Teaching & Learning Committee


Chair:  Professor William O’Brien 

  • Dr Reagan Murphy

School of Applied Psychology: 


  • Dr Simone McCaughren     

School of Applied Social Studies:


  • Dr João Costa

School of Education:   


  • English:            Dr. Heather Laird (Dr. Maureen O’Connor Sem 1)
  • DAH:                Dr. Mike Cosgrave 

School of English:  


  • Geography:       Mr. Ray O’Connor
  • Archaeology:     Dr Ben Gearey
  • Classics:           Dr Catherine Ware

School of the Human Environment:


  • History:           Dr. David Fitzgerald
  • History of Art:  Dr. Flavio Boggi

School of History:       


  • Béaloideas:      Dr. Ciarán Ó Gealbháin
  • EMI:                Dr.Catriona O’Dochartaigh
  • Modern Irish:   Dr Ken Ó Donnchú

School of Irish Learning


  • Asian Studies:  Dr Constantin Hozier
  • French:            Dr. Kate Hodgson
  • German:          Dr.Emma Riordan
  • Italian:            Dr.Darragh O’Connell
  • SPLAS:            Ms. Eugenia Bolado-Colina (Ms. Sofia da Silva Mendes as alternate)

School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


  • Music:     Theatre:  Dr.Fionn Woodhouse (for duration of contract)
  • FSM:       Dr.Barry Monahan (for 3 years from Sept 2017)

School of Film, Music & Theatre:       


  • Criminology:                     Dr. James Windle
  • Government & Politics:      Dr. Fiona Buckley
  • Philosophy:                       Dr Jason Dockstadter
  • Sociology:                        Dr Tracey Skillington
  • Study of Religions:            Dr Tatsuma Padoan

School of Sociology, Philosophy, Criminology, Government, & Poltics:


Terms of Reference

The existing T&L Committee will change to become a broad forum for teaching interests and concerns in the College. This requires a shift from representation at school level to the functional areas of teaching at discipline and interdisciplinary level. The forum will convene once a semester to discuss broad areas of teaching and learning policy.

Three sub-committees will be drawn from membership of the main T&L Committee:

  • College Academic Development Sub-Committee (CADC) will continue to process the introduction of new teaching programmes and changes to current programmes.
  • A new Student Experience Sub-Committee will develop policy and practice to support student engagement with teaching (attendance, digital environment, Library, etc.), student well-being, and the quality of the teaching environment (space etc). This will replace the old Student Affairs Committee, with Chair’s Action to continue in respect of student applications/requests (Vice-Head will assume responsibility for same).
  • A new Recruitment and Employability Sub-Committee to support income generation and the sustainability of teaching, through measures such as open days, school promotions, social media campaigns, etc. targeting domestic and international markets. New initiatives in adult education, access, part-time and distance learning.

These three sub-committees to be supported by special-purpose working groups (as required).

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