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UL School of Law wins national DELTA award

(L-R) Andrew Forde USI, Eddie Keane, School of Law, University of Limerick, Prof Sarah Moore, Chair of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. Photographer: Paul Sherwood

We are pleased to congratulate the School of Law’s Director of Teaching and Learning, Eddie Keane on his DELTA Award.

Eleven projects from seven higher level institutions were announced as Awardees at the inaugural DELTA (Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment) awards in Dublin on Wednesday 21st March).

The awards were presented by the Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D. for projects that demonstrated outstanding commitment to enriching teaching and learning in their disciplines and preparing graduates for the working world. The DELTA awards are organised by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Prof Sarah Moore, Chair of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning said:

“We are delighted to be hosting the DELTA awards, highlighting project teams that have had an outstanding impact on teaching and learning in higher education.  The Awards also recognise the importance of discipline leadership and celebrate the expertise and commitment that characterises exceptional teaching.”

Speaking during the Awards ceremony, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., Minister for Higher Education said:

“The Awards are strongly aligned with the principles and ambitions of the 2018 Action Plan for Education and from my perspective it is particularly heartening to see the wide range of institutions and disciplinary areas that the project applications came from. It highlights something that is very important to me – which is that there is clear, focused and ongoing commitment to teaching and learning enhancement within our institutions. This matters greatly and is one of the fundamental foundation stones for an excellent and renowned higher education sector”.

The inaugural DELTA Awards form an integral part of the overall teaching enhancement approach of the National Forum by recognising the value of teaching at a national level.  The learning impact awards system highlights the quality of higher education in Ireland and will recognise and publicise this good work to a wider audience, increasing innovation, enhancement and collegiality within higher education communities.

In announcing the winners, at a special event held in the Mansion House on March 21st, Professor Sarah Moore (Chair of Ireland’s Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning) said:

“DELTA awards are major national level awards for Irish higher education teaching. The application process was challenging, and each submission was assessed rigorously by an expert panel of reviewers. Only the best submissions were shortlisted and only the most exceptional received awards.”


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