Students voices’ are not ‘strong enough’ in Leaving Cert reform, says Ombudsman

Posted in Teaching on November 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Students ‘do not have a strong voice’ when it comes to the Leaving Cert, the Ombudsman for Children is to tell members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education on Tuesday. In his address to the committee, Dr Niall Muldoon will outline the need to reform the Leaving Cert …” (more)

[Caitlín Griffin, Irish Examiner, 9 November]

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TU Requires University Level Monies

Posted in Governance and administration on November 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“‘I am concerned that the announcement about Waterford, which took into account not only the status and achievements of that college, but also the specific higher education needs of the south-east region, has been interpreted as in some way diminishing the status of Cork regional technical college. That is not the case’ …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Waterford News and Star, 9 November]

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Book of Kells in College Park

Posted in Governance and administration on November 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Readers of The Irish Times will recall as I do the proposal to build an underground car park in Trinity’s College Park some years ago. When alumni of the college heard of this, there was a public outcry and the plan was swiftly abandoned …” (more)

[Sarah Alyn Stacey, Irish Times, 9 November]

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The Provost is Communicating Poorly – But Above All, She’s Making Bad Decisions

Posted in Governance and administration on November 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Between the botched closure (or non closure) of the Science Gallery and the mooted Book of Kells exhibition in College Park, you have to ask: is there something in the water in House One at the moment? On both fronts, Trinity’s bigwigs are not only communicating poorly – or not at all – but are also just plainly making poor decisions …” (more)

[University Times, 7 November]

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USI plans three protests under the ‘Cost of College Campaign’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on November 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Earlier today, the Union of Students Ireland (USI) issued a press release outlining the plans for three protests to take place on November 22, 23, and 24 in Dublin, Cork and Galway. These USI organised protests, called the ‘the Cost of College campaign’ will be held in opposition to the growing cost of higher education in Ireland …” (more)

[Kate Henshaw, Trinity News, 8 November]

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Embedded Inequality at Third Level

Posted in Governance and administration on November 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“‘WIT has been stymied mercilessly by the Higher Education Authority and the Department of Education.’ In October 1985, I met the late Padraig Ó Gríofa, Waterford Chamber President Tom Bradfield and Ollie Cleary coming down the steps of the Tower Hotel after the launch of the Bannon Report on a Tech University for Waterford …” (more)

[Waterford News and Star, 9 November]

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MTU say they are fully committed to engaging with TUI

Posted in Governance and administration on November 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Munster Technological University say they are fully committed to engaging with the Teachers Union of Ireland through normal industrial relations channels. It’s after some employees attached to the TUI staged a silent protest this morning at a flag raising ceremony …” (more)

[RedFM, 8 November]

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