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Higher Education Enhancement Seminar 2015

Higher Education Enhancement Seminar 2015

​The first seminar from our quality enhancement programme Growing your vision for quality in higher education through collaboration was held in May 2015.

Higher education providers came together for a seminar to share and learn about quality enhancement practices. The theme was Sharing smart approaches to optimising quality. The seminar provided national and international delegates with a unique opportunity to share their experiences, leadership and perspectives on the theme. The programme is available to view here

Presentations from the seminar are available below:




A wide range of breakout sessions on the day showcased examples of initiatives and innovations in quality enhancement in a number of institutions:

​​Behind the Scenes: Securing success in online learning​Naomi Jackson, Hibernia College
Beyond Fieldwork: What are institutions doing with their ISSE results?​Aisling McKenna, DCU
​CIT Strategic Student Engagement and Retention Initiative (CITSSERI)​Marese Bermingham, Cork IT
Clash of the Titans​Ian McKenna, St Nicholas Montessori College Ireland
Enabling Creative and Entrepreneurial Mindsets​Prof Suzi Jarvis and Dr Colman Farrell, Innovation Academy, UCD
​Guru: Next generation academic analysis​David Molloy and Dr Sarah Ingle, DCU
Listening to the Student Voice: working together to develop the role of class reps​Graham Higginbotham, Mary Scally, Jan Cairns and Nicole O’Neill, DIT
Quality Enhancement by Process Optimisation​Dr Michael Hall, IT Tralee
Student Feedback in the context of National Strategy​Daniel Coulter, Cora McCormack and Dr Joseph Ryan, Athlone IT
The Clanwilliam Institute Writing Tutor service​Dr Aine O'Reilly, Clanwilliam Institute
Tripartite Approach to Quality Assurance​Dr David O’Sullivan, NUI Galway
​UCD Pilot Research Assessment Project​Liam Cleere and Dr Roy Ferguson, UCD


During the seminar, attendees were surveyed to gather input on QQI’s approach to enhancement and the selection of themes for future enhancement events. A report based on the responses to the survey is available here