GMIT’s new president has strong record in securing research funding

Posted in Governance and administration on August 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The new president of GMIT, 41-year-old Dr Fergal Barry will start a five-year term in the role in October, bringing with him a wealth of experience in securing funding for international research projects …” (more)

[Declan Varley, Galway Advertiser, 20 August]

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GMIT seeks new president to move on from cheating scandal

Posted in Governance and administration on May 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The new president of Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) will be tasked with putting the educational facility’s embarrassing plagiarism scandal to bed but must do so on a smaller salary than their two predecessors …” (more)

[Denise McNamara, Galway City Tribune, 24 May]

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GMIT not concerned by ‘skeletons in closet’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 24th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The President of Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) says one could never be fully confident that there aren’t more plagiarism ‘skeletons’ in the college’s closet that have yet to come out. Michael Carmody, who retires next month, said he was confident however that the independent external investigation …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway City Tribune, 23 March]

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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology begins disciplinary proceedings over plagiarism

Posted in Legal issues on September 19th, 2014 by steve

“Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has confirmed that it has initiated disciplinary proceedings, following an external investigation into plagiarism at the college. It has also denied that any emails were deleted or evidence destroyed which were relevant to the investigation …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 19 September]

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Call for Gardaí to investigate plagiarism at city college

Posted in Legal issues on September 16th, 2014 by steve

“Gardaí should be called in to Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) in order to get to the bottom of the whole plagiarism affair that has shrouded the college, a Dáil Deputy has suggested …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Sentinel, 16 September]

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Investigators unhappy with level of co-operation in €400,000 GMIT probe

Posted in Legal issues on September 12th, 2014 by steve

“The investigators hired by Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) to probe a cheating incident at the college, and whether it was covered-up, are not happy with the level of co-operation of senior staff members, who were deemed key witnesses …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway City Tribune, 12 September]

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GMIT president slams whistleblowers on leaks

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2014 by steve

“The president of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has blasted whistleblowers at the third level college for divulging information to newspapers …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway City Tribune, 8 September]

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GMIT in vow of silence on plagiarism probe

Posted in Legal issues on August 15th, 2014 by steve

“Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is taking a ‘vow of silence’ in relation to the report into plagiarism, and a subsequent cover-up, at the college that has cost in excess of €400,000 to complete …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway City Tribune, 15 August]

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GMIT considers disciplinary action as probe into alleged cover-up continues

Posted in Legal issues on June 14th, 2014 by steve

“GMIT is considering possible disciplinary action as it continues its inquiries into an alleged cover-up of a cheating incident at the college …” (more)

[Galway News, 13 June]

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GMIT probes failed to interview whistleblower

Posted in Legal issues on June 6th, 2014 by steve

“A whistleblower lecturer who highlighted to superiors an incident of plagiarism at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), was not interviewed as part of two subsequent internal investigations into the scandal, the college has confirmed …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway News, 6 June]

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Two institutes of technology have come together to form an alliance

Posted in Governance and administration on May 17th, 2014 by steve

“Two colleges have come together to sign an agreement that will provide greater educational opportunities for students …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 17 May]

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GMIT exam cheat probe costs soar to €350,000

Posted in Legal issues on September 21st, 2013 by steve

“The cost of the ongoing unprecedented external investigation into cheating at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) continues to spiral – and there’s no end in sight …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune, 20 September]

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GMIT to support regional development, says new president

Posted in Governance and administration on April 28th, 2011 by steve

“Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) will play its part in supporting the continued development of the region, according to Michael Carmody who recently took up his new position as the GMIT president. Mr Carmody commenced his new role as president of GMIT last week taking over from acting president Jim Fennell …” (more)

[Galway Advertiser, 28 April]

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