Document Type

Conference Paper


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Publication Details

Presented at the IGIP: International Society for Engineering Education Conference, Graz, Austria, 2009.


This paper attempts to show what academics and other stakeholders think about academic change in an Institute of Technology in Ireland as this HEI attempts to respond to a rapidly changing external s becoming a university and moving to a new campus on a green field site. It is a summary of aspects of a doctoral thesis undertaken by an experienced academic that set out to explore how the unprecedented challenges now facing higher education internationally might best be met in the Dublin Institute of Technology. It is insider research and this paper identifies and examines barriers and enablers to change in this HEI. In doing this a story evolves that is rich and insightful and may have application for other HEIs internationally.