UCC Academic Strategy 2018-2022

Student learning and research will be facilitated through a Connected Curriculum that aligns with demand, university priorities and effective assessment practices.

Implementation is managed under the following six priorities:

UCC's Academic Strategy (2018 - 2022) was launched on 4th December 2018, following almost a year of development, and sets out a roadmap for our academic ambitions over the coming years. It focusses on six key priority areas:

  1. Develop a Connected Curriculum, building on existing strengths and best practice globally.
  2. Align curriculum offerings with demand and with teaching and research priorities.
  3. Constructively align effective assessment practices with learning outcomes. 
  4. Facilitate students' development of core values and graduate attributes.
  5. Establish a student enrolment plan that aligns with student recruitment targets.
  6. Reform academic governance such that innovation is enabled, coherence is restored and risk is reduced. 

The implementation of this strategy will be achieved by breaking each goal down into a number of discrete actions. Achieveing these goals will involve working with all Schools and Colleges, and with individuals; the development of metrics; and regular reviews. Updates on activities that we are undertaking to implement the Academic Strategy will be provided on this page and at Information Sessions hosted by the Deputy President & Registrar

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You can download UCC's Academic Strategy 2018 - 2022 at the link below:

You can download the Timeframe for Implementation at the link below:




The UCC Academic Strategy is a very important step in the right direction for third level education

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