Working Groups

The AIT - LIT Consortium has established 17 working groups that span the depth and breadth of our ambition to become a technological university for the Midlands and Mid-West Region and the implementation of this vision once we achieve designation. Our working groups include a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure that we are capturing all available expertise, guidance and voice in our future direction as Ireland's next technological university.

Following international best practice, this group will contribute to the shaping of new TU's mission, vision and values in conjunction with other stakeholders from across both academic institutions. 

This group will help develop a transformative academic positioning and implementation strategy by defining TU educational philosophy, graduate attributes, contemporary curriculum frameworks and programme planning.

This group will develop the research framework to ensure the new TU can build research capacity and scale. Structures, strengths and performance metrics will be defined to produce a strategic roadmap for research sustainability, scaling and success.

The new TU wiIl play a central role in regional development, built on strong partnerships. This group will report on existing industry and civic partnerships, with a view to developing a roadmap for future strategic engagement.

The growing emphasis on apprenticeship and skills education is the focus of this working group. This group will report on the approaches to apprenticeship provision, defining areas for growth and new apprenticeship provision, while maintaining a focus on the student experience, transversal skills, progression and mobility.

Chaired by both institutional registrars, this group will work towards developing quality assurance structures and systems aligned with the full awarding powers of the designated awarding body. This group will frame the approach to academic quality for the new technological university.

Building on the internationalisation successes of the AIT - LIT Consortium, this group will produce a technical report outlining areas of growth and future strategic direction for the new TU.

The TU will develop a transformative academic positioning and implementation strategy and, in that context, this working group will frame the educational platforms for digital transformation of teaching, learning and assessment.

This group will draft a technical report on the approach to student development in the new TU. This will include the Students' Union, student welfare services, sports, clubs and societies, and student administration services which are all aimed at ensuring access for all and providing learners with a unique student experience.

This group will plan for the integration of core digital management systems in the new TU. An audit of current organisation, structures, roles and responsibilities, including technology enhanced learning, will form the basis of a report on strategic development of IT systems and services for the new TU.

Critical to the success of the TU is its people. This group will contribute to a people strategy that will focus on investment in people and HR best practice for strategic change.

This working group will develop a plan for unified campuses for the new technological university. With special consideration for reviewing regional, national and international contexts for the development of TU functions, including provision, research and services.

Consolidated reports on programmes and budgets, student numbers, staff, financial summary and capital expenditure is the responsibility of this working group. In addition, this group will model future financial projection, assumptions and constraints.

This working group manages the process of brand development, marketing and communication with key stakeholders in the project, ensuring a consultative process in the delivery and implementation of a brand new identity for the technological university. Furthermore, the communications and engagement model will serve as a road map to ensuring the ambitions and goals of the consortium project are clearly communicated.

The EDI working group will take a view across the HEI landscape of EDI principles, strategy and an action plan that will inform the culture of the new TU. Outputs from this group will be embedded in all aspects of the TU project work.

Including student representatives in all aspects of the TU project is a key element in ensuring that the student voice is at the heart of creating this new technological university. This group will capture the student voice while working on structures, constitution and supports for the student body.

The TU metrics working group has responsibility for interpreting and collecting data required under legislation to form a technological university.

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