Minister Simon Harris TD: Education, skills, and lifelong learning

Posted in Governance and administration on January 4th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Education, skills, and lifelong learning are the most robust, transformative and lasting means to future-proof our country’s economic and social wellbeing, writes Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD …” (more)

[Eolas, January]

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Quality and qualifications in Ireland: A collaborative approach

Posted in Governance and administration on January 4th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the state agency responsible for promoting the quality, reputation and integrity of Ireland’s further and higher education and training system. Chief Executive Officer Padraig Walsh outlines the importance of strategic partnerships in the development and delivery of the organisation’s direction and priorities for the next three years …” (more)

[Eolas, January]

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UCC plan moves closer for ‘one of Ireland’s largest academic buildings’ in Cork city centre

Posted in Governance and administration on January 4th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork (UCC) has appointed architects as part of its plans for a brand new building for the Cork University Business School (CUBS), which it has said will contribute to the ‘regeneration and revitalisation’ of the city centre. The site is at the location of a former Brooks Haughton builder’s yard, between Copley Street, Union Quay and South Terrace …” (more)

[Sean Murray, Irish Examiner, 3 January]

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University governance

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 4th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“A chara, – Once again it is reported that ‘Trinity-specific provisions in the legislation’ on university governance are to be made (‘Universities face sweeping changes in oversight and governance under new Bill’, News, January 3rd) …” (more)

[Neil Robinson, Irish Times, 4 January]

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Waterford IT postpones graduation ceremonies

Posted in Governance and administration on January 4th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has made the decision to postpone next week’s graduation ceremonies for 2021 graduates. The ceremonies will be moved to a later date and the planned ceremonies will not take place as scheduled in January …” (more)

[Clodagh Nagle, Waterford Live, 3 January]

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TU Dublin had 445 cases of alleged cheating in online exams during pandemic

Posted in Legal issues, Teaching on January 4th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Technological University Dublin has said the move to online learning is likely a factor in a large number of cases of alleged cheating in the past two years, with more than 400 individual cases since the start of 2020 …” (more)

[Noel Baker, Irish Examiner, 3 January]

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Dundalk Institute of Technology confirms exams will be moved online

Posted in Teaching on January 4th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Management at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has confirmed, that the student exams that were due to begin this week, will now be moved online due to Covid-19. The decision to move the exams online was communicated to students on Friday last …” (more)

[Donard McCabe, Dundalk Democrat, 3 January]

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