DR Michael Barrett

Head of Dept of Business

Contact Details

Head of Dept of Business
Address

E: barrett.michael@itsligo.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Since joining the Institute in 1999, I have held a number of posts.  Initially as lecturer in computer systems, I was appointed head of department of information systems in June 2004.  I was seconded from this post to the registrars office where I lead a number of projects including modularisation, centralised timetabling and MIS implementations.  I returned to the department of business in September 2013 and I currently am head of the school of business and social sciences.

I was appointed to the governing body in April 2015 for a five year term.
I have completed the DBA in Higher Education Management, graduating from the university of bath in December 2015.









Research Interests

Student retention, Student experience

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) New ways to teach and learn for student engagement,
Michael Barrett (2015) The college experience and the impact on student retention: A study in Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland. [Oral Presentation], New ways to teach and learn for student engagement, Stanford US . [Details]
(2013) Transitions The Institute of Technology Experience & Perspective Conference,
Michael Barrett (2013) One size does not fit all: A targeted approach to student retention interventions. [Oral Presentation], Transitions The Institute of Technology Experience & Perspective Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2010) HEA National Networking Conference,
Michael Barrett, Brian Mulligan, Scott Coombs (2010) ICT Tools for Resource & Capacity Planning in Higher Education. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], HEA National Networking Conference, Kilkenny, Ireland . [Details]
(2010) Microsoft SharePoint and Office 2010,
Michael Barrett, Tom O'Connor (2010) Irish Case Study: SharePoint 2010 Early Adopter¿s Version 1 Deliver Resource Allocation Management System for IT Sligo. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Microsoft SharePoint and Office 2010, Dublin . [Details]
(2009) Ed Tech,
Michael Barrett, Etain Kiely (2009) Using Module Manager Technology to Promote Collaboration in Programme and Module Develo. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Ed Tech, Dublin . [Details]
(2009) Galway Symposium on Higher Education,
Michael Barrett, Etain Kiely, Stephanie Donnegan (2009) Embedding Generic Competencies in Programme Design and Development Phases. [Poster Presentation], Galway Symposium on Higher Education, Galway . [Details]
(2009) ESAI,
Michael Barrett, Etain Kiely (2009) Responding to changing educational practices and policy. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ESAI, Kilkenny, Ireland . [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2002 MSc Management of Operations Dublin City University
1999 BSc. (Hons) Information Technology Dublin City University
1997 Diploma in Information Technology Dublin City University
1993 Higher Certificate in Electronics Sligo RTC

Teaching Interests

Research and Supervision, Marketing, Information Systems, Computer Networking

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2005 Pat Mc Carthy Institute of Technology, Sligo MSc Computing and information systems
2014 Martin Gibbons Institute of Technology, Sligo MSc Computing and information systems