Archive for ITC

Phelan welcomes probe into establishment of university

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

“The new Government has already confirmed that it is committed to exploring the establishment of a multi-campus University in the South East, Fine Gael TD, John Paul Phelan, has confirmed …” (more)

[Kilkenny Advertiser, 11 March]

IT fights for Uni status

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 25 January 2011 by Steve

“Carlow is one step closer to getting its own university as IT Carlow stepped up its campaign for ‘technological university’ status. The institute’s governing body met last week and adopted a proposal to secure technological university designation as soon as possible …” (more)

[Clare Minnock, Carlow Nationalist, 25 January]

Kelly’s blitz for Trinity

Posted in Life with tags , , on 24 January 2011 by Steve

Trinity College 0-25 Carlow IT 2-16 Louth 1-14 Fingal 1-9 A scoring blitz from Trinity’s half-back John Kelly was enough to push the Dublin students into the final in Ringsend. Carlow’s Stewart Waugh helped to keep the pressure on the winners, but Kelly proved the difference as Trinity marched on …” (more)

[Independent, 24 January]

Cork/Waterford merger may kill Carlow’s university dream

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

“Moves to link Waterford IT and Cork IT could sound the death knell for aspirations held by IT Carlow that it would become central in a much-anticipated university for the south-east …” (more)

[Carlow Nationalist, 18 January]

Institutes of technology in bid for university status

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

“The institutes of technology in Limerick and Carlow could be moving towards a technological university application after signing a collaboration deal …” (more)

[Niall Murray and Anne Lucey, Irish Examiner, 19 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]

Saudi students will ‘create jobs and boost the economy’

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , , on 3 November 2010 by Steve

“A new scholarship programme that will see Saudi students transfer to Irish Technology colleges will ‘create jobs and boost the regional economy’ …” (more)

[Shane Hulgraine, Silicon Republic, 3 November]

The New Student Excuse?

Posted in teaching with tags , on 6 June 2009 by Steve

USA“Most of us have had the experience of receiving e-mail with an attachment, trying to open the attachment, and finding a corrupted file that won’t open. That concept is at the root of a new Web site advertising itself (perhaps serious only in part) as the new way for students to get extra time to finish their assignments. offers a service – recently noted by several academic bloggers who have expressed concern – that sells students (for only $3.95, soon to go up to $5.95) intentionally corrupted files. Why buy a corrupted file? Here’s what the site says: ‘Step 1: After purchasing a file, rename the file e.g. Mike_Final-Paper. Step 2: E-mail the file to your professor along with your ‘here’s my assignment’ e-mail. Step 3: It will take your professor several hours if not days to notice your file is ‘unfortunately’ corrupted. Use the time this website just bought you wisely and finish that paper!!!’ …” (more)

[Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, 5 June]