Enhancing Teaching and Learning through collaborative engagement and dissemination of best practice

The Initative Team

Initiative Lead
Cork Institute of Technology

Primary Contact
Jim O’Mahony

Initiative Budget


Initiative Type


Since 2014, the Teaching and learning Unit at CIT has developed a number of Institute wide T&L initiatives designed to enhance the educational experience of students and the professional development of staff. Specifically, we have supported projects across multiple departments, schools and faculties with over 100 education-based development projects funded since 2015. These initiatives have recently led to the inception of 12 Learning Communities (LC) in CIT, involving 80 staff members across 15 departments.

Through this T&L initiative, we plan to fund up to 6 substantial proposals from any recognised LC based entity (or equivalent) that address the key strategic themes of Teaching and Learning as laid out in National policy documents.

Priority will be given to projects that are quality focused, holistic in their design (involving staff, students and employers), represent good value for money, are sustainable and have a strong dissemination element.