College quotas to prevent too many teachers in certain subjects

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on September 4th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Quotas are to be introduced in certain college courses to prevent an oversupply of secondary school teachers in certain subjects. In addition, more places will be made available for students who wish to teach subjects where there is a shortage …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 4 September]

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On quotas in Academia – do we need them?

Posted in Governance and administration on March 25th, 2018 by steve

“As a graduate student I was asked to participate in a ‘women in science’ group. I refused. I was an old(er) grad student compared to my cohort, my goal was to get in and get out as fast as practically possible, so that I could be gainfully employed. I’d spent years working very low-paying jobs and I was over it, anything optional that was going to delay me from finishing my PhD quickly …” (more)

[Sylvia McLainn, Girl, Interrupting, 24 March]

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Universities resist quotas on teacher-training courses

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on February 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Third-level colleges are resisting plans by Minister for Education Richard Bruton to introduce quotas on the number of teachers they train in specific subjects. As part of a series of measures to boost the supply of teachers in key subjects such as science, maths and languages, Mr Bruton has announced plans to introduce subject quotas for postgraduate teacher education programmes at second level …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 12 February]

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Academic Gender Quotas are an Extreme Solution to an Extreme Problem

Posted in Governance and administration on May 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“This week, NUI Galway confirmed its plan to ensure that more women are promoted to senior academic positions by introducing mandatory gender quotas. The quota of women to be promoted will follow a ‘cascade’ approach, in which the number of women eligible for promotion is based on the proportion of women at the grade below …” (more)

[University Times, 22 May]

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Gender quotas for senior posts to be introduced at NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on May 18th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Mandatory gender quotas will be introduced in NUI Galway to ensure more women are promoted to senior academic posts. The move follows a decision by the university’s governing body on Tuesday to unanimously adopt the findings of a final report by a taskforce on gender equality …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 17 May]

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One down, two to go!!!

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 17th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Two NUI Galway unions have joined the Micheline’s Three Conditions campaign in welcoming NUI Galway’s Governing Body’s unanimous adoption today of the Gender Equality Task Force report. One of the report’s main recommendations requires gender quotas for promotion to senior academic staff at the university, which fulfills one of the three conditions demanded by the campaign …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 17 May]

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NUIG gender quota announcement ‘good – but not good enough’ says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 17th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has welcomed the decision by the Board of NUI Galway to address glaring gender inequality at the college by announcing a gender quota system for promotions, but says the announcement leaves a number of matters to be addressed …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 17 May]

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University entrance quotas

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 7th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“The BBC carried a news item today on a dispute in Brazil about quotas set by the government under which persons from some ethnic backgrounds and from disadvantaged areas have protected access to higher education. Brazil, like a number of Latin American countries, has ethnic groups that are seriously under-represented in universities, and therefore in the higher paid professions that require university qualifications. To improve this situation, quotas have been set aside for such groups, but this has now been challenged in the courts …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 7 September]

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