Garvey offers to ‘clean up the mess damaging’ IT Tralee

Posted in Legal issues on December 20th, 2013 by steve

“Ex-chairman of Institute of Technology Tralee Flan Garvey has offered to ‘go back and clean up the mess that is damaging’ it …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 20 December]

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Garvey findings: IT tralee governors will no longer study there

Posted in Legal issues on December 19th, 2013 by steve

“A change to college rules in the summer means governing body members at IT Tralee can no longer study for degrees there …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 19 December]

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Former IT chairman in plagiarism row is guest of honour as portrait unveiled

Posted in Governance and administration on November 21st, 2013 by steve

“A former Institute of Technology chairman who was at the centre of a plagiarism investigation was the guest of honour at the college last night for the unveiling of his portrait …” (more)

[Barry Duggan and Majella O’Sullivan, Independent, 21 November]

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Munster University ‘big boon to region’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2013 by steve

“The planned creation of a Munster Technological University in Cork and Tralee would have major benefits for the region, Cork Institute of Technology president Brendan Murphy has said …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 19 October]

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The Chairman’s Thesis

Posted in Legal issues on October 16th, 2013 by steve

“As summarised in our last post, a remarkable degree of controversy and media attention has focused on a dissertation for which Flan Garvey, then Chairman of the Governing Body at IT Tralee, was awarded a master of arts degree in 2008 …” (more)

[Network for Irish Educational Standards, 15 October]

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QQI: the Tralee Challenge

Posted in Legal issues on October 14th, 2013 by steve

“As Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) prepares to launch into its first ever statutory investigation of postgraduate awards at a third level institution, the stakes are high on all sides …” (more)

[Network for Irish Educational Standards, 14 October]

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Experts to meet Tralee staff after plagiarism case

Posted in Legal issues on September 30th, 2013 by steve

“A team of leading academics will meet staff and students of Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT) next month in a research degree review prompted by the plagiarism case of the college’s former chairman …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 30 September]

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Chairman yet to be appointed at IT Tralee

Posted in Governance and administration on August 23rd, 2013 by steve

“A new chairman of Institute of Technology Tralee has yet to be appointed by Education Minister Ruairi Quinn, 12 weeks after Flan Garvey announced he would be stepping down from job …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 23 August]

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The Crime and Politics of Plagiarism

Posted in Governance and administration on August 13th, 2013 by steve

“Plagiarism is a uniquely academic crime. The act of passing off the work of others as ones own, no matter how deliberate, is not a criminal offence per se, but rather a moral crime …” (more)

[Network for Irish Educational Standards, 13 August]

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Review to examine expenses paid to institutes’ governing body members

Posted in Legal issues on May 30th, 2013 by steve

“A review of expenses systems at institutes of technology is to examine how much was paid to governing body members since 2009. Education Minister Ruairi Quinn asked the Higher Education Authority to conduct the review after it emerged that Flan Garvey received over €125,000 in expenses from Institute of Technology Tralee between 2005 and 2011 …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 30 May]

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Chairman of Tralee college to step down after controversy

Posted in Governance and administration on May 29th, 2013 by steve

“The controversial chairman of the Institute of Technology in Tralee Flan Garvey, is to retire, it has been announced. Mr Garvey, from Co Clare, is a former Fianna Fáil councillor and primary school teacher …” (more)

[Anne Lucey, Irish Times, 29 May]

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College chief to retire early after no-confidence vote

Posted in Governance and administration on May 29th, 2013 by steve

“Institute of Technology Tralee chairman, Flan Garvey, who had a plagiarism finding against him overturned on appeal, is to quit almost three years before his term ends. His decision follows a recent vote of no-confidence by Teachers’ Union of Ireland members at the college and the launch of a review into postgraduate degree validations there after controversy over his 2008 thesis in ITT …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 29 May]

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Tralee IT chairman to retire in July

Posted in Governance and administration on May 28th, 2013 by steve

“The Chairman of Tralee’s Institute of Technology Flan Garvey has announced his decision to retire from the position in July. Mr Garvey informed the institute’s governing body of his decision yesterday evening …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 28 May]

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Flan Garvey resigns at Chairman of IT Tralee

Posted in Governance and administration on May 28th, 2013 by steve

“The Chairman of IT Tralee Flan Garvey is to step down as chairman of the 3rd level institution – despite his earlier insistence that he would see out his full term to 2016 …” (more)

[Clare.fm, 28 May]

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‘Inappropriate’ for Garvey to remain as IT chairman

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 19th, 2013 by steve

“‘It is inappropriate and not in the best interests of the institute’ for Flan Garvey to remain as chairman of the college’s governing board, according to members of the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) in the Institute of Technology, Tralee …” (more)

[Clare Champion, 19 May]

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Flan Garvey plans return to IT Tralee board

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 16th, 2013 by steve

“A former mayor of Clare has defended payments and expenses of €18,000 he received from a third-level institution, stating it was his entitlement as chairman of the college’s governing body …” (more)

[Claire Gallagher, Clare People, 14 May]

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College chairman cleared of plagiarism plans PhD

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 15th, 2013 by steve

“A college chairman who was cleared of plagiarising his Master’s thesis is considering enrolling as a PhD student at the same institute. Flan Garvey has said he will continue as chairman of the governing body of the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) until his term is up in February 2016 …” (more)

[Barry Duggan, Independent, 15 May]

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Watchdog to review how ITT degrees are validated

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 14th, 2013 by steve

“Ireland’s qualifications watchdog is to carry out a statutory review of the validation processes for postgraduate research degrees at Institute of Technology Tralee in light of the ‘unintentional’ plagiarism in a thesis by the chairperson of the Institute’s governing body …” (more)

[Noel Baker, Irish Examiner, 14 May]

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Teacher’s Pet

Posted in Legal issues on May 14th, 2013 by steve

Plagiarism row: what next? It’ll be interesting to see what happens next in the Institute of Technology Tralee plagiarism story. On the one hand Flan Garvey, chairman of its governing body, is under pressure to step down …” (more)

[Louise Holden, Irish Times, 14 May]

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Probe into awarding of degrees at college

Posted in Legal issues on May 14th, 2013 by steve

“An academic watchdog is to investigate a college which awarded a postgraduate degree to its own chairman. The Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) said it is concerned how Flan Garvey, the chair of IT Tralee’s governing body, received his masters degree in 2008 …” (more)

[Barry Duggan, Independent, 14 May]

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