Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be vaccinated so they can sit their exams?

Posted in Teaching on January 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Do you think Leaving Cert students should be vaccinated sooner so that they can sit their State exams this summer? Today the Business Post reported that ministers have discussed the possibility of vaccinating Leaving Cert students earlier, so that the ‘established’ version of the written exams can take place …” (more)

[Gráinne Ní Aodha, TheJournal.ie, 10 January]

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UCD Renews Relations With Chinese Government Through Confucius Centre

Posted in Governance and administration on January 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin has reaffirmed its relations with the Chinese Government following a restructuring of the previously controversial Confucius Centre. The Centre was once described as a ‘foreign mission’ to spread teachings that amount to ‘Chinese Communist Party propaganda’. In July 2020, it was announced that the scheme that established the Confucius Centre in UCD was going to be reorganized …” (more)

[Casey Conway, College Tribune, 9 January]

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Exam Mitigation Measures Should Not Continue Past Pandemic, Says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration on January 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity’s branch of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has said that mitigation measures for assessment should only be introduced in ‘exceptional’ circumstances and should not continue past the coronavirus crisis …” (more)

[Sárán Fogarty, University Times, 9 January]

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