CICE staff will continue industrial action against ‘loss of autonomy’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 8th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Former staff members of the Church of Ireland College of Further Education will continue their industrial action against poor treatment, loss of personal benefits, loss of autonomy and the termination of programmes following the college’s incorporation into DCU last year …” (more)

[Aaron Gallagher, The College View, 8 February]

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Staff and students protesting at former CICE site in Rathmines

Posted in Governance and administration on January 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Board of Governors of the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) has repeatedly sought assistance from the Department of Education in attempting to resolve issues with staff there through the Workplace Relations Commission, Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 27 January]

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Staff and students at former Church of Ireland college protest

Posted in Governance and administration on January 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Staff and students at the former Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) in Dublin’s Rathmines are to stage a protest on Friday at what they claim has been a failure to resolve serious issues since the college was moved to Drumcondra last year. The protest will take place at its former Rathmines location …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 26 January]

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Higher Education Institutions Staff – Dublin City University

Posted in Governance and administration on October 27th, 2016 by steve

IrelandRichard Boyd Barrett (Dún Laoghaire, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that, as a result of the merger of the former Church of Ireland College of Education and other training colleges with Dublin City University, a person and their son (details supplied) have now been made homeless following eviction by the college from the person’s accommodation, despite assurances that accommodation, which had been part of their employment arrangements with the college, would continue to be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 25 October]

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DCU incorporation reaches official completion

Posted in Governance and administration on October 26th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The DCU Incorporation Programme was finalised at the end of September, officially joining DCU, St Patricks College, Mater Dei and CICE as one legal entity …” (more)

[The College View, 26 October]

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New DCU, old discrimination

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on August 28th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The newly formed DCU Institute of Education caused controversy only days into its existence. The faculty has been formed following the full incorporation of three educational institutes into the university, namely St Patrick’s College, Mater Dei and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) …” (more)

[Brion Hoban, The College View, 27 August]

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DCU courses to move to All Hallows

Posted in Governance and administration on April 6th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Students of Fiontar on the DCU Glasnevin Campus have been informed that their lectures will take place on the All Hallows campus next year. The move comes as part of the incorporation between DCU, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Mater Dei Institute of Education and Church of Ireland College of Education. ‘The New DCU’ will be rolled out from September 2016 with a wide range of changes taking place across campuses and across disciplines …” (more)

[The College View, 6 April]

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What will DCU Incorporation mean for the University?

Posted in Governance and administration on January 28th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The DCU Incorporation Programme is the planned coming together of St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Mater Dei Institute of Education and Church of Ireland College of Education with Dublin City University – the New DCU …” (more, video)

[Dublin City University, YouTube, 28 January]

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DCU likely buyer for All Hallows College in Drumcondra

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

Ireland“Dublin City University has emerged as the preferred bidder to acquire the All Hallows College and grounds at Gracepark Road in Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Although detailed negotiations have been ongoing for several weeks the parties have yet to reach a binding agreement …” (more)

[Jack Fagan, Irish Times, 11 February]

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DCU to merge with St Pat’s

Posted in Governance and administration on February 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“All students to be registered as DCU students by 2016. St Patrick’s College, Mater Dei and Church of Ireland College of Education are set to merge with Dublin City University (DCU) in the coming academic year in the first iteration of DCU Incorporation …” (more)

[Bryan Grogan, Campus.ie, 9 February]

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New teaching institute sparks religious row

Posted in Governance and administration on June 30th, 2014 by steve

“A row is brewing over plans for a new multidenominational Institute of Education at Dublin City University, which will train Catholic and Protestant teachers together for the first time …” (more)

[Sarah Mac Donald, Independent, 30 June]

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Quinn advises teachers to study RE to boost their job prospects

Posted in Teaching on June 21st, 2014 by steve

“Teachers seeking to maximise their job prospects would be advised to study religious education, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has said at the announcement of a major reform in teacher training …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, June 21]

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New DCU Institute to transform Irish educational landscape

Posted in Governance and administration on June 20th, 2014 by steve

“Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD has today launched a report outlining the vision and structure of a ground-breaking new Institute of Education which will improve the quality of education for all the children of Ireland …” (more)

[Dublin City University, 20 June]

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Protestant primary teacher training

Posted in Governance and administration on May 15th, 2013 by steve

“Sir, – Norman Henry’s letter (May 14th) is at best selective in what he says and in his interpretation of Adrian Oughton’s remarks at Synod. Trinity College authorities may indeed be willing to accept ‘the Protestant young people who wish to train as primary teachers’, however this would not be as part of any Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) course …” (more)

[Ian Berry, Irish Times, 15 May]

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Synod warned of threat which could close majority of Church of Ireland schools

Posted in Governance and administration on May 11th, 2013 by steve

“… The synod also heard that Church of Ireland College of Education in Dublin was effectively prevented from being taken into the Trinity College centre. ‘Trinity by its actions in effect refused to accept as undergraduates Protestant young men and women who wish to be primary teachers’, Mr Oughton said …” (more)

[Dan Keenan, Irish Times, 11 May]

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Trinity College Dublin and Church of Ireland College of Education Joint Statement

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

“Both Trinity and CICE are involved in developing their relationships with other partners following the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills in September 2012 of his new policy on Initial Teacher Education …” (more)

[Trinity College Dublin, 2 April]

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CICE to sever ties with Trinity

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2013 by steve

“The Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) has unanimously passed a motion to terminate its longstanding relationship with Trinity College Dublin …” (more)

[Vladimir Rakhmanin, University Times, 5 March]

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