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UCD Vice-principals for Teaching and Learning

Each of the six UCD colleges have a vice-principal for teaching & learning.

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College of Arts and Humanities

Dr Naomi McAreavey

naomi.mcareavey@ucd.ie

01-7168695

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College of Business

Professor Séamas Kelly

seamas.kelly@ucd.ie

01-7164728

 

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College of Engineering and Architecture  

Assoc Prof Amanda Gibney

amanda.gibney@ucd.ie

01-7163217

Sue Rackard

College of Health and Agricultural Sciences

Dr Susan Rackard

sue.rackard@ucd.ie

01-7166223

 

 carmel hensey

College of Science

Assoc Prof Carmel Hensey

carmel.hensey@ucd.ie

01-7166739

 

Niamh Moore Cherry

College of Social Sciences and Law

Assoc Prof Niamh Moore-Cherry

vptlsocialscienceslaw@ucd.ie

01-7168222

 

What do vice-principals for teaching and learning do?

Vice-principals for teaching & learning play a high-level role in:

  • Enhancing university education quality and supporting student learning
  • Guiding college and school based teaching & learning initiatives
    • Chairing Teaching and Learning Committees in their respective colleges
    • Reviewing new and ongoing educational trends and developments
    • Highlighting teaching excellence and promoting innovation with a range of awards and grants
    • Linking all aspects of student education by focusing on learning outcomes and developing transferable skills in line with best practice
  • Shaping university policy & strategy – by collaborating closely with each other and at
    • University level through the University Teaching and Learning Committee, chaired by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies
    • College and school level with College Principals, Deans/Programme Deans, Directors of Graduate Schools, Heads of Schools and School Heads of Teaching and Learning  
  • Developing & implementing the Teaching & Learning annual work programme working together with the Registrar and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies in collaboration with UCD Teaching and Learning 
  • Representing UCD at a range of teaching & learning fora both nationally (HEA, DRHEA, UCD-TCD alliance), and internationally (U21 and international conferences)