New legislation must be backed up with better funding for third level, committee told

Posted in Governance and administration on July 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Legislative reform of the higher education sector will be ‘meaningless’ if institutions do not receive adequate funding, an Oireachtas committee has been told. Director General of the Irish Universities Association, Jim Miley, welcomed the Government’s Higher Education Authority Bill 2021, but he said the issue of ‘serious underfunding’ of the sector must also be addressed …” (more)

[Ellen O’Riordan, Irish Times, 7 July]

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Labour by-election candidate Ivana Bacik will only consider giving up her Trinity College professorship after the result

Posted in Governance and administration on July 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Labour Party Senator Ivana Bacik has insisted she will only consider giving up her lucrative professorship in Trinity College Dublin after the Dublin Bay South by-election result is known. Ms Bacik is currently taking a career break from her role as an associate professor in the university …” (more)

[Philip Ryan, Independent, 6 July]

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Interaction in Lectures

Posted in Teaching on July 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“There’s been dismay among many students at the University of Manchester at the news that said institution is planning to keep lectures online next year. If the reason for that decision were that campuses are likely to be closed again by September then I would consider it wise, but it seems this is to be a permanent thing; see the following excerpt …” (more)

[In the Dark, 6 July]

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