Last Day Off Again

Posted in Life, Teaching on January 3rd, 2022 by steve

Ireland“So I find myself almost at the end of the Christmas break as I did on the same day last year. Tomorrow is officially my first day back at work. I don’t think I’ll be going back to my office on campus in the morning, though, as I think I can probably manage all the things I have to do from home …” (more)

[In the Dark, 3 January]

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Trinity, UCC, UCD and DCU to introduce paid domestic violence leave in 2022

Posted in Governance and administration on January 3rd, 2022 by steve

Ireland“A number of third-level institutions have committed to introducing a domestic violence leave policy for staff in 2022. NUI Galway announced in May last year that all staff members experiencing domestic violence or abuse would be granted 10 working days of paid leave …” (more)

[James Ward, Belfast Telegraph, 3 January]

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New law will make third-level colleges more accountable for State funding they receive

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 3rd, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Third-level colleges will be more accountable for the State funding they receive under new legislation, due soon. It is part of a major overhaul of the relationship between Government and higher education, which has been under discussion since 2018 …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 3 January]

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Universities face sweeping changes in oversight and governance under new Bill

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 3rd, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Third-level colleges face penalties for misconduct including having funding withheld under the biggest shake-up to regulation of higher education in almost 50 years. The changes will also cut the size of university governing bodies, empower the Minister to appoint a majority of external members and provide a legal footing for carrying out reviews on how colleges are performing …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 3 January]

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