Drawing on our successful, existing programmes supporting and funding Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Student Engagement (TLASE) enhancement projects, SATLE 2020 enabled MTU to capitalise on the collaborative opportunities presented from a recently established Technological University with 20 innovative enhancement projects. The Teaching and Learning Unit launched the Transforming Teaching and Learning for Student Success Projects strand of the SATLE Funding 2020 Call in February 2021.
44 proposals (individual/team-based) were submitted and following international peer-review, 20 projects were funded (€6,000-€16,000) spanning a range of departments and functions: Business, Computing, Creative Arts, Engineering, Health and Social Care, Mathematics, and Sciences, as well as International provision, Student Engagement and Partnership, and UDL.
Core project teams encompass 36 departments, over 130 staff and more than 60 students.
Projects have already added significant value to MTU, contributing to the continued development of a TLASE culture that sees all members of the institutional community (academics, professional staff, students) and wider stakeholders working and learning together.
Hear more about the fantastic projects directly from those involved in a summary clip produced at the end of the SATLE 2020 as part of MTU’s report to the National Forum:
What core themes have emerged as a result of SATLE 2020 projects?
Whilst individual projects are naturally collaborative based on the composition of each core team, the TLU has supported networking across all projects as core themes have emerged including:
- Establishing interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial learning opportunities
- Enabling growth of professional and transversal skills
- Exploring practices to support the whole/holistic student journey through well-being and self-motivation
- Empowering a diverse range of student influencers
- Encouraging the translation of international and national practices to local module and programme activity.
What type of projects were funded in 2020?
Projects spanned the full range of discipline areas in MTU and had engagement from students, staff and external partners.
More detailed individual project summaries and outputs can be found on the project pages