Let’s Have More Engagement From Lecturers

Posted in Teaching on December 30th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“I recently met with one of my lecturers to discuss prospective essay titles for an upcoming assignment. Full disclosure: it was probably one of the most anxiety-inducing events of my month thus far (and I have the dubious pleasure of working in a bar during Twelve Pubs December) …” (more)

[Alanna MacNamee, University Times, 29 December]

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Zhang, Larkin and Lucey, ‘The Connected University: Ireland’s Higher Education Institutions and Their Knowledge Exchange Activities’

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

IrelandAbstract: We present the results of a survey of Irish higher education staff, the aim of which was to ascertain a broad picture of the nature and extent of their engagement with various stakeholders. Contrary to the stereotype of academics living in ‘ivory towers’ and not being engaged with ‘the real world’ the evidence here is quite different. A broad level of engagement is evident across four main realms – commercialisation, engagement with persons, with communities and in problem solving situations. 33% responded that they saw their research mainly having relevance for non-commercial external bodies, with 22% seeing it mainly as having commercial research. Direct engagement in commercial activity is limited with 8% having taken out a patent or formed a consultancy … (more)

Zhang, Qiantao and Larkin, Charles James and Lucey, Brian M, The Connected University: Ireland’s Higher Education Institutions and Their Knowledge Exchange Activities (October 9, 2015).

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HEA Enterprise Draft Strategy 2015

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The HEA seeks input on a draft enterprise engagement strategy. Please submit your views to skills@hea.ie or to the Higher Education Authority, Crampton Avenue, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 …” (more, download)

[Higher Education Authority, 10 March]

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The International Initiatives of Universities – A Taxonomy of Modes of Engagement and Institutional Logics

Posted in Governance and administration on March 25th, 2013 by steve

International“Like entrepreneurs in other sectors of our modern economy, many universities are in a rush to fill a relatively new and expanding market …” (more)

[Richard Edelstein and John Aubrey Douglass, GlobalHigherEd, 24 March]

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