TCD secures exemptions from sweeping Government reforms on accountability

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 14th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has secured key exemptions from sweeping Government reforms aimed at strengthening the accountability of higher education institutions due to its ‘distinct legal basis’. The Higher Education Authority Bill 2022 – the biggest shake-up of third-level governance in 50 years – aims to cut the size of university governing bodies, empower the Minister to appoint a majority of external members and provide a legal footing for reviews of individual colleges …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 14 January]

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On Governance Bill, Trinity Asks: What Problem is Really Being Addressed?

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 14th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Rumblings about increased government involvement in university governance have been around for some time, but in the past year, the knowledge that legislation is the pipeline has further heightened fears. The full bill was published last week, and it’s now clear that the Department of Higher Education is seeking to radically change the relationship between colleges and the Higher Education Authority …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 13 January]

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