This allocation is designed to form a coherent basis to drive teaching and learning innovation and enhancement across the higher education sector, bringing together teaching and learning expertise, institutional priorities and dedicated funding through the recurrent grant allocation, to support strategic alignment. This fund complements and supports previous investments made in this area under the annual Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund 2014-18, the Innovation and Transformation Fund 2018, the SATLE Fund 2019, Pillar 3 of the Human Capital Initiative 2020 and the SATLE fund 2020.
As a further part of this process the HEA and National Forum are aligning former funding streams under the SATLE from June 2022 onwards. The funding allocation now includes an allocation in respect of local HEI calls for national seminars, conference supports aligned with the themes above, and to be managed by and reported on by HEIs. The Forum and HEA will continue to promote these activities at a national level by communicating on events and disseminating outputs.
Cross institutional collaboration between higher education institutions is particularly encouraged. In keeping with the open and shared approach taken by the National Forum to date, the inclusion of participants from the private higher education and further education sectors in projects and networks will be welcome.