University Governance Bill to Come Before Government in Next Term

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 20th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The controversial Higher Education Authority Bill will come before the government in its next term, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Further and Higher Education has heard. In her opening remarks, Tanya Kenny, the principal officer of quality and governance at the Department of Higher Education, said …” (more)

[Mairead Maguire, University Times, 20 July]

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English language schools: Teachers, students protest reopening of in-person classes

Posted in Governance and administration on July 20th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“English language school students and teachers have warned that resuming face-to-face classes from Monday, while cases of the Delta Covid-19 variant soar, is ‘dangerous’ and ‘reckless’. A small group of protestors marched from the Spire on O’Connell Street to the Department of Education on Monday calling on the Government to keep language schools closed until most students are vaccinated …” (more)

[Sorcha Pollak and Grace Donnellan, Irish Times, 19 July]

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A 27-Person Board is Cumbersome, But Reforms Must not Limit Representation

Posted in Governance and administration on July 20th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“In many ways, the government has tied Trinity’s hand when it comes to the rejigging of its College Board. Trinity is being forced to reform its most senior governance structures in what appears to be an attempt on the government’s part to get underperforming and chaotic colleges in order. This is unfortunate and College will have to make compromises …” (more)

[University Times, 18 July]