Learned Societies, Equity, and Open Access

Posted in Research on November 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“I’m not getting much time these days to think about new ideas for blog posts so yet again I’m going to rehash an old one, but at least it is somewhat topical because of an interesting blog post I saw recently about the American Sociological Association …” (more)

[In the Dark, 8 November]

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Demand for places at Munster Technological University surge

Posted in Governance and administration on November 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Demand from CAO applicants for places in the newly-established Munster Technological University has surged, according to the university’s president, Professor Maggie Cusack. She was speaking at a ceremony where the MTU flag was raised for the first time …” (more)

[Paschal Sheehy, RTÉ News, 8 November]

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Leaving Cert reform envisages ‘curriculum for all’ recognising broader student skills

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on November 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“If you’re a student, parent or employer seeking urgent and sweeping changes to the Leaving Cert, then look away now. A major advisory report on proposals to reshape the senior cycle – due to be published by the Minister for Education shortly – advocates the kind of incremental reform that will likely take years to draw up, never mind fully implement …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 8 November]

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College entry to be based on wider range of students’ skills

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on November 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Central Applications Office (CAO) points system will need to be revised to reflect a wider range of students’ skills and learning pathways, according to a major report on senior-cycle reform to be published shortly …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 8 November]

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