Who We Are

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. We work with those who teach, learn and shape policy and practice to ensure a valued and informed teaching and learning culture in Irish higher education. We focus on the professional development of all those who teach, teaching and learning in a digital world, teaching and learning within and across disciplines, and student success.

Our Vision

A valued and informed teaching and learning culture in Irish higher education

Our Mission

As a national body, to lead the enhancement of teaching and learning in partnership with students, staff and leaders in Irish higher education to develop an inclusive, collaborative and innovative culture that maximises learning impact for the success of all students

Our Strategic Priorities

The National Forum has identified four strategic priorities to December 2021:

The Professional Development of All Those Who Teach

Promoting evidence-based, flexible, inclusive professional development for all those who teach, reflecting the contextual needs and drivers within and across higher education institutions

Professional Development

Teaching and Learning in a Digital World

Supporting those who learn, teach and support learning to embrace and harness the potential of digital technologies with the overall goal of enhancing learning, teaching, and overall digital capability

T&L in a Digital World

Teaching and Learning Enhancement Within and Across Disciplines

Recognising that disciplines are a key unit of change in higher education, with a focus on disciplinary excellence in learning, teaching and assessment

Enhancement within Disciplines

Student Success

Developing a vision of success, in partnership with students, with the aim of providing all students with the opportunity to fulfil their potential and become creators of new knowledge who are community engaged, ethically conscious, professionally competent and equipped to flourish in a global world

Student Success


Providing strategic guidance, oversight and leadership in pursuit of our vision and mission

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Forming an integral part of the structure of the national teaching and learning landscape

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Student Associates

Working collaboratively to bring a strong student voice

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Advisory Groups

Sharing expertise on our four key strategic priorities

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Building collaborative partnerships and working towards mutual goals

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