Deadlines for colleges on gender equality

Posted in Governance and administration on November 6th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Colleges are to be given deadlines to improve recruitment and promotion practices that do not support gender equality. The areas in need of improvement are to be identified in a review of policies and procedures to be undertaken by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 6 November]

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Universities to lose funding if they do not promote more women

Posted in Governance and administration on November 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Third level colleges have been warned they will lose access to funding if they fail to promote more women to senior grades in colleges. Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State for Higher Education, said there was ‘nowhere to hide’ for colleges involved in gender discrimination …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 5 November]

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Action plan required in all colleges on gender equality, says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration on August 31st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has called on all Irish universities to publish an action plan being taken to address continuing issues of serious gender inequality at college level …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 31 August]

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In latest stall tactic, NUIG gains approval for pre-trial hearing

Posted in Legal issues on July 27th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“As noted on this website on July 22nd, NUI Galway applied recently to the High Court seeking a pre-trial hearing of the cases being taken by the four female lecturers who are suing the university on the basis of gender discrimination in the 2008/9 round of promotion to Senior Lecturer …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 27 July]

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New Reports Highlight Gender Inequality in Trinity Academia

Posted in Governance and administration on July 27th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Two reports on gender trends in Trinity have revealed the persistent gender inequality that exists among the university’s staff, where women make up 16% of chair professor positions, compared to 84% of men. At the current rate of change, according to the report, this gap would not be solved until 2098 …” (more)

[Charlotte Ryan, University Times, 26 July]

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Judge orders preliminary hearing in NUIG discrimination case

Posted in Legal issues on July 27th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A judge has granted an application by National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) for a trial of preliminary legal issues before a full hearing of actions by four female lecturers. They are alleging gender discrimination in a competition for promotion …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 26 July]

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NUI Galway tries to prevent High Court cases revealing why the female lecturers were not promoted in 2009

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“On Wednesday last, NUI Galway applied to the High Court seeking a pre-trial hearing of the cases being taken by the four female lecturers who are suing NUI Galway on the basis of gender discrimination in the 2008/9 round of promotion to Senior Lecturer …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 22 July]

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Women lecturers sue NUIG over alleged discrimination

Posted in Legal issues on July 21st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Four female lecturers at National University of Ireland Galway have sued the college at the High Court alleging gender discrimination in a competition for promotion …” (more)

[Irish Times, 20 July]

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Thousands of euro spent to address NUIG image on gender discrimination, while staff remain highly critical

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Last week (26th February 2016), the Galway City Tribune’s Dara Bradley wrote two contrasting articles on NUIG as it lurches from crisis to crisis in relation to gender discrimination issues …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 3 March]

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Promoting Women in University

Posted in Governance and administration on January 9th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Professor Ita Richardson from the University of Limerick joins Marian in studio.” (mp3)

[Marian Finucane, RTÉ, 9 January]

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Exploring the question of gender disparity in academic positions

Posted in Governance and administration on January 6th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Gender breakdowns of various departments and faculties provided to Trinity News make for interesting reading. Trinity College Dublin continues to have a clear pattern of unequal promotion of academics between men and women in 2015, with considerable differences across schools and departments …” (more)

[Oisin Vince Coulter, Trinity News, 6 January]

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UL tops gender equality table for academic staff

Posted in Governance and administration on December 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Women academics seeking gender equality among staff at Irish universities have ranked University of Limerick as the best performer in promoting women. NUI Galway (NUIG) is at the bottom of the table, published on the eve of a conference at NUIG on gender equality on Friday …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 3 December]

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Trinity’s Track Record of Women in Higher Academic Positions is Worryingly Poor

Posted in Governance and administration on November 27th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Trinity has a poor track record for women in high academic positions. Only 14% of full professors in Trinity are women, a figure that illustrates a significant failing on the part of this university. Women are not making it to higher academic levels, and this ought to be more of a concern …” (more)

[Aisling Curtis, University Times, 26 November]

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Trinity Has the Chance to Become a National Leader in Addressing Gender Inequality in Academia

Posted in Governance and administration on November 16th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“As the gender discrepancy in senior academic posts at national level has been brought to light once more,Trinity has the opportunity to become a leader in gender equality – as long as it devises an effective way to radically address existing barriers to female progression within the College …” (more)

[University Times, 15 November]

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Another Year, Another Dismal Performance at NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“With NUI Galway’s latest dismal performance regarding the number of women in senior posts, the Micheline’s Three Conditions Campaign is demanding the end to rhetoric and calling for real change at the university, beginning with the promotions of five female lecturers who have had to take their fight to court …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 11 November]

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New statistics show gender discrimination against female academics in Irish universities continuing, says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) is calling for greater efforts to address gender discrimination against women academics in third-level institutions, following the new figures for 2014 revealing that just 29% of senior academics are women …” (more)

[Lia Flattery, Trinity News, 9 November]

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New figures show gender discrimination against women in universities continuing, says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration on November 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has called for intensified efforts to address gender discrimination against women academics in third-level education, following new data for 2014 which shows just 29% of senior academics are women …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 9 November]

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Women under-represented at senior level in higher education

Posted in Governance and administration on November 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Women are significantly under-represented in senior academic roles in third-level institutions in Ireland, new figures show. A breakdown of Higher Education Authority data for 2014 indicates there was a full gender balance at lecturer level, with 51% of posts occupied by women …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 8 November]

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NUIG ‘flouting HEA approach on gender equality’, says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration on October 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway are continuing to pursue a legalistic and confrontational attitude to female employees seeking equal treatment which is openly flouting the aims of Gender Equality Review currently being carried out for the HEA by former EU Commissioner, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, according to the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 26 October]

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Micheline on RTE One’s Today: The fight for NUI Galway 5’s rights ‘has to go on’!

Posted in Governance and administration on October 16th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“In an interview on RTE One’s Today programme, Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington said she will continue to call for the promotion of five female lecturers at NUI Galway who were unfairly denied promotion in 2009, continuing a women’s right effort begun 100 years ago by her grandmother, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 16 October]

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