The Board and Executive of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, are delighted to welcome today’s publication of a review report, commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on the activities of the National Forum, since its inception.
The review states that the National Forum has become ‘an essential component of the national-level infrastructure for higher education’ and recommends that the National Forum is to be established on a sustainable basis.
The report captures the impact of the Forum and highlights many of its achievements during the first phase. It points to the strong enhancement-focused partnerships that have been established throughout the higher education sector and highlights how the National Forum has raised awareness, engaged with disciplines and added value.
The Forum is now moving into a new phase of its existence with HEA approving a multiannual funding package of €9 million over a four-year period, therefore the recommendations contained in the review are both encouraging and useful as we move to consolidate, strengthen and sharpen our enhancement work for maximum impact across the sector.
We are delighted to welcome Dr Terry Maguire back as Director for a second term to guide the Forum in achieving its key strategic objectives, building on the solid foundation of its accomplishments to date.
We look forward to continuing our collaborative work with all our partners: students, teachers, institutions and their leaders, the QQI, the HEA, and the Department of Education and Skills, to ensure an internationally recognised sector-wide approach to enhancement of teaching in Irish Higher Education.
Click here for a copy of the report.
For further press information contact:
Mairead Mallon, Communications, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. Tel: 086 1438 694