Creating a Core Academic Integrity Model for plagiarism avoidance. Delivering a universal cross discipline approach to student engagement and education around writing with integrity and avoiding plagiarism.

This T&L initiative will: • Ensure that every student is aware of their role in avoiding plagiarism and has opportunity to receive early, timely, consistent and uniform information and guidance on Academic Integrity in their writing, before they submit their first assignment • Make students aware of resources and supports for developing skills in referencing,…

Computational Science: A Collaborative Approach to Engaging Stage 1 Science Students in Computational Thinking

Given the rising importance of computation in modern science, UCD’s status as the university of first choice for science undergraduates in Ireland, and its research-intensive focus, it is imperative that our science graduates possess the computational skills and thinking required for the knowledge economy. The main outcome of this T&L initiative will be the design,…

Developing Responsive Leadership to Support the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Enhancement Across Disciplines

This T&L initiative is a pilot that will enable responsive academic leadership practices by developing School disciplinary leadership teams to lead enhancement locally, and horizontally, across four disciplinary sites within the University. Student engagement from a learner and teacher perspective will be the central theme around which the project activities will be developed, with students…

The MakerMap: linking spaces, knowledge and people in support of creative, inquiry-based, interdisciplinary connection making on and off campus

The aim of this T&L initiative is to establish UCC as a national leader in makerspaces for interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research. A makerspace is “a collaborative space…for making, learning, exploring…open to kids, adults, students, staff, entrepreneurs…has a variety of equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, sewing machines…[1]”. Makerspaces already exist in UCC, in Cork…

Developing a Connected Curriculum: Integrating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals within UCC’s Curriculum

UCC’s Academic Strategy commits the university to developing a “Connected Curriculum” with sustainability featured as one of six thematic areas. This reflects the government’s National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development as well as a growing international literature highlighting the need for HE curricula to reorient towards the SDGs. This reorientation involves not just teaching…

Pandemic Pedagogy: The impact of COVID-19 on teaching and learning at UCC

The impact of UCC’s Certificate/Diploma/Masters in Teaching and Learning on teaching staff has been evidenced at a local level through participants’ self-reflective portfolios and end of semester evaluations. However, co-ordinators of these programs have not had the opportunity to disseminate this evidence. Recommendations from the Quality Review Panel’s report point to the need for “quantifiable…