Higher Education Authority faith in University of Limerick ‘questionable’ – Imelda Munster TD

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin member of the Public Accounts Committee Imelda Munster TD, has issued a scathing rebuke of the testimony from representatives of the Higher Education Authority (HEA), who were before the Committee today …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 1 July]

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UCDSU Criticise ‘Discriminatory Two-Tiered Re-opening’ of Society

Posted in Governance and administration on July 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Ruairí Power, President of University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) decried the planned implementation of a vaccine pass by the government in a press release today stating that ‘The Government’s plans for a discriminatory two-tiered re-opening of indoor dining is concerning’. Power believes that students are being left behind yet another time, a move which he described as ‘incredibly disheartening’ …” (more)

[Hugh Dooley, College Tribune, 1 July]

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Higher Education Authority to tell committee it aims to respect colleges’ autonomy

Posted in Governance and administration on July 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The body with responsibility for governance at third-level institutions will tell the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that it aims to be ‘respectful of institutional autonomy’. The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is set to appear before the PAC this morning in what is set to be a seismic hearing with regard to specific examples of questionable governance among Ireland’s universities …” (more)

[Cianan Brennan, Irish Examiner, 1 July]

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One Year On, How is the Department of Higher Education Faring?

Posted in Governance and administration on July 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A year ago this week, the Department of Higher and Further Education, Research, Innovation and Science was formed. An election promise of Micheál Martin, the new department was quickly brought to the fore when it was announced that outgoing Minister for Health Simon Harris – one of the most high-profile politicians in the country – would be leading it …” (more)

[Jody Druce and Emer Moreau, University Times, 1 July]

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Chair of MTU Governing Body says Kerry will not be outpost to Cork

Posted in Governance and administration on July 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Kerry will not be an outpost to Cork in the Munster Technological University. That’s according to the new Chairperson of the MTU’s Governing Body, Jimmy Deenihan …” (more)

[Radio Kerry, 1 July]

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Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on July 1st, 2021 by steve

IrelandRichard Boyd Barrett (Dún Laoghaire, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department and the Higher Education Authority will assist and support Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology as the last remaining institute of technology to join the Technological University through a section 38 of the Technological Universities Act 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 29 June]

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Tailored approach needed to catch-up learning post-COVID

Posted in Teaching on July 1st, 2021 by steve

International“Nearly a year and a half after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, universities are no longer what they used to be. International mobility has been affected heavily, many universities have faced severe financial problems and campuses worldwide have been locked down for weeks or even months …” (more)

[Gero Federkeil and Frans van Vught, University World News, 26 June]

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