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The Challenge of Collegiality

A talk on Collegiality in university life and how this might be balanced in, what some might describe as, an increasing field of university Managerialism.

“Collegial management, the traditional model in universities, has been described as governance by a community of scholars, as opposed to a central managerial authority” (O’Connor & White, 2011).  The citation provided here gives a taste of the fascinating topic of collegiality in university life and how this might be balanced in, what some might describe as, an increasing field of university managerialism.

It is this very topic that will be addressed by the excellent speakers lined up to contribute to a panel discussion.

Dr. John Walsh Ph.D History of Education and M. Litt in history of the Catholic Church, is a lecturer with the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin specialising in higher education studies. We are delighted to invite him as our keynote speaker.

Paul O'Donovan, MBA (Cardiff) BSc (NUI) is the Academic Secretary here in UCC which is his first job in a university setting. Prior to this, he lived and worked in Wales in a variety of private- and public-sector organisations. Most recently, he was Head of Strategic Policy at the Department for Business, Enterprise, Technology & Science in the Welsh Government. He is a board member of Corcadorca Theatre Company and Chair of the Genovate UCC Institutional Management Board. and he will be our second speaker on the panel.

Dr. Linda Connolly is Director of the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21) and Senior Lecturer in Sociology at UCC. Her research interests are in the arenas of Irish society, Irish Studies, migration, gender, family, gender, sexualities and social movements. She is a member of the FP7 GENOVATE project based in UCC and is current chair if the Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP) and she will give the final paper this evening.

We will then open the discussion up to the floor. This is the last in our current series of IFUT hosted Talks. We hope you can make it. Cheese and wine available.

Category: Staff Social Events: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 16.00
Location: North Wing Council Room
Target Audience: All Staff Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Angela Flynn
+353 (0)21 490 1627

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