The second peer learning seminar addressed national and institutional approaches to delivering efficiency. The focus was to provide case studies on key efficiency measures implemented in Ireland and their impact and effectiveness.
Participants explored the challenges encountered and lessons learnt and try to identify what scope may exist for transferability of these to other institutions or higher education systems. The seminar also investigated what types of measures are most effective in delivering efficiency and why and what the key enablers are with regard to delivering and maximising efficiency. Participants considered what role funding and funding models have on implementation of efficiency measures and try to understand the limits to efficiency.
They were able to benefit from
Welcome & opening remarks
Irish university landscape: Introduction & context setting
Tour de table
Case Study I - System Performance & Strategic Dialogue Frameworks
Case Study II – Rationalisation of Initial Teacher Training
Case Study III – Establishment of the Office of Government Procurement
Chair’s Introduction - Broad overview of collaboration within the Irish university system
Case Study I – Efficiency in Administrative Support Systems – The Central Applications Office & Access Routes to HE
Case Study II – Efficiency in Engagement with Enterprise– Knowledge Transfer Ireland
Case Study III – Efficiency in Teaching & Learning – The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning
Case Study I – UCD Agile, University College Dublin
Case Study II – Assessment of competencies in Nursing Placements, Dublin City University