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Transcript of DA Response
September 2012 to January 2013
All ITC managers participated in a nine-day IMI organisational development programme designed in conjunction with the IMI.
This initiative was designed to support the planned strategic development of ITC within the evolving higher education landscape. Completion date fourth-quarter of 2013
Designed to support the planned further expansion of our postgraduate and enterprise support activities.
All Schools and Centres have contributed to its design and it will be an important cross-institutional physical resource.
Designed to maximise the opportunities for idea generation, knowledge production and knowledge transfer. The programme was designed to:
1. Have a particular focus on building a more collaborative organisation which benefits from the excellent work that takes place across all Departments,Campuses and Centres and further enhances the synergies possible at inter-departmental level.
2. Help further develop managers’ knowledge, skills, techniques and behaviours required for driving and successfully implementing organisational change.
3. Engage all members of IT Carlow’s management team in the development of a common approach to current and future challenges.
As part of this management development programme, four collaborative
projects were progressed:
1. Measuring Public Confidence in IT Carlow
2. Internal Communications;
3. Civic and Social Engagement;
4. Holistic student experience – from recruitment to alumni. Designed to co-locate:
Specialised postgraduate research facilities;
Graduate studies facilities and personnel;
EI-New Frontiers accommodation and training facilities;
Incubation units arising from ITC RDI;
Accommodation for EU research and enterprise-related programmes;
Other RDI and Graduate Studies support functions. Outcome of the Panel Visit June 2013
Plans of the Institute in relation to Level 9 Taught Programmes – Postgraduate Office, Scale, Schools, Disciplines, Organisation, Management and Support. Appointment of a Head of Postgraduate Studies
Support ITC Departments, Schools, Centres and Collaborative Partners in the further strategic development and delivery of quality L9 and L10 research and taught PG programmes (FT & PT).
Develop and provide support services for research and taught PG students.
Support the Registrars Office in the Quality Assurance and Enhancement of all Graduate Study Programmes.
Complement the role of the External Services Department in delivering the strategic objectives for RDI.
Complement the activities of the International Office through the promotion of relevant graduate opportunities in ITC internationally.
Support and enable ITC to meet the recommendations of the National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030 within the HEA-led reform of Higher Education. Outcome of the Panel Visit June 2013
Conclusion of the Institutional Review 2010 – Conditions and Recommendations
Quality Assurance Procedures Outcome of the Panel Visit June 2013
Staff Development and Staff Expertise New L10 Supports Policy for Academic Staff
The Institute is committed to increasing the number of its academic staff with Level 10 qualifications and to support those already in its employment to achieve this level.
The new policy has been developed in consultation with those members of staff who have completed or are pursuing Level 10 qualifications in the Institute.
The new policy has been discussed and agreed with all managers.
The new policy took effect in the 1st January 2013.
The first call for applications has opened (will occur twice per year). Staff Qualifications and Expertise
Appropriate staff qualifications and expertise assessed as part of the programme validation process.
44 Academic Staff with L10 Qualifications
26 % increase following 2012/2013 recruitment campaign
134 Academic Staff with Level 9 or equivalent qualifications
Additional 14 Academic Staff currently studying for Level 10 Awards (7 PhD and 7 D.Eds). Start-time 2007 (1), 2008 (4), 2010 (2), 2011 (3), 2012 (4)
Over 70 academic staff members have expressed an interest in pursuing L10 qualifications: School of Science (16), School of Bus. Humanities (21), School Eng. (16), Wexford (21). MA Teaching & Learning has commenced.
Progression opportunities to D.Ed at an advanced stage of development in conjunction with NUI-Maynooth. Delegated Authority Review
Level 9 Taught Programmes
14th February 2013