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]

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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]