UCC's INDEx Survey Results

8 May 2020

Between November 11th and December 1st 2019, UCC staff and students took part in the INDEx Survey. This was managed nationally by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and co-ordinated within UCC by the Centre for Digital Education in the Office of Vice President for Learning and Teaching.

Today, the findings of this national survey were released in a launch (available to view here) and we are delighted to be able to share this information with you, along with initial findings specifically within UCC.

The full national report can be accessed through this link.

When we emailed you and asked for your contributions to the survey on November 12th 2019, we committed to sharing the results with you and using them to inform future developments around the staff and student digital experience in UCC. We had hoped to get this to you in February, but it took a little longer to complete our initial analysis.

Here you will see two presentations with the summary findings for both the staff and student versions of the survey. 300 staff and 1,463 students took part in the survey and our findings are largely in line with national results.

Next Steps

Over the coming months, the Centre for Digital Education intends to pursue the following actions:

  1. Working with our UCC Students as partners, we will act on those areas that have achievable solutions as soon as we can. We will do this through collaboration with key stakeholders including UCC Management and UCC Information Services. We will publish these responses online.

  2. Continue with the analysis of qualitative data to learn more about how staff and students view their digital experience in UCC. We will publish our findings as they become available on the CDE website.

  3. Work with stakeholders to design more responses to more complex issues. This may take the form of information sessions, training interventions, communication campaigns and inputs into various committees.

  4. Launch a ‘Teach Digi’ learning campaign to engage with staff and students around digital skills and knowledge.

  5. Continue to offer consultations to staff around the application of technology to education. Staff can book one-to-one sessions through the form available here.


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With thanks and credit to Shane Galvin in Applied Psychology, UCC, for his work on analysing the quantitative analysis of UCC's INDEx findings: https://www.ucc.ie/en/digital-ed/happenings/uccs-index-survey-results.html.

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