Four ways to improve the lack of women in senior roles in Irish universities

Posted in Governance and administration on August 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The lack of women in senior positions in Irish universities has been labelled a ‘systemic’ issue. Women represent just 19% of professors and no woman to date has ever headed an Irish public university …” (more)

[Pat O’Connor, Guardian, 3 August]

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Higher Education Forum Discusses Fears for Independence of Irish Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on April 18th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A forum organised by the Trinity College Fellows was held in Trinity last night on the recent and forthcoming developments in Irish higher education. Under the auspices of Are Irish Universities committed to Enlightenment ideals? …” (more)

[Dominic McGrath and Kieran McNulty, University Times, 17 April]

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‘Are Irish universities committed to Enlightenment ideals?’: Trinity College Dublin, Thursday 16 April 2015 from 7:30pm

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

Ireland“Speaking in the Seanad recently, the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, said that the government was considerably advanced ‘in setting in train the legislative underpinning for the modernisation’ of Ireland’s higher education system, which would include legislation to ‘support the new funding, performance and accountability framework …” (more, registration)

[Eventbrite]

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Minister for Education asked to intervene in row over college merger

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan has been asked to intervene in the row over a planned merger between St Angela’s College Sligo and NUI Galway. Academic staff at St Angela’s are balloting this week on industrial action up to and including a strike …” (more)

[Marese McDonagh, Irish Times, 19 February]

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HEA to brief Education Committee on issues confronting higher level education

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection Committee will meet with the Higher Education Authority (HEA) tomorrow, Wednesday, February 4th. The meeting will focus on strategic issues facing the higher level education sector and will be the first of two meetings on the topic …” (more)

[Houses of the Oireachtas, 3 February]

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Reforming third level education: the systems approach

Posted in Governance and administration on December 12th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Mary Doyle outlines the strengths of Ireland’s higher education sector and how the new performance framework is holding institutions accountable for delivery. The education and training system facilitates individuals through learning to achieve their full potential and contribute to Ireland’s social, cultural and economic development …” (more)

[eolas magazine, 12 December]

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To merge or not to merge: is that really a useful question?

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“One of the experiences of higher education is that policy-makers are all too easily seduced by the alleged benefits of merging institutions. This is true of politicians, but also of those who advise them and write policy papers for them …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 28 October]

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A review of HEA funding model

Posted in Governance and administration on June 23rd, 2014 by steve

“In early June, the HEA released the ‘Higher Education System Performance 2014-16’, the first annual system performance report in which the HEA presents how Irish HEIs are delivering those national objectives set out for them in the ‘National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030’ …” (more)

[Research on Higher Education in Ireland, 23 June]

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Third Level Facilities

Posted in Teaching on June 6th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the strategy for maximising the potential use of third level infrastructure such as classrooms and lecture theatres for part-time and evening or weekend short, skills-intensive courses which could help enable a person to acquire new skills or maintain existing ones in the context of the jobs market; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 4 June]

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Speech by Seán Ó Foghlú, Secretary General, Department of Education and Skills at the 2014 Higher Education Colleges Association Conference

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2014 by steve

“Good morning. It is a pleasure for me to be invited to address you today.In my address I would like to refer to developments in a number of areas as follows: The higher education reform programme and the role of private higher education; Internationalisation; Qualifications issues; Teacher supply …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 11 April]

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Third Level Education Reform

Posted in Governance and administration on April 10th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for third level education; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 9 April]

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Minister Quinn publishes General Scheme of Technological Universities Bill

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 22nd, 2014 by steve

“The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, has today announced the publication of the Heads of a Bill which will allow for the future establishment of Technological Universities and the mergers of institutes of technology …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 22 January]

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New chair of Institutes of Technology Ireland appointed

Posted in Governance and administration on January 8th, 2014 by steve

“President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology Paul Hannigan is the new chairperson of Institutes of Technology Ireland for 2014 …” (more)

[Karina Corbett, Business and Leadership, 8 January]

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Disrupting Higher Education – I

Posted in Teaching on February 19th, 2013 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin today hosted a symposium in the Science Gallery on Online Higher Education – Disrupting Higher Education – to stimulate discussion about technology-enhanced learning …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 19 February]

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Reconfiguring the landscape

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2013 by steve

“… Yet from the oldest to the most forward-facing, Ireland’s universities and institutes of technology are all being shaken by a major reform programme that is likely to affect every institution, with many ceasing to exist in their present form …” (more)

[Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education, 24 January]

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Meetings with University Presidents

Posted in Governance and administration on January 23rd, 2013 by steve

“”Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has met any of the university presidents recently; the issues that were discussed; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 22 January]

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Plans laid out for future of higher education and DIT

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2013 by steve

“A submission for the creation of a ‘Dublin Technological University’ has been assessed by the Higher Education Authority, as Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, forecasts a tight financial future for higher education …” (more)

[Al McConnell, The Edition, 21 January]

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Reduction in third level places

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on February 24th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the new planned national strategy for higher education will result in a following the consolidation of some smaller colleges; if the strategy will adversely impact on smaller institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 23 February]

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National Strategy for Higher Education – Implementation Group

Posted in Governance and administration on February 24th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the way the new national strategy for higher education will be implemented; if he intends to establish an implementation group and the persons who will be on same; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 23 February]

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