- Head of Department.
MEMBERSHIP OF ACADEMIC COMMITTEES
- Member of Academic Council
- Member of Academic Council Standing Committees:
- Teaching & Learning Committee
- Examination Appeals Board
- Member of Faculty of Social Science
- University representative Dublin Regional Higher Education Alliance Committee (Strategic Innovation Fund 2008-2011)
- University representative Committee for Lifelong Learning (Strategic Innovation Fund 2007-2008)
2007: & McCaul,O. ‘Handbook for Validation of Non-formal Adult Education Courses: (REACTION) No. 223855-CP-1-2005-1-LT-GRUNDTVIG-G1.
2007: ‘Validation of Non-formal Adult Education Courses: A New Validation Function for Higher Education Institutes in Europe’ In REACTION, Validation and Recognition of Experiential Learning. Kaunas: Vytautas Magnus University.
2008 & Janssen, A.T.H. OECD Report: Country Note for Scotland & England: Thematic Review and Collaborative Analysis on Recognition of Non-formal and Informal Learning. (April 2008)
2005-2007: with Christopher Reid. Research project ‘Recognition and accreditation of experiential learning – a way for better accessibility of adult education’(REACTION GRUNDTVIG-G1) with Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania; Radio ECCA Spain; Tallinn University, Estonia; Euroform, Italy; University of Ghent, Belgium; Odyssee, Netherlands. (G1 €25,174.00)
This project aims to develop a tool kit for the application and process of accreditation of experiential learning at third level. Its objective is to design a range of procedures that will be student centred, easy to use and cost effective for all. It is hoped that as a result of the project APEL will become common practice as a mechanism for access, transfer and progression in the third level system. http://reaction.vdu.lt/
2008: Committee for Lifelong Learning (Strategic Innovation Fund 2007-2008) Comparative analysis of the provision of services to fulltime and part-time students registered on campus for accredited courses (in collaboration with five Irish Institutes of Technology under the national Strategic Innovation Fund).
2007-2008: Commissioned review of impact of the Integrating Literacy course on training provision in Community Training Centres, Teagasc and VECs (in collaboration with FAS & National Adult Literacy Agency).
NUI Maynooth Certificates: Annual Presentations at local venues around the country (2003-2008)
2007: Validation of Non-formal Adult Education Courses. Workshop facilitated at Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning in different sectors: REACTION Conference, Univeristy of Ghent, Belguim. (13th September 2007)
2007: Action working groups: recommendations for future developments in APEL: Workshop and plenary session facilitated at Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning in different sectors: REACTION Conference, Univeristy of Ghent, Belguim. (13th September )
2007: Workshop for stakeholders on Validation of Non-formal Adult Education Courses. Workshop facilitated at Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning in different sectors: NUI Maynooth
2007: ‘Breaking Down Divides’ panel member for plenary session at UALL Conference, University of Cambridge
2006: National Qualification Frameworks: the Irish Experience, UALL conference, NUI Maynooth
2006: ‘APEL and Credit Transfer in Ireland’ Presentation to delegates at Universities Association for Lifelong Learning Administrators Network Conference. NUI Maynooth
2006: ‘Developing a flexible and accessible model for the recognition and accreditation of experiential learning in Higher Education in Ireland’ Paper presented to delegates at National Association of Community Education Directors conference, Nenagh, Co Tipperary
2006: ‘Life Long Learning in the Postmodern Age’ Presentation to the University’s Association for Life Long Learning Conference, NUI Maynooth
2006: ‘Leader Training for Independent Living’ Independent Living Community, Navan, Co. Meath
2006: ‘Developing a flexible and accessible model for RPEL in Higher Education in Ireland’ Paper delivered to Conference of National Association of Community Education Directors (NACED), Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
2004: Competence Validation Trends in Europe: Benefits to Enterprise, Challenges to Training Organisations Paper presented to conference delegates - Developing competence validation systems – experience of Ireland. Vilnius, Lithuania.
2002: with Ryan, A. Overview of the agencies delivering training and education in Ireland
2002: Paper presented with Anne Ryan to delegates at the Guidelines for the New Curricula in Education Seminar, Tivat, Monegnegro.
- Member of the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA)
- Advisor to Education Board of Centre for Independent Living, Carmichael House, Dublin.
- Member of National Trainer’s Network
- Member Drug Education Worker’s Forum
- Member of the Advisory Group for the Recognition of Prior Learning, NQAI
- National Qualifications Authority of Ireland. Member of Recognition of Prior Learning Advisory Group (2004-2005)