Third Level Staff Data – Staff Contracts

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2017 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the difference between a teaching contract operational at institutes of technology and university contracts; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 2 March]

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IFUT rejects UCC attempts to impose new staff contracts

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has demanded an urgent meeting to discuss proposed new staff contracts in University College Cork. The contracts seek to undermine or circumvent key aspects of labour practice, including areas such as unfair dismissal legislation, work location and academic freedom …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 11 February]

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University staff in strike threat over proposed work changes

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Attempts to impose wide changes to terms for new and promoted staff at University College Cork have been met with a threat of industrial action by academic staff …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 11 February]

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UCD introduces new academic contracts

Posted in Legal issues on September 12th, 2012 by steve

“Academics within UCD are to see their contracts revised resulting in a series of changes to how they operate within the university. Some academics have voiced concerns regarding potentially restrictive working time expectations …” (more)

[James Grannell, College Tribune, 12 September]

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Universities must learn to cope with students as consumers, says expert

Posted in Legal issues on March 22nd, 2011 by steve

“From September 2012 universities in England and Wales will be able to charge up to £9,000 in tuition fees per year, and many universities have already signalled their intention to charge the full amount. This will change the way that students see their universities. As costs rise for so will expectations. Students will be more focused on making sure they get their money’s worth. How? One way will be by looking to enforce their contractual rights …” (more)

[Julian Sladdin, OUT-LAW News, 22 March]

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Student challenges to degree classification, and examiners’ academic freedom

Posted in Legal issues on September 22nd, 2010 by steve

“Some time ago, I blogged about the question of whether a low mark is a breach of contract. A little while ago, in a gallimaufry (omnibus) post, I briefly returned to this issue. The context was a US case, Keefe v New York Law School (17 November 2009), but now it seems that the issue has arisen rather closer to home …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 22 September]

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Ties Between Colleges and Students Increasingly Look Like Contracts

Posted in Legal issues on June 30th, 2010 by steve

“If a hearing-impaired student asks for a sign-language interpreter during a semester abroad in Ireland, is his home university required to accommodate the request? Campus officials took up that question and others here on Tuesday at the annual conference of the National Association of College and University Attorneys …” (more)

[Sara Lipka, Chronicle of Higher Education, 29 June]