Supporting and informing all those involved in the enhancement of teaching and learning
Providing strategic guidance, oversight and leadership in pursuit of our vision and mission
Forming an integral part of the structure of the national teaching and learning landscape
Building collaborative partnerships and working towards mutual goals
The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is Ireland’s advisory body for teaching and learning in Irish higher education. The National Forum works in partnership with representative bodies (USI, IUA, THEA, HECA), policy partners (HEA, QQI, DES), and the wider student, academic and professional services communities, to enhance teaching and learning for real impact on the learning experiences and outcomes of students.
Engaging with leaders, managers, teachers and students, the Forum mobilises expertise from across the sector to extend and shape good practice across all Irish higher education institutions.
An independent review of the National Forum, published in 2018, deemed it to be an ‘essential component of the national-level infrastructure for higher education in Ireland’ and recommended its establishment on a sustainable basis.
Embedding and further developing the national framework for the professional development of all those who teach in Irish higher education
Supporting enhancements that are based on the particular requirements, disciplinary cultures and contexts of individual academic subject areas
Consolidating efforts to enhance the digital skills, confidence, competence, and creativity of those who teach and learn in Irish higher education
Guiding the development of institutional strategies and cultures that recognise the role of all staff in fostering student success