29,929 Responses Received to the Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey

A total of 29,929 staff and students shared their digital experiences through the recent Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey, Ireland’s first survey of the digital experience, expectations and engagement of students, and staff who teach, in Irish higher education. The survey was open across 34 participating higher education institutions from 14 November until 1…

€5.57m invested in 107 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Initiatives Across 22 Irish Higher Education Institutions

Pictured, L-R: Tim Conlon, Head of Policy and Strategic Planning, HEA; Marie Clarke, Deputy Chair of the National Forum; Minister Mitchell O’Connor; Lorna Fitzpatrick, USI President; Terry Maguire, Director of the National Forum The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today launched 107 teaching and learning enhancement initiatives across 22 Irish…

Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund 2018 Reviews

On 25 October, eight of the initiative teams funded through the 2018 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund took part in open forum presentations facilitated by a panel of international experts. All initiatives were reviewed by panel members who provided constructive feedback and guidance to T&L Initiative teams and, where appropriate, recommendations to be considered to further…

National Symposium Shared New Evidence for Student Success

The Minister of State for Higher Education, T. D., launched two new National Forum reports at today’s National Symposium on Student Success, hosted by the Higher Education Authority in partnership with the National Forum. The first report, Understanding and Enabling Student Success in Irish Higher Education, looks at student success through three lenses. Firstly, it explores…

Celebrating One Year of Erasmus+ DELTA

Pictured, L-R: Clare Barman, IADT; Helena O’Connor, UCC; Liam Murray, UL; Nima Gorji, DCU; Siobhán Lucey, UCC; Marta Giralt, UL A celebration event took place on Friday 4 October to recognise those who have completed Erasmus+ DELTA mobilities during the first year of the Erasmus+ DELTA initiative. Six staff who had embarked on mobilities and earned…

New National Forum Board Announced

The National Forum is overseen by an academically-led Board comprising fifteen members, one of whom is the designated non-executive Chair, Dr Lynn Ramsey. In line with its governance arrangements, the National Forum recently began the process of renewing membership of its Board. Reflecting the inclusive ethos of the National Forum, and the intention to ensure…