Teaching Fellowship Team Award 2017 - Call for submissions - deadline 31 May.

Development and Evaluation of an Institute-Wide Assessment and Feedback Strategy

Applications for the Teaching Fellowship Team Award 2017 are invited from multi-disciplinary, cross-Institute teams who have an interest and/or relevant research experience in student assessment and feedback strategies.

These Fellowship Awards are being funded by the Directorate of Digital Campus and Learning Innovation, College of Arts and Tourism, College of Business, College of Engineering and Built Environment and College of Sciences and Health. Funding of up to €24,000 is available for the implementation of an 18month institutional project and may be awarded to a single team or divided among multiple teams.

The successful team or teams will include at least one representative from each of the four Colleges in DIT. All members of the team will be Teaching Fellows for the duration of the project. The project should deliver a set of evidence-based recommendations which can be implemented by the Institute, Colleges, Schools, Programme Committees, Programme Teams and individual lecturer. Further details and the Application Form are available from here 2017 Teaching Fellowships Team Award Information. Forms should be submitted to Linda.Boyd@dit.ie by 5pm on Wednesday 31May.

If you are interested in applying for a 2017 Teaching Fellowship Team Award, but do not have contacts from the other Colleges, you can register an interest here. We will pass on your details and can also add you to a collaborative workspace where you can develop your ideas. If this would be helpful, please provide the relevant information in the form available from the blue link above by Friday 19May.

College Teaching Fellowships were established in the DIT in 2009 under the auspices of the DRHEA SIF 2 project. A College Fellowship is awarded in support of their work developing and evaluating a specific project that supports the enhancement of learning and/or curriculum development at a programme, school or College level.

Teaching Fellowships 2016

Seven Teaching Fellowships were funded in 2016. Themes related to

 The Teaching Fellowship Reports will be published in May 2017 through Arrow.

College of Arts and Tourism

Dr Clíona Doris,  Conservatory of Music and Drama
“Scoring History” through the String Quartet:  Developing an Online Teaching Resource
 The Teaching Fellowship provided the opportunity to develop an online education resource which will be utilised by a wide range of student cohorts and lecturers, as well as engaging with a wider national audience through The National Concert Hall. 

College of Business

Dr. Ruth Casey and Mark Gallagher, Accounting and FinanceAn investigation of how the College of Business is meeting the communications competencies that are required of our graduates by technology companies The purpose of this research was to explore how staff involved in the delivery and development of communication modules are providing these competencies through programme content, assessment and pedagogy.

Rowena Hennigan
The Design of E-Learning Resources for part time Distance Education Students
This project  worked to “Improve the e-learning resources available for students on the Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business”, the educational component of the IBEC Global Graduates programme which is managed and delivered by DIT, College of Business.

College of Engineering and the Built Environment

Eric Bates, Construction Skills
Providing Digital Resources to Enhance Graduate Attributes This research focused on key graduate attributes and the development of digital resources that can assist lecturers in higher education who deliver modules aimed at developing professional skills and graduate attributes.

College of Science and Health

Luca Longo (School of Computing)
Informing instructional design by cognitive load assessment in the classroom
The main objective of this research activity was to explore the impact of a mobile/web-application on the enhancement of teaching and consequently learning.

Maria McNeill (School of Physics)
The Planning and Development of an Education Framework for Practice Educators within Health and Social Care Professions This project aimed to identify training needs for practice educators supporting students on clinical placements and develop a framework to meet those needs.

Steve Meaney (School of Biological Sciences)
Feedbackly – a tool for collecting real-time feedback on the student experience
The objective of this project was to pilot a real-time feedback collection system with a simple user experience and automated analytics.


More information about the Fellowships? Contact your College Head of Learning Development:

More information about past DIT Fellowships? See the LTTC website and access the Fellowship reports on Arrow