Here’s to 2020/2021

Posted in Teaching on August 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Today is the start of the new academic year for me. I’ve only two resit scripts to mark so the academic year 2019/2020 is essentially over – at last. So planning for next academic year begins now …” (more)

[Tales from Academia, 24 August]

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Tributes Paid to ‘Irreplaceable’ Professor Brian Fynes

Posted in Life on August 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Last week, University College Dublin’s (UCD) College of Business announced the passing of Professor Brian Fynes following a short illness. The professor of Supply Chain Management, whose connection to UCD stretched back to his days as an undergraduate, had been a cherished faculty member of the College since 1990 …” (more)

[Gemma Farrell, College Tribune, 24 August]

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‘Higher risk of students cheating in online assessments’

Posted in Teaching on August 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The qualifications standards watchdog has alerted colleges to the greater possibility of students cheating because of the reliance on online assessment due to the impact of Covid-19 …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 24 August]

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Six New College Buildings is Music to the Ears of Third-Level’s Stakeholders

Posted in Governance and administration on August 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Higher Education Minister Simon Harris had some good news this week for higher education’s big stakeholders, after announcing the tender for six new higher education buildings across the country. The new buildings – which are part of Project Ireland 2040 – will be built in Cork IT, IT Tralee, Technological University Dublin, Athlone IT and IADT, and are expected to allow an additional 8,000 students to enrol in higher education …” (more)

[University Times, 23 August]

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Report finds NUI Galway gives priority to English version of name on signage

Posted in Governance and administration on August 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“An Irish language report has found that NUI Galway gives priority to the English version of the university’s name when used alongside the logo on signage …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 23 August]

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