Limerick college drawing up contingency plans for ‘delivering module content’ amid coronavirus fears

Posted in Governance and administration on March 7th, 2020 by steve

“Academics at Mary Immaculate College have been told to urgently devise contingency plans for ‘delivering module content’ in the event of there being on-campus restrictions due to the coronavirus. While there are no restrictions at place at present, MIC president, Professor Eugene Wall wrote to academics and other staff in recent days following a meeting of the MIC Covid-19 Response Team …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 7 March]

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‘Dangerous levels of staff bullying’ alleged at University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 7th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Staff at University of Limerick are reportedly being subjected to ‘bullying and harassment’ under what has been described as ‘dictatorship’ management within the university. The university’s union, UL-Unite, also stated in its February newsletter that members have claimed bullying has ‘escalated to a very dangerous level’, and is affecting the mental health of some staff …” (more)

[Rebecca Laffan, Limerick Leader, 7 March]

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Third-level funding and student access

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 7th, 2020 by steve

“Sir, – Higher education funding is 40% less now than it was a decade ago. If we are to maintain quality and equity of access for students, we need to ensure that the sector is funded properly. Colleges have been valiantly trying to uphold standards while they are being starved of funding …” (more)

[Laura Harmon, Irish Times, 7 March]

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Remembering Mary Ryan: one of the trailblazers of our education system

Posted in Life on March 7th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“This year, third-level colleges were granted approval for 20 women-only professorships, an initiative aimed at tackling gender inequality in higher education. The journey towards gender equality within academia has been long and difficult. With that in mind, University College Cork, celebrating its 175th year in 2020, is highlighting Mary Ryan for this year’s International Women’s Day …” (more)

[Timothy O’Connor, Irish Examiner, 7 March]

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Staff, Students Returning from ‘At Risk’ Areas Face Two-Week Ban from Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on March 7th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Staff and students returning from areas identified as ‘high risk’ will be banned from the College for two weeks after they arrive back in Ireland, Trinity announced tonight, in a move to reduce the risk that the disease will spread …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 6 March]

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Coronavirus latest: CIT prepares for possible campus closure

Posted in Governance and administration on March 7th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“CIT has told its staff to bring their laptops home this weekend amid concerns over the current coronavirus outbreak. It has also cancelled all travel to areas affected by the outbreak. In an advisory issued to staff this afternoon, management said they are continuing to monitor and review their risk assessments and adopt advice provided by the HSE for the education sector …” (more)

[Mary Corcoran, EchoLive, 6 March]

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