National Student-led Teaching Hero Awards Launched

November 17th is International Students’ Day, a day focused on the student community worldwide, and the National Forum marked this significant day by launching a call for nominations for the 2020 Teaching Hero Awards. The Teaching Hero Awards are national, student-led awards for all those who teach in higher education. The Awards are organised by…

October a Busy Month for International Activities

October has provided a number of opportunities for the Irish approach to teaching and learning enhancement to be shared with colleagues internationally. Today, 27 October, the National Forum has been invited to set the scene for a session entitled ‘Higher education: Strengthening capacity of response in a context of ongoing disruption’ during the OECD’s Education…

Announcing International Webinar on INDEx Survey Process

A webinar is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 25 November, which will chart the story behind the planning, development and implementation of the Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey. Participants will have an opportunity to engage directly with Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, co-ordinators of the survey,…

Three New Team Members Join the National Forum

The National Forum recently welcomed three new members to the team, Caitríona Ní Shé, Claire McAvinia (seconded from TU Dublin) and Ronan Bree (seconded from Dundalk IT) who will each provide leadership on dedicated projects related to the strategic priorities outlined in the National Forum Strategy 2019-21. The National Professional Development Framework for All Staff Who…

41 SATLE Initiatives Teams Take Part in Mid-Term Reviews

Last week (22-25 Oct) the National Forum hosted the first round of mid-term reviews of initiatives funded through the 2019 Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement (SATLE) Funding. In all, 41 initiative teams across 18 higher education institutions showcased their work and participated in discussions with a panel of international reviewers as part of…

National Seminar Series 2020/21 Launched

The 2020/21 National Seminar Series was officially launched today, 23 September 2020. This year’s Seminar Series attracted 85 applications, from across 22 institutions. Of these, 74 seminars, spanning all applicant institutions, were approved for funding. In addition, 27 deferred events from the 2019/20 academic year have been included in the upcoming series, bringing the total…