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Community, Capacity and Culture


Developing strategically aligned sustainable processes and infrastructure that will maximise the impact of TU Dublin’s teaching and learning practices on the student and staff experience. 

Funders and Supporters
This project is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and supported by the TU Dublin Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre.

Latest news

IMPACT Project Final Outputs
Reports from the work package two (CPD Framework for Staff who Teach at TU Dublin) and work package three (Review of the IMPACT funding process and Overview and Analysis of Teaching and Learning Innovation in TU Dublin) are now available. The final IMPACT report will be available soon.

Operation Authentic Assessment Transformation

We’ve launched a mini-site where you can learn about the work of participants in our authentic assessment scholars and supporters scheme. They’ll also be discussing their assessment re-designs in two showcases on the 13th (1PM) and 14th (10AM) of October, info and registration here.

IMPACT Summer Sessions
The final IMPACT-hosted celebrating of our T&L projects took place in an unconference environment. The celebration event comprised a keynote by Katherine Lynch, as well as conversations with Drs. Mary Meaney and Diarmuid O’Callaghan with all attendees taking part in breakout rooms that offered space to reflect and share innovative ideas about TU Dublin in a post-pandemic world. A review of the Summer Session is available here. The whole event was illustrated beautifully by Eimear McNally and her team of very talented illustrators.

IMPACT Projects Gallery
A virtual reality Gallery of some of the IMPACT projects is now available to browse here. The Gallery was launched by TU Dublin President, Prof. David FitzPatrick.

The final monthly e-newsletter, Eye on IMPACT, is now available. Past editions are also available (Feb2021, March2021, April2021). Each edition is packed with project updates, funding opportunities, chances to win IMPACT prizes and special features from the IMPACT-funded initiatives.

IMPACT Operation (Authentic Assessment) Transformation
An Authentic Assessment Scholar and Supporters Scheme is currently open. This scheme will support staff to (re-)design assessments to be more authentic. Details can be found here. The scheme was launched with a masterclass from Assoc. Prof. Geraldine O’Neill.

IMPACT funded Communities of Practice
Details on the IMPACT funded Communities of Practice can be found here. Find your tribe!

IMPACT Special Edition of IJAP
A special edition of the Irish Journal of Academic Practice has been commissioned to disseminate topics of relevance to the IMPACT project. Full details can be found here.

12 student nominated Teaching and Learning innovations
The 12 Teaching and Learning Innovations that work (and why) for TU Dublin students can be found here. Also included are ‘how to’ guides for staff new to each innovation, ‘where to’ considerations for staff experienced with each innovation and a mapping onto the TU Dublin Education Model Principles.