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HE Enhancement Seminar 2016

Growing your vision for Higher Education 2016

The 2016 higher education quality enhancement conference was held on 15 December.  This was the second in our series on sharing smart approaches between institutions. National and international speakers presented their experiences, leadership and institutional perspectives on the theme ‘Using Data for Enhancement Purpose’ to over 200 delegates at Dublin Castle.

Click here to download a copy of the programme or click on the image to the right.


Leadership reflections

Professor Tom Collins, President Emeritus, Maynooth University and Former President, RCSI Bahrain and Dundalk Institute of Technology​

Institutional collaboration in Benchmarking and Peer Review: Assuring Quality of Provision

Dr Sara Booth, Strategic Advisor - Quality (External) at the University of Tasmania and Director of Research and Quality of Private Higher Education (COPHE) in Australia​

National Student Engagement Programme NStep

Cat O'Driscoll, National Student Engagement Coordinator; Dr. Lynn Ramsey, Dylan McGowan and Billy Bennett, Letterkenny IT

(For further information see the NStep Information Leaflet)

UCD Pilot Research Assessment Project - Update

Associate Professor Graeme Warren, Liam Cleere and Dr Roy Ferguson, UCD

Accountability and Quality Improvement: If you think there's a simple solution, you don't understand the problem

Dr Alexander C. McCormick, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington and Director, National Survey of Student Engagement​

Launch of the National Survey Report

Sean O'Reilly, Irish Survey of Student Engagement​

The Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE) as a Tool for Institutional Knowledge and Enhancement: A tri-institutional case study

Aisling McKenna, DCU; Professor Jim Walsh, NIRSA, Maynooth University; and Eoin Langan, Athlone IT​

Industry and Higher Education - a case study in joint vision, collaboration and agility to deliver the insurance apprenticeship programme

Dr Michael Barrett, IT Sligo and Sandra Harvey-Graham, the Insurance Institute​

Set the Stage for Successful Collaborative Provision

Dr Lisa Looney, DCU​

The Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Irish Higher Education: What has been achieved 2013 - 2016

Professor Sarah Moore, Chair, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (NFETL)​

Teaching Excellence Framework and the evolving HE policy and regulatory landscape in the UK

Douglas Blackstock, CEO, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)​

Collaboration for Enhancement

Dr Teresa Whitaker, Hibernia College and Anne Mangan, IPTAS​

Perspectives from a University-wide Research Quality Review - the Highs and Lows!

Elizabeth Noonan, UCC and Deirdre O'Brien, UCC

Guru: Next generation academic analysis – update

David Molloy, DCU

Professional Body Survey - a project undertaken by PARN (Professional Association Research Network)

Professor Andy Friedman, PARN​