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December 2019

Enhancing Intercultural Communication in Teaching and Learning Practice

11th December @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Demonstrate knowledge of practices and approaches to enhance teaching competencies in culturally diverse learning environments Identify principles and practices of intercultural communication Apply skills to promoting intercultural communication in teaching and learning practice Critically reflect on individual teaching practice

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Inspirational and Transformative Teaching – Theory to Practice

12th December @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Participants will be able to: Define transformative and inspirational teaching within their own disciplinary context. Consider the challenges of transformative teaching across the disciplines. Explore avenues and possibilities for the development of strategies to demonstrate and employ this into their practice. Evaluate the potential for engagement with interdisciplinary/inter-institutional colleagues.

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January 2020

Mission Critical: Using ‘Critical Moments’ not ‘At Risk’ Students to Flip our View of Student Success using Transitions Pedagogy

9th January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Understand and explore the concept of ‘critical moments’ for students across the lifecycle in your institution Reflect on how your institution’s knowledge and support of critical moments contrasts across European HE settings Be introduced to the Transitions Pedagogy model to consider critical moments in the holistic design of curricula as well as student support Identify and plan the practical/impactful methods/approaches that can reduce unnecessary critical moments and support students in those moments intrinsic to their HE journey

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Student Success is Everybody’s Business: Developing a Student Success Strategy at MIC

22nd January 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Illustrate best practice in the field of student success Examine current professional service and academic practices which impact upon Student Success at MIC Explore how MIC could best use learner data as an evidence base to inform and enhance student success Explore steps and approaches needed to develop a holistic student success strategy Identify additional gaps in knowledge/expertise, which will inform a structured approach to delivering future professional development opportunities tailored towards student success

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The Self in the Professional Development Framework

22nd January 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Reflection and exploration of what Professional Development (PD) is and how it happens in the context of the Professional Development Framework for all Staff who Teach Understanding of formal and informal learning and how PD can be part of normal working life Discussion and debate on the Self in Professional Development and the approaches we can use to discover Self (values exploration, reflection on learning and philosophy statements) Guidance on creation of Library and Teaching Philosophy Statements Understanding…

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February 2020

Support, Success and Strategy: Three Institutional Journeys into Implementing Learning Analytics Policies and Practices for Student Success

5th February 2020 @ 9:30 am

Learning Outcomes Demonstrate understanding of the benefits, challenges and broader debates around the use of learning analytics for student success in higher education Recognise the potential of pooling and sharing knowledge across institutions when building learning analytics policies and capacities Critically evaluate the frameworks, processes and implementations presented Apply these insights to one’s own professional education context

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Supporting Doctoral Students to Submission – Strategies for Supervisors

6th February 2020 @ 11:00 am

Learning Outcomes Implement a set of strategies for providing writing feedback to students Diagnose common problems that need to be resolved in the final draft Provide support for the emotional challenges of writing-up Offer guidance on writing productivity to doctoral students

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Engaging Staff in Meaningful Change in Assessment Practice

11th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learning Outcomes Explore the benefits of programme approaches to assessment Define the challenges of implementing change in assessment practices at Institutional level Discuss enablers to engage staff to change assessment practices

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Internationalisation For All Through ‘Internationalisation @ Home’

17th February 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Appraise how 'internationalisation at home' can support student success in and through their studies Evaluate current approaches to 'internationalisation at home' used globally Identify new approaches to 'internationalisation at home' suitable to the Irish Higher Education context Plan for the integration of selected approaches to curriculum design

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Empowering Staff to Engage with Student Success: A Facilitated Conversation

27th February 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Explore what Student Success means to them as a member of staff Develop an understanding of their role in creating a culture and environment for Student Success on their campus Identify challenges and barriers that undermine staff engagement with Student Success Learn from colleagues about successful staff engagement initiatives at other institutions Create an action plan to take back to their home institutions that will empower staff across all levels to engage in Student Success

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