Staff Shortages

Posted in Life, Teaching on January 5th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“… The timing of the academic term for staff Maynooth University is doing us some favours. On Friday 7th we start the examination period. Across the University, 95% of the assessments taking place are online. In my Department that is 100%, so neither students nor staff have to travel onto campus …” (more)

[In the Dark, 5 January]

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Minister Harris confirms government approval for legislation to reform higher education sector and modernise the role of the Higher Education Authority

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 5th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today confirmed government approval to publish the Higher Education Authority Bill to reform the oversight and regulation of the Higher Education Institutions and modernise the regulatory role of the Higher Education Authority …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 4 January]

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Online education

Posted in Teaching on January 5th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Yet another year and the return to colleges and universities is actually a return to the bedroom and back online. This really is just a computer simulation of the real education experience …” (more)

[Dennis Fitzgerald, Irish Times, 5 January]


‘Guidelines for Establishing Collaborative Research Degree Programmes’

Posted in Research on January 5th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Irish universities actively support the strategic importance of establishing Collaborative Research Degree Programmes to enable international collaboration and to build research capacity in Ireland. This is in line with international and national policies (Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020 & Innovation 2020) …” (more)

[IUA, 4 January]