Monthly Archives: October 2014

The WIT-Carlow Merger

Having taken on a new role of Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in our faculty I was going to keep my gob shut for a while but what the hell, this isn’t very controversial! Anyway, I’ve always been interested … Continue reading

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Grade Inflation Again!

This is my last post for a while due to changing circumstances. It’ll be back in the New Year I hope. One of the core drivers of the grade inflation debate is the idea that the ‘quality’ of the student … Continue reading

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Education, the 21st Century and Traffic

Crawling through Ballymun today it occurred to me how little has changed despite ‘The 21st Century’.  As the economy recovers there is a noticeable increase in traffic volumes especially at rush hour. The very existence of rush hour implies that … Continue reading

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Defining Quality in Third Level Education

In a recent, thought-provoking blog, Ferdinand Von Prondzynski pointed out that we currently have no real definition of quality in the third level sector. He also made the important point that constantly saying that the sector has maintained quality while … Continue reading

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