Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (362)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

362. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the revised code of practice for the governance of third level institutions will be issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19737/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

A revised Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies was introduced by Government in 2016. In order to ensure compliance with the revised Code, both the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) and the Irish Universities Association (IUA) engaged in the development of revised Governance Codes for both the Institutes of Technology and the Universities.

I can advise that a revised Institutes of Technology Governance Code was published by the THEA in January 2018. A copy of the code is available here: https://hea.ie/assets/uploads/2018/01/THEA-Code-of-Governance-of-Institutes-of-Technology-January-2018.pdf.

The revised University Code has been finalised following consultations with the university sector and is due to be published shortly by the IUA.