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Published on behalf of the LIN Accredited Professional Development Working Group


This publication has arisen out of collaborative work completed as part of the Learning Innovation Network (LIN) project funded under Strand 2 of the Irish Higher Education Authority (HEA) Strategic Initiative funded (SIF) sectoral project: Improving services to students and capacity building (2006-2010), involving all 13 Irish Institutes of Technology and the Technological University Dublin. One of the 3 objectives of this strand was to scope the parameters of an agreed Academic Development Programme. Since Sept 2008, a LIN Accredited Professional Development (APD) Sub-group has been working towards the establishment of a sustainable shared academic development programme that might be offered by the sector and across the sector. As part of this process, several course designs were considered, a 10 ECTS LIN APD Special purpose award design template was developed, 7 of the partner institutions were commissioned to develop, pilot and evaluate these awards and a model subsequently developed in order that successful completion of various combinations of these awards could lead to a level 9 Postgraduate LIN award in its own right. This publication provides an overview of this innovative collaborative work conducted during the timescale of the project.

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