Professional Development

Post-doctoral Researchers

Seminar Series for Post-doctoral Research Fellows

UCD Teaching & Learning provides a dedicated seminar series for post-doctoral and research fellows.  The aim of these seminars is to introduce participants to the key concepts underpinning good practice in third-level teaching and learning, and to enable them to review and prepare to undertake some basic teaching activities.

The structure of the programme offers a number of opportunities for the individual to engage in core aspects of academic practice and to begin to build a professional teaching portfolio.

The seminars will take place across two full days, followed by a peer-review session.  At the core of these sessions is the opportunity for participants to engage, negotiate and participate, where possible in a range of teaching and learning activities. For more information consult the Seminar Series for Post Doctoral Research Fellows Handbook 2019-20

Learning Outcomes

On completion of these seminars one should be able to:

  • Appraise a range of teaching, learning and assessment methods
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of some of the basic principles and practices of third level teaching and learning
  • Demonstrate the use of universal design in the course of teaching
  • Develop a teaching practice portfolio.


Sessions and Booking

SessionSeminar Series OverviewSeries One DatesSeries Two Dates
One Critical Reflection & The Review and Design of Classes 11.12.19 12.05.20
Two Developing a Teaching Portfolio & The Review and Design of Teaching Materials
Three Presentation, Communication and Facilitation 12.12.19 13.05.20
Four The Design of Effective Student Assessment
Five Peer Review and Portfolio Preparation 21.01.20 26.05.20

Venues and times are available in the calendar.

Any questions relating to seminar registration should be directed to Mr David Jennings

or Alanna O'Sullivan Researcher Development Specialist, UCD HR, People Development and Organisation Effectiveness, telephone: 716-4913.