Government reliance on business funding for third level criticised by IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration on November 11th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Joan Donegan, General Secretary of the Irish Federation of University (IFUT), said that the ever-increasing emphasis by Government on the need to adapt University Education to the immediate needs of industry and business is very concerning …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 10 November]

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Government plans for €250,000 a year trophy-staff will further undermine Third-Level Education, says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration on November 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Government plans to pay exorbitant salaries to attract a small number of ‘top researchers’ to Ireland is like lighting matches to drive away the cold and will further exacerbate the crisis in Third-Level Education, the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has said. Joan Donegan, General Secretary of IFUT, said that …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 10 November]

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IFUT welcomes new Gender Equality Initiative

Posted in Governance and administration on November 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has welcomed the initiative by Minister Mary Mitchell-O’Connor to launch a new task force to address the issue of gender inequality in third-level education …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 5 November]

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IFUT critical of lack of funding for third-level education in Budget

Posted in Governance and administration on October 11th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has expressed disappointment at the absence of any specific direct funding initiatives to support third-level education in this year’s Budget …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 10 October]

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Lack of progress on gender imbalance in university promotions ‘very disappointing’, says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration on July 19th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“New statistics from the HEA today showing that the level of women in university professorship positions has increased by just two percent to 21% over the last year is ‘very disappointing’ and requires urgent attention and focus by university management, Joan Donegan, incoming General Secretary of the Irish Federations of University Teachers (IFUT), said today …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 19 July]

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Industrial relations failures forcing women into equality ‘limbo’ says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Women seeking to pursue cases on career progression in the workplace are being both delayed and discouraged by an effective failure of industrial relations processes in this area, Joan Donegan, incoming General Secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has stated …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 4 May]

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Government must allocate resources to support measures in report of Expert Group on Equality in universities, says IFUT

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

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has welcomed the Report of the Expert Group on Equality in Universities, chaired by Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, but said dedicated resources are required to facilitate its implementation. Ms Joan Donegan, Deputy General Secretary of IFUT, said the clear targets being set to bring about gender equality in three years phases …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 27 June]

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IFUT appoints new Assistant General Secretary

Posted in Governance and administration on May 27th, 2011 by steve

“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has appointed Ms Joan Donegan as Assistant General Secretary. Ms Donegan was previously employed as a Branch Organiser (Industrial Relations Official) with SIPTU. She is a qualified Mediator and has an MA from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in Conflict Resolution Studies …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 26 May]

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