Names and Faces: the Academic Frontline

Posted in Teaching on July 19th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“As I start the final movement of this blog diary, I’m thinking of what lies ahead. According to my university’s press releases, my students will be on campus 40 to 60% of the time next semester. I wonder what they’ll be doing there? Where will they go when it rains? I’m especially wondering who is planning the ‘student experience’ for our first-year cohort in French …” (more)

[In a Strange Land, 19 July]

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‘The University does not care about their students’ – UCD Student with Disabilities

Posted in Governance and administration on July 19th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Concern over how University College Dublin (UCD) will be able to safely bring students back onto campus is growing among the student population, particularly amongst students with disabilities or serious illnesses. When updating students about how teaching will commence on campus during the summer semester, the only reference to these students is that the university is exploring options to protect vulnerable students …” (more)

[Stephen Kisbey-Green, College Tribune, 19 July]

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Leaving Cert students left in the dark amid mountains of data

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on July 19th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The suggestion is that this year’s Leaving Cert results are delayed because they need to be able to stand up to scrutiny, but students are still in the dark about what ‘standardisation’ entails. And now it would seem they could remain in the dark about the particulars of this process until after they receive their results …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 18 July]

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How POC Students Feel Marginalised on Irish Campuses

Posted in Life on July 19th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Since the 1990s, Ireland has witnessed a large wave of social change, including in schools, universities and workplaces. The majority of current Black Irish university students are the children of first generation immigrants that made this place their home – a country that prides itself on immigration …” (more)

[Tolani Adeleye, Demilade Adeniran and Melanie Fidel, University Times, 18 July]

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Landscape of post-pandemic transnational higher education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 19th, 2020 by steve

International“The COVID-19 pandemic impacts the landscape of transnational higher education (TNHE) in three dimensions: student mobility, economic recession and international political tension. As a health catastrophe, COVID-19 affects cross-border mobility, opening up opportunities for TNHE to absorb the demand for international qualifications …” (more)

[Agustian Sutrisno, University World News, 18 July]

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Discrimination and Apathy: Students Describe Culture of Racism on Campuses

Posted in Life on July 19th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“On placement, Trinity student nurse Florence Nwaje has had to learn to ignore patients telling her that her skin looks like ‘dirt’. College, she told The University Times, does not provide students with the necessary training for dealing with racism while on placement …” (more)

[Tolani Adeleye, Demilade Adeniran, Melanie Fidel and Cormac Watson, University Times, 18 July]

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