Higher Education Authority’s review powers in spotlight

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A legal review of the Higher Education Authority’s (HEA) powers to undertake investigations and reviews in third-level colleges has held up a report on spinout companies at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) that was due out a year ago …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 19 October]

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Higher education chief steps down amid tensions over third-level funding

Posted in Governance and administration on August 22nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The sudden resignation of the chief executive of the Higher Education Authority is being blamed on increasing control over the agency’s activities by the Department of Education coupled with a lack of progress on the third-level funding issue …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 22 August]

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Higher Education Authority chief’s retirement raises concerns

Posted in Governance and administration on August 22nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The sudden resignation of Higher Education Authority (HEA) chief executive Graham Love has prompted questions about the relationship between the funding body and the Department of Education. Although there have also been internal tensions with his board, Mr Love’s resignation is understood to be mainly due to frustration with the tight control of the department over the HEA and its work …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 22 August]

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Universities should not chase world league tables – HEA chief

Posted in Governance and administration on October 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s top colleges should not place their strategic focus on trying to rise up international university league tables, the new chairman of the Higher Education Authority has said …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 14 October]

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Calls to reform third-level structures to reduce ‘hand-holding’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Management structures in third-level colleges need reform to reduce the amount of ‘hand-holding’ being undertaken by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) with them, said its incoming chairman …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 14 October]

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Meeting of the Committee on Education and Skills, Thursday 13 October 2016

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Meeting of the Committee on Education and Skills, Thursday 13 October 2016, Webcast Recording. CR1, LH 2000, 9.00 a.m. Non-payment of maintenance grants to students attending private higher education colleges [Representatives from Wake Up SUSI] and Engagement with Mr Michael Horgan, Chairperson Designate, Higher Education Authority (HEA)” (video).

[Houses of the Oireachtas, 13 October]

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New Higher Education Authority board given added business focus

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

Ireland“The former chief executive of the Royal College of Surgeons has been appointed chair of Higher Education Authority (HEA) by Minister for Education Richard Bruton. It is one of a series of business and management-focused appointments which Mr Bruton has made at a time when funding has emerged as the biggest issue facing the third level sector …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 27 July]

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