled the course a year into their studies …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 1 August]

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Galway get accreditation for MBA course

Posted in Governance and administration on May 20th, 2013 by steve

“NUI Galway has become the only university in the State outside Dublin to secure a prestigious international accreditation for its MBA programme …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 20 May]

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Why Higher-Education Accreditors Need International Offices

Posted in Governance and administration on March 12th, 2013 by steve

“How to make sure that educational programs that originate in one country but are delivered in another are of high quality? …” (more)

[Jason Lane and Kevin Kinser, Chronicle of Higher Education, 12 March]

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FETAC abuse must be halted – Healy Eames

Posted in Teaching on January 25th, 2013 by steve

“The issue of educational providers abusing FETAC accreditation by using additional accreditation bodies outside Ireland and advertising courses as FETAC Diplomas must be brought to an end, Fine Gael Galway Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has warned …” (more)

[Lorraine O’Hanlon, Galway Independent, 25 January]

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Talking to HETAC About Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet

Posted in Governance and administration on May 17th, 2012 by steve

“We welcome a team of accreditation experts to the LIT-Tipperary campus today as we defend several programmes that articulate the skills of jobs that do not exist yet …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View from Ireland, 17 May]

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