The National Forum welcomes the Higher Education Authority’s announcement today of Dr. Lynn Ramsey as Forum Chair. As Chair, Dr Ramsey will lead the Board of the National Forum on the delivery of its 2019-2021 strategic programme. Dr. Ramsey is currently a Board member of the Higher Education Authority, Programme Manager for the West North West Higher Education Cluster and is Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
Responding to the announcement, Dr. Joseph Ryan, the National Forum’s Interim Chair said: “On behalf of the Board of the National Forum, I am delighted to welcome Dr Ramsey to this role. She brings a wealth of experience and excellent judgement that can steer the organisation through this second phase of its development. She will have the fullest support of the Board and Executive in so doing.”
The Director of the National Forum, Dr. Terry Maguire, commented: “Dr. Ramsey has a proven commitment to supporting the professional development of all those who teach and to embedding authentic student partnership in all her work. Her priorities are closely aligned with the strategic direction the Forum is taking. My team and I are thrilled to know we will be working with her over the coming years.”
Commenting on her appointment Dr. Ramsey said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to Chair the National Forum. The Forum will shortly launch an ambitious strategic plan that is based on an extensive consultation process that saw the Forum engage with students, teachers, researchers and leaders right across Irish higher education. The National Forum leads the enhancement of teaching and learning for the entire sector and I am looking forward to working with the Board to continue the inclusive development of an evidence base which further enables student success.”
Dr Ramsey holds a Masters in Education, specialising in Management and Leadership, from Trinity College Dublin, and a PhD from the University of Glasgow. She has wide experience of management, teaching and research in higher education institutions in Ireland, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Her work focuses on the strategic development of teaching and learning and co-ordination of national policy across higher education institutions and her research interests include higher education policy, student engagement, leadership and equality. Her background gives her a specialist knowledge of national and international higher education policy. She also offers a strong sense of the emerging strategic priorities for Irish higher education.
The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is the national body responsible for leading and advising on the enhancement of teaching and learning in Irish higher education. In partnership with students, staff and leaders in Irish higher education, the National Forum works to develop an inclusive, collaborative and innovative culture that maximises learning impact for the success of all students.