Archive for GMIT

GMIT abolishes appeals board that upgraded 8% mark to pass

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) will abolish an exams appeals board that was being abused by some students in order to have fail marks upgraded to pass, the Galway City Tribune has learned …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway City Tribune, 18 March]

GMIT devises quality plan after controversies

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 17 March 2011 by Steve

“Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) says its academic council and governing body have developed a new ‘quality improvement plan’ to tighten up standards at the college …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 17 March]

College to review plagiarism and ethics policies

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , on 12 March 2011 by Steve

“Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology has invited staff to review its policy on plagiarism and student assessments following recent controversies at the third-level institution …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 12 March]

College admits lecturer has case to answer on cheating

Posted in Legal issues, teaching with tags on 4 March 2011 by Steve

“A Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) investigation has found that one of its lecturers has a case to answer in relation to assisting a student to cheat in a final year exam …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway City Tribune, 4 March]

GMIT to link up with Marine Institute to further develop marine research

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 17 February 2011 by Steve

“Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is to join forces with the Marine Institute to further develop marine research capabilities, undergraduate and postgraduate marine science programmes and, staff training and development initiatives at the two organisations …” (more)

[Mary O’Connor, Galway Advertiser, 17 February]

‘Perspectives on a Moving Target. Is Change the New Constant in Higher Education?’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 9 February 2011 by Steve

“Speeches, video interviews from GMIT Education Conference Nov 27th 2010 now available at http://www.gmitconference.ie” (tweet)

[Carina Ginty, Twitter, 8 February]

Testing times in the west

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 1 February 2011 by Steve

Profile: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology – GMIT Henry Kissinger’s oft-quoted maxim about the viciousness of university politics, has taken on a new resonance over the past 12 months in one third-level institution on the western seaboard …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 1 February]

College staff asked to raise standards concerns

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 19 January 2011 by Steve

“Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has confirmed its acting president has invited staff to raise any concerns they may have about academic standards …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 19 January]

Newcastle residents know that students are back with a bang

Posted in Life with tags , on 13 January 2011 by Steve

“… Few, if any, university staff live in this area so they are probably oblivious to their students’ antics. No doubt these same students will be looking for our sympathy and support when fees are reintroduced. Dream on students! …” (more)

[Galway Advertiser, 13 January]

Institutes of technology discuss possible mergers across sector

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , , , , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“A number of institutes of technology are already discussing possible mergers which are to be urged in the long-awaited higher education strategy being published this morning …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 11 January]

A model programme?

Posted in teaching with tags , on 20 December 2010 by Steve

“A higher education story getting some air time in Ireland concerns a student in Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) who, it is alleged, was guilty of plagiarism in that he had improperly got hold of and used in an assignment an ‘instructor’s manual’ for his programme. This latter document was available to lecturers only …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 20 December]

GMIT academics to raise issue of cheating students

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 26 November 2010 by Steve

“Academic staff at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) are expected to express serious concerns about incidents of students’ plagiarism and how they were handled within the college, at an Academic Council meeting today …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway City Tribune, 26 November]

Angry student marchers say higher fees will spell disaster

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 19 November 2010 by Steve

“More than 1,000 angry students marched through the streets of Galway yesterday in protest over college fees. There was a large garda presence as the hundreds of students gathered in the Spanish Arch area of the city centre, but no incidents were reported …” (more)

[John Fallon, Independent, 19 November]

Students march in Galway pre-budget protest

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 19 November 2010 by Steve

“More than 1,000 students marched peacefully through Galway city yesterday in the first of a series of pre-budget regional protests. The demonstration, supported by students from NUI Galway and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, highlighted opposition to proposed registration fee increases and cuts to the maintenance grants …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 19 November]

Galway fee protest goes without hitch

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 18 November 2010 by Steve

“Today’s protest by Galway students against the Government’s plan to increase the third level registration fee passed without hitch this afternoon in Galway, and did not see any violence …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 18 November]

Students protest college fee increase

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , , on 18 November 2010 by Steve

“Over 1,000 students marched through Galway city today in protest over proposed registration fee increases and cuts to the maintenance grants …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 18 November]

Galway students to take to the streets

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , , on 17 November 2010 by Steve

“Students from NUI Galway and GMIT will this week protest against an increase in the annual registration fee in next month’s Budget. Students will march to the Spanish Arch tomorrow, Thursday 18 November, to protest against proposed cuts to the student maintenance grant …” (more)

[Galway Independent, 17 November]

College denies letting plagiarism students off the hook

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 15 November 2010 by Steve

“A third-level college has said that allowing three students who admitted plagiarism in an exam to continue their course was a ‘proportionate response’ …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 15 November]

Thousands for student protest

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 15 November 2010 by Steve

“A protest march in opposition to the introduction of college fees will take place in the city on Thursday. Over 1,000 students are expected to take part in the demonstration, which is part of a series of marches taking place across the country …” (more)

[Marie Madden, Galway Independent, 15 November]

Students who admitted plagiarism not asked to repeat course, college confirms

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 15 November 2010 by Steve

“A third-level college has moved to defend itself against allegations of plagiarism among students and a ‘dumbing down’ of academic standards. Sources at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) have acknowledged that students who admitted plagiarism were not asked to repeat a course …” (more)

[Sean Flynn and Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 15 November]