Dublin Regional Higher Educational Alliance
- What is the Dublin Region Higher Education Alliance?
- What is the Dublin Centre for Academic Development?
- News & Events
The Dublin Region Higher Education Alliance (DRHEA) is a strategic alliance of the Higher Education sector in the wider Dublin city-region. It includes four Universities and their linked Colleges ( TCD , UCD , DCU and NUIM ) and four Institutes of Technology ( DIT , IADT , ITB and ITT Dublin). The DRHEA has identified four strands where institutions can work collaboratively to increase efficiencies and enhance academic development-:
- Enhancement of Learning
- Graduate Education
- Widening Participiation
Access to DRHEA academic development are availble to Trinity academic community, For more information on stands and activies click on http://www.drhea.ie
DRHEA projects within Trinity College: The Trinity Inclusive Curriculum Project
The Dublin Centre for Academic Development (DCAD), the focal point for the DRHEA's Enhancement of Learning strand, will create a 'virtual' Centre that will capitalise on expertise in educational practice, pedagogy and training in the individual institutions, and will provide access to tailored, structured programmes of training, development and support for academics in a cost-effective and collaborative manner.
The DCAD will prioritise the development of a professional development framework, underpinned by an agreed set of core values that will act as benchmarks for excellence for learning, teaching and assessment across the Dublin region and more generally across Irish higher education.
- Establish a fellowship programme to develop academic leadership and drive academic change across the DRHEA and to improve practice through collaborative activity around priority areas
- Develop a shared accredited training programme for academic staff and tutors which will rationalise teacher training across the DRHEA and build on existing training and educational strengths in partner institutions
- Set up a database of shared expertise and identify multidisciplinary networks to share ideas and collaborate on priority issues
DCAD Online Teaching Module starting March 2012
Dublin Regional Higher Education Alliance: Teaching Fellowships
The DRHEA Fellowships, which will focus specifically on the enhancement of undergraduate learning, are open to all full-time members of academic staff actively engaged in undergraduate teaching and development, and who are interested in participating in a strategic group project within the Dublin Region. Successful Fellows will receive a bursary of 5,000 euro to support their participation, and will be selected competitively based on a short application form and a supporting nomination statement. Up to five Fellowships will be awarded and not more than one Fellowship will be awarded per institution. The DRHEA Fellowships will address a strategic theme: Enhancing First Year Learning.
For further details on the Fellowships, the strategic theme and the applications process please visit: www.drhea.ie . The closing date for completed applications is 5pm Friday 23rd March 2012.
The DRHEA 'Research Enabled Learning' project team are organising the second Undergraduate Research Conference for 12th October 2011 in the Helix, DCU. They are currently inviting undergraduates to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations and have extended the deadline to July 27th, 2011.
They are also seeking colleagues to act as reviewers of abstracts in August. If you are interested and available, please let them know.
Full details of this undergraduate conference and related activities are available within their project website:
2 day international symposium entitled: "Realising Bologna: Implications for Policy and Practice", 7 -8 June 2011, DCU
Conference abstract and further information
This symposium will be of particular interest to those who have played key roles in implementing curriculum reform in their institution in the context of the Bologna Agreement. Participants are invited to attend with a view to engaging in discussions about the challenges, opportunities and outstanding issues associated with our experience of becoming Bologna compliant.
Realising Bologna is designed to be highly interactive with a mix of key note input and parallel focused discussions addressing topics such as: quality assurance and learning outcomes; national/regional collaborative strategies; approaches to curriculum reforms; challenges wrt discipline-specific learning outcomes; maintaining programme/institutional distinctiveness; learning outcomes, assessment and grading schemes.