Areas for improvement highlighted in new quality report card on DCU

Posted in Governance and administration on May 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Inconsistencies in the level of training and guidance provided to postgraduate research students who teach undergraduates at Dublin City University (DCU), have been highlighted in a new quality report card on the institution. Practice varies depending on individual programme chairpersons and module co-ordinators, according to a report carried out for the higher education regulatory watchdog, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 8 May]

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Concern over lack of training for doctoral students in teaching roles at DCU

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Concern over the lack of training for doctoral students who are given teaching roles has been flagged in a new review of Dublin City University by the State’s regulator for higher education qualifications. It is the first wide-ranging quality review to be carried out of an Irish university by a team of academics commissioned by the Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 8 May]

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Managerialism in Irish Universities, revisited

Posted in Governance and administration on November 19th, 2012 by steve

I put this 20-minute presentation together for the IALT conference last weekend. It briefly reviews the literature on managerialism in Irish universities, and then summarises developments over the past year. It ends with the proposed Universities (Amendment) Bill.  It’s available as a slideshow here, and for those who want further or more detailed reading there’s a handout here.

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Qualifications and Quality Assurance Education and Training Bill 2011: Report and Final Stages

Posted in Legal issues on July 12th, 2012 by steve

“… Senator Sean D Barrett: My concern is that this is adding yet another layer of bureaucracy. At present two people are responsible, the person who gives the lectures and the external examiner. We had a very good discussion with the Minister of State on that point and he assured me that it will remain and has been a feature of Irish universities for 400 to 500 years …” (more)

[Seanad Éireann, 11 July]

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