Three third-level colleges face penalties over ‘poor performance’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 15th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Three colleges which have performed poorly in a new assessment process for the higher education sector face financial penalties running into hundreds of thousands of euro. Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology and the National College of Art and Design have been warned they risk losing €1 million in State funding unless they tackle deficiencies in a number of areas …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 15 March]

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NCAD Student Action view appointment of new director with ‘absolute scepticism’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“NCAD Student Action have criticised the appointment of Bernard Hanratty, a former managing director at the Citigroup Bank, as the acting director of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD). Speaking to Trinity News, the group said that …” (more)

[Caoimhe Brennan, Trinity News, 11 February]

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Three-year plan to help institutes break even

Posted in Governance and administration on January 5th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Five of the country’s third-level institutes have been put on a three-year plan to help them to become more financially stable. Dundalk IT, Waterford IT, Letterkenny IT, Galway Mayo IT and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) will look to boost revenue streams …” (more)

[Wayne O’Connor, Independent, 5 January]

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Five third-level colleges financially vulnerable

Posted in Governance and administration on January 4th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dundalk IT, Waterford IT, Letterkenny IT, Galway Mayo IT and NCAD are in difficulty. At least five third-level institutions across Ireland are in financially vulnerable positions as they struggle to cope with cuts in State funding and rising student numbers …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 4 January]

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NCAD board meeting to discuss recruiting new director

Posted in Governance and administration on October 8th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The board of the financially-troubled National College of Art and Design (NCAD) is due to meet on Friday to discuss the recruitment of a new director after the resignation of Prof Declan McGonagle …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 8 October]

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Four colleges financially vulnerable, PAC committee told

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

Ireland“Four institutes of technology and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin are in a ‘vulnerable’ financial position, the chief executive of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has said. Addressing the Dáil Public Accounts Committee, Tom Boland said the issue affected NCAD, Dundalk IT, Waterford IT, Letterkenny IT and Galway Mayo IT ‘to varying degrees’ …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 24 September]

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With NCAD Director’s Retirement, Evidence of the Impact of Student Protests

Posted in Governance and administration on September 14th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The announcement last Friday that the Director of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Professor Declan McGonagle, will retire at the end of the year was largely met with relief from students and should be interpreted as a victory for the student protest movement …” (more)

[University Times, 13 September]

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Following a Year of Student Protests, NCAD Director Announces Retirement

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

Ireland“The Director of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Professor Declan McGonagle, has announced that he will retire from his position at the end of 2015, in a year when he faced intense pressure from students, alumni and staff over controversial college practices …” (more)

[Sinéad Baker, University Times, 11 September]

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New board for under-fire National College of Art and Design

Posted in Governance and administration on June 17th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A new board has been announced for the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) aimed at strengthening its governance and financial controls after recent controversies. Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan has named six new appointees including Niamh Brennan, academic director of the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 16 June]

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NCAD rejects censor claim over withdrawal of nude from show

Posted in Governance and administration on June 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) has rejected claims of censorship after a student withdrew an image depicting its director, Prof Declan McGonagle, in the nude from an end-of-term exhibition …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 12 June]

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NCAD Student Action march to the Department of Education

Posted in Governance and administration on May 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Students gathered at NCAD Thursday before marching to the Department of Education in protest over fee increases, structural changes and lack of transparency around college accounts …” (more, video)

[Oisin Vince Coulter, Trinity News, 28 May]

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The Director Speaks in a Church: Student Protests against the Management of NCAD

Posted in Governance and administration on April 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“This is the third text in our small series on art education in Ireland. Niamh Moriarty and Eimear Walshe, NCAD Student Action protest group members, were invited to give a report on recent events that have taken place over the last few weeks at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, from their own perspective. We have also invited the management of NCAD to offer a response to recent events …” (more)

[paper visual art journal, 28 April]

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NCAD staff members critical of management

Posted in Governance and administration on April 15th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A group of staff members at the National College of Art and Design have expressed no confidence in the leadership of the college. At a meeting this afternoon, they overwhelmingly supported a motion expressing no confidence in the ability of senior management to plan for the long-term fiscal and academic future of the college …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 15 April]

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Education Versus Neo-Liberalism

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

Ireland“The ongoing events in the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) speak to a larger and slowly emerging crisis in the Irish educational system …” (more)

[Bryan Wall, Irish Left Review, 10 April]

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NCAD students receive support from around the world

Posted in Governance and administration on April 8th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Students at the National College of Art and Design garnered support from art institutions and individuals from all around the world. Some 300 students staged a mass sit-in at the college last month, after the college’s director failed to meet them as planned to discuss their concerns for their education …” (more)

[Laura Colgan, The College View, 8 April]

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Third Level Data – National College of Art and Design

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on April 2nd, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Jonathan O’Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of students registered as attending the National College of Art and Design during each year since 2006, in tabular form, showing full-time and part-time registrations …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 1 April]

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‘Identify other students willing to take action’ – NCAD protesters at TCD

Posted in Governance and administration on April 1st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The organisers of this month’s protests at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) have urged Trinity class reps to pursue direct action against college management following the passing of new and increased student charges last week …” (more)

[Catherine Healy, Trinity News, 31 March]

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At NCAD, Protests Resulting from the Trappings of a Shift in Ideology

Posted in Governance and administration on March 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A shift in ideology and the resulting student disillusionment has thrown the future of contemporary art in Ireland into a suspended state, following protests of student groups and alumni from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) …” (more)

[Sinéad Baker, University Times, 28 March]

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Supporting The NCAD Students

Posted in Governance and administration on March 26th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“As academics in Ireland and those working abroad, we write to express our solidarity with the students currently taking action at the National College of Art and Design …” (more)

[Broadsheet.ie, 26 March]

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Staff at NCAD issue letter of support to students

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

Ireland“Staff at the National College of Art and Design issued a letter of support to students after they staged a mass sit-in at the college yesterday. Some 40 staff members signed the letter of solidarity addressed to the students …” (more)

[Laura Colgan, The College View, 25 March]

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