Trinity to commission four new sculptures of women for display in Old Library

Posted in Governance and administration on November 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin is to commission four new sculptures – all representing women scholars – for display in the Long Room of the Old Library. The announcement comes a year after the university called on staff and students to submit nominations …” (more)

[Louise Kennedy, Independent, 26 November]

Tags: ,

Large Lectures Should Stay Online for Good, Says Top College Group

Posted in Teaching on November 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity students could have all large lectures held online permanently in the future, after a recommendation that lecture theatres with a capacity of over 100 be repurposed for ‘collaborative learning’ …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 26 November]

Tags: , , ,

Education around consent should be a requirement, not an option in third level institutions – Harris

Posted in Governance and administration on November 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A survey is set to be carried out into harassment, sexual harassment and bullying in the country’s higher education institutions. The survey, which will look into harassment and bullying of both staff and students, was confirmed by Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris …” (more)

[Michelle McGlynn, Irish Examiner, 26 November]

Tags: , , , , ,

Minister Harris confirms survey into harassment, sexual harassment and bullying of staff and students in higher education institutions

Posted in Governance and administration on November 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has confirmed a survey is to be carried out into harassment, sexual harassment and bullying of both staff and students in our higher education institutions …” (more)

[Maura O’Shea, HEA, 26 November]

Tags: , , , ,

Studying Higher Education Decision-Making

Posted in Research on November 26th, 2020 by steve

International“One of the things that I find most interesting about higher education studies is how there are all these completely different regional/national literatures that pay almost no attention to one another. For instance, in North America, higher education studies mostly come out of sociology and mostly deal with how institutions and institutional policies affect students …” (more)

[Alex Usher, HESA, 26 November]

Colleges must report annual bullying and sexual harassment figures

Posted in Governance and administration on November 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“All third level colleges are to be required to measure cases of sexual harassment and bullying of staff and students as part of new ‘zero tolerance’ initiative to create safe campuses for all. Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris TD is to announce on Thursday that higher education institutions will be required to record and report these statistics annually from now on …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 26 November]

Tags: , , , ,

INMO Launches Petition to Pay Nursing Interns a Living Wage

Posted in Governance and administration on November 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has launched a petition calling on Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to pay nursing interns the same rate as healthcare assistants. Final-year nursing students are required to complete an internship before finishing their degree. Interns are currently paid the minimum wage …” (more)

[Sárán Fogarty, University Times, 25 November]

Tags: , , ,

Leaving Cert students ‘face burnout’ from constant testing in class

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on November 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Secondary students are feeling ‘unrelenting pressure’ as a result of constant testing from teachers who say the results may determine their Leaving Cert grades if exams are cancelled next year. The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union will tell the Oireachtas education committee on Thursday that many exam-year classes are sitting monthly or weekly exams …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 25 November]

Tags: , , ,

Ireland’s youth are let down by barriers to higher education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s higher education system has been engulfed with crises for over a decade now. Students are up against countless challenges to get into and stay in college and the situation is constantly deteriorating further. Students and their struggles are not highlighted enough in the media. It is barbaric that the fourth wealthiest country in the EU somehow can’t scrounge enough money together to pay student contribution fees …” (more)

[Emma Nevin, The College View, 25 November]

Tags: , , , ,

Parties on campus lead to increased disciplinary action from DCU Campus Rez

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A series of gatherings in breach of Covid-19 restrictions have caused DCU Campus Residences to increase disciplinary actions towards tenants. This comes after a party with a gathering was hosted on the 11th of this month in House 11 in College Park Residences on campus. An inside source confirmed that the gathering was hosted by a short stay renter and had people from outside of DCU in attendance, including some students from Queens University Belfast …” (more)

[Niamh Quinlan, The College View, 25 November]

Tags: ,