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Learning Enhancement Projects 2020 07.11.19

As part of the National Forum’s Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement Funding in Higher Education 2019, UCD have received funding of €170,000 to support small-scale Learning Enhancement Projects (LEPs). The aim of these LEPs is to support engagement with teaching and learning enhancement by individuals or small teams within UCD. The initiative is aimed at all UCD faculty, staff and students.

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Strategic Alignment Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund 2019 11.11.19

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, in partnership with the HEA recently issued a call for proposals for a new fund focusing on the development of disciplinary excellence in learning, teaching and assessment. Following an internal competition six team-based project proposals were put forward by UCD, and all six were successfully funded. Congratulations to the teams involved.

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Professional Qualifications in University Teaching and Learning January start 17.09.19

Applications are open to the UCD Teaching and Learning Level 9 programmes for academic related staff teaching in higher education:

• Professional Certificate University Teaching & Learning (U011) - 15 ECTS
• Certificate of Continuing Professional Development University Teaching and Learning (U007) - 7.5 ECTS

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Lecturer Induction Workshop 16.09.19

Lecturer Induction Workshop to support those new to teaching in Higher Education is taking place on Tuesday 10th March 2020 from 11am to 1pm.

The aim of this session is to support UCD faculty and staff new to teaching in Higher Education, in particular early career academics and those new to UCD, to develop skills to provide a learner-centred focus to their teaching. 

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University Teaching and Learning awardees 2019 reunion 09.10.19

Congratulations to the 2019 graduates of the Professional Programmes University Teaching and Learning. There were 65 graduates in total from the Professional Programmes this year, 30 from the one year Professional Certificate Programme, 16 from the Certificate of CPD and 19 from the Professional Diploma.

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“How can you cater for diverse student needs?” 05.07.19

As Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) continue to work towards diversifying the student profile, the design of teaching, learning and assessment must also evolve to ensure an inclusive educational environment for all students. An Inclusive Assessment and Feedback approach aims to support all students in the module/programme, including those students who seek out assessment accommodations.

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UCD EdTECx in action Workshops - Available to book now 26.06.19

This is a series of workshops focusing on Module & Assessment Design and Feedback in Brightspace. Following on from the UCD EdTECx talks which took place in March the EdTECx in action workshops are hands-on demonstrations which address the use of Brightspace from both pedagogical and technical perspectives. All workshops take place at lunch time and are open to all UCD faculty and teaching staff. 

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T&L Symposium 2019 "Inspiring Lectures: Inspiring Learning" 14.05.19

The UCD Teaching and Learning Symposium ‘Inspiring Lectures: Inspiring Learning’ took place on Wednesday 8th May in the UCD O’Brien Centre of Science.

This was the fourth UCD Teaching and Learning annual symposium bringing together research, international expertise and generously shared experience of colleagues on a topical theme. Interest in the symposia has been growing each year and this year it booked out within a week. More than 120 faculty and staff attended.

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UCD Teaching & Learning Awards 2018 Presented 28.02.19

The UCD 2018 Teaching and Learning Awards were presented by the Registrar and Deputy President, Professor Mark Rogers at a ceremony on 27th February 2019.

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Announcement of UCD Teaching & Learning Awardees 2018 15.01.19

Professor Andrew Deeks, President of UCD announced the UCD Teaching and Learning Awardees 2018 on 15th January 2019.

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Fellows in Teaching and Academic Development Appointed 2018-20 18.12.18

Two Fellowship research teams have been formed to focus on university-wide enhancement in teaching and learning through strategic policy and practice-based research over the next two years.  

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Terry Barrett - Teaching and Learning Awardee 21.11.18

Congratulations to our colleague Terry Barrett, who has received a Teaching and Learning Award amongst Academic Affairs in recognition of her sustained commitment to teaching excellence and student learning.

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