Today’s #solidariTEA to support the women lecturers a huge success!!

Posted in Governance and administration on December 8th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Today’s #solidariTEA event at NUI Galway supporting the women taking court cases had over 300 participants and raised a lot of money, we hear. It was organised by the University Women’s Network along with the Students Union, Fem Soc, Gender Arc and others …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 7 December]

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Gender Equality – NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on December 8th, 2017 by steve

IrelandCatherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the scheme, as identified as necessary by NUIG’s gender task force, to address the gender imbalance among administrative staff grades will be implemented; the reason for the delay in its implementation; the number and grade of persons tasked with its formulation and implementation; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 6 December]

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NUIG urged to resolve issue of four women seeking promotion

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on December 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The chair of NUI Galway women’s staff network has called on the outgoing university president to resolve the situation of four academics taking legal action over lack of promotion. Dr Rachel Hilliard said NUIG president Dr Jim Browne ‘still has time’ to address the issue before he leaves his post at the end of this year …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 7 December]

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University Governance – NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on December 7th, 2017 by steve

IrelandCatherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of moneys due to NUIG in view of the confirmation given by the Comptroller and Auditor General to the Committee of Public Accounts on 6 April 2017 that the financial statements of NUIG recognised an amount of €17.5 million due from a foundation to the university at 30 September 2014 regarding capital projects in 2011, if that sum has been paid in full or in part and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 6 December 2017]

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NUIG seeks consortium to develop second phase of student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on November 30th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway is progressing its plans for student accommodation. The college has advertised the 1.5 million euro tender contract for a single point design team for Phase 2 of its planned student accommodation in Dangan …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 29 November]

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NUI Galway response to Open Letter fails to refute anything Micheline wrote!

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway’s response in the media to Micheline’s Open Letter is very interesting and worth studying carefully. Galway Bay FM and the Connacht Tribune both reported that NUI Galway stated there is ‘no connection whatsoever’ between their unsuccessful applications and the legal cases of four colleagues …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 22 November]

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NUI Galway refutes claims unsuccessful bid for gender equality award linked to ongoing discrimination cases

Posted in Legal issues on November 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway has moved to dismiss claims that an unsuccessful bid for a gender equality award is linked to ongoing legal action involving four female lecturers. It follows the issuing of an open letter by Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, who won a discrimination case against the university in November 2014 …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 20 November]

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Micheline’s open letter published today in Galway’s City Tribune

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 18th, 2017 by steve

IrelandMicheline’s open letter was published today in the Galway City Tribune. It’s a long letter which they published in full. It’s also appeared on several sites on line. Please help by circulating it using emails or social media. Everyone will now come to understand that it’s management’s intransigence which is threatening NUI Galway’s research funding, not the five women we support, and management are going to have to give in and finally correct the gender discrimination … (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 17 November]

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The Civic University Symposium: Reimagining the University for Public Purpose: NUI Galway, Sat 2 December 2017

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2017 by steve

IrelandWhat is the purpose of higher education? Is higher education a public good – and if so, how do we understand the claim that this requires a private cost, and therefore a private gain? Is the knowledge produced by higher education a public good – and if so, how do we understand this in relation to the tendency to lock this knowledge behind paywalls demanded by private publishing companies … (more, registration)

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Micheline’s open letter to NUI Galway’s Athena SWAN committee

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Micheline sent this letter addressed to the Chair of NUI Galway’s Athena SWAN committee on the third anniversary of her 2014 landmark gender discrimination case ruling. It is a very important letter …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 16 November]

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Three years later and women are still fighting for justice at NUI Galway!

Posted in Legal issues on November 14th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Today is the third anniversary of Micheline’s historic win for gender equality. It was Nov 13, 2014, when the Equality Tribunal issued its landmark ruling concluding that Micheline was discriminated against because of her gender when she was not promoted at NUI Galway in 2009, citing the university’s ‘ramshackle approach to the process’ …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 13 November]

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Wonderful Article on Micheline, her Tour and the Campaign in the Daily Mail Colour Magazine

Posted in Life on November 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“There is an antique writing desk in the sitting room of Micheline Sheehy Skeffington’s home near Clarinbridge in Co Galway. It’s small by today’s standards, ornate and made in a dark wood …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 9 November]

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NUI Galway to hire panel of industrial relations consultants

Posted in Governance and administration on November 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway is to hire a panel of industrial relations consultants. The university is seeking tenders from Human Resources consultants who specialise in industrial relations and employment claims …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 6 November]

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Progress on NUI Galway’s major Nun’s Island masterplan

Posted in Governance and administration on November 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A design consultant will be appointed shortly to start the ball rolling on NUI Galway’s major Nun’s Island masterplan. NUI Galway’s Education Building is located at Nuns Island, and it also owns the adjacent building …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 2 November]

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NUI Galway trumpets all they have done for equality but says nothing about the ongoing gender discrimination cases

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 2nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“In a press release, reported yesterday by several newspapers including the Irish Independent, NUI Galway trumpeted what they have been doing recently to put right the position of women in the university and other actions for equality. Foremost were the results of the recent promotion round to Senior Lecturer in which 14 men were promoted and 19 women …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 1 November]

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Abuse of female students increases each year

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Female students are more likely to experience sexual harassment as they progress through college, according to a survey. The Smart Consent Survey of approximately 400 students, conducted by PhD candidate Chiara Seery of NUI Galway, indicated that female students’ experiences of sexist hostility, sexual hostility, unwanted sexual attention, online sexual harassment, and sexual coercion increased each year as they passed from first year to third year …” (more)

[Noel Baker, Irish Examiner, 1 November]

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NUI Galway Publishes Progress Report on Equality and Diversity

Posted in Governance and administration on November 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway today published a progress report on its activities relating to equality and diversity/gender equality. The report includes data on its latest senior lecturer promotion scheme, through which 33 lecturers advanced …” (more)

[NUI Galway, 31 October]

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NUIG above average for promotion of women

Posted in Governance and administration on October 31st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway is above the national average when it comes to promoting women to senior posts, a new study reveals. In its progress report on Equality and Diversity published yesterday, the institution said 58% of the 33 academics promoted to senior lecturer grades are women (19), compared with 42% who are male (14) …” (more)

[Allison Bray, Independent, 31 October]

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NUI Galway renew deal with province

Posted in Governance and administration on October 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway and Connacht Rugby have announced an extension of their partnership until 2019. NUI Galway became Connacht’s Academy and University partner in 2013, and since then 19 Connacht players have graduated, or are about to graduate, from NUI Galway …” (more)

[Declan Rooney, Independent, 27 October]

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NUI Galway gets €60m loan for campus development

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The European Investment Bank has agreed to lend €60 million to NUI Galway for campus development. It will help fund the construction of new student accommodation and a new building for the College of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 23 October]

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