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SUCCEED is very much a university wide project with team membership, including colleagues from the Department of Mathematics, MTU Cork Students Union, AnSEO - The Student Engagement Office and Teaching and Learning Unit along with MTU Kerry Students Union and Student Engagement Office. 

 

Project Launch: Friday 5th November 

The SATLE2020 project SUCCEED - Standardising the Use, Communication and Capability of studEntsurvEy.ie Data was launched on Friday 5th November 2021, by Dr. Seán Lacey, Department of Mathematics, and Linda O’Sullivan, TLU & AnSEO – The Student Engagement Office, MTU Cork. 

 

The session was opened by Marese Bermingham, Head of AnSEO – The Student Engagement Office and Head of Teaching and Learning Unit, MTU Cork and Dr Stephen Cassidy, Dean of Academic Quality Enhancement and Dean of Graduate Studies, MTU Cork.

 

Dr Seán Lacey then introduced the SUCCEED project itself, providing a brief overview of its phases, along with sample output from the standardised reporting structure, developed by the team, on StudentSurvey.ie data which is reproducible across all applicable academic units and programmes in MTU. Seán explained how this standardised reporting structure can be utilised across academic units and programmes for course board meetings, programmatic reviews, coaching and professional development of staff. 

 

Linda O’Sullivan then proceeded to give a brief overview of some of the various initiatives that the Teaching and Learning Unit and AnSEO – The Student Engagement Office in MTU Cork provide to staff and students that align with StudentSurvey.ie indicators.

 

The session was closed by Aileen Kennedy, Assistant Registrar and Head of Student Engagement, MTU Kerry.

 

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This project is part of MTU’s ‘Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement 2020’ funding allocation from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education), in partnership with the Higher Education Authority, which is being coordinated within MTU by the Teaching and Learning Unit. 

What is StudentSurvey.ie?

  • StudentSurvey.ie is an Irish national survey that was piloted from 2013 – 2015 with project working groups basing questions on the US National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) which has been in use since 2000.
  • Since 2016, approximately 70 questions – summarised as 9 indicators/categories – gain insight into student’s ability to develop key capabilities such as critical thinking, problem-solving, writing skills, team-work and communication skills.
  • It is a mechanism to reflect students’ self-reported perceptions of their experiences while studying at the university.

How is Studentsurvey.ie data being used/not used and why?

  • To date, data collected has been mainly used only at an institute level.
  • Concerns with low response rates at an academic unit level and programme level.
  • With data collected since 2016, the importance of a reliable and consistent reporting structure of StudentSurvey.ie data has never been more important across academic units Campuses, Faculties, Schools, Departments – and at programme level.
  • A standardised reporting structure of StudentSurvey.ie data that could be utilised for course board meetings, programmatic reviews, coaching and professional development of staff in response to results from the survey, feedback with students, etc.

What is the project plan?

  • Produce a standardised reporting structure on StudentSurvey.ie data that is reproducible across all applicable academic units and programmes in MTU.
  • Host an information session at the start of the Academic Year 2021/22, to communicate the vision of how the standardised reporting structure of StudentSurvey.ie data could be utilised across academic units and programmes.
  • Engage with members from academic units to showcase the use and capability of the StudentSurvey.ie results for specific units – e.g., course board meetings, programmatic reviews, coaching and professional development of staff and to celebrate success.
  • Develop short videos/animations to circulate to the student body prior to StudentSurvey.ie February 2022, based on feedback from respective academic units and student representatives.

Who are the succeed team members?

The following are our team members -

 

Dr Seán Lacey

Project Lead

Department of Mathematics, MTU Cork

Email: sean.lacey@mtu.ie

Twitter: @seanwithafada

 

 Linda O'Sullivan

Linda O’Sullivan

AnSEO – the Student Engagement Office | Teaching & Learning Unit, MTU Cork

Email:linda.osullivan@mtu.ie

Twitter: @OSullivanLinda

Róisín O' Grady

AnSEO, The Student Engagement Office, MTU Cork

Email: roisin.ogrady@mtu.ie

Twitter: @RoisinOGrady2

 

Cliona Hatano

AnSEO, The Student Engagement Office, MTU Cork

Email:cliona.hatona@mtu.ie

Twitter: @ClionaHatano

 

Deirdre Casey

AnSEO, The Student Engagement Office, MTU Cork

Email: maried.casey@mtu.ie

Twitter: @DeirdreMCasey

Rosalynd Hayes

The Student Engagement Office, MTU Kerry

Email:rosalynd.hayes@mtu.ie

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