Welcome to the Office of the Vice-President for Learning & Teaching
The Office of the Vice-President for Learning & Teaching at UCC was established in 2008 to promote and support excellence in teaching and to increase the quality of education at UCC. Our mission is to lead and inspire a culture of transformative teaching and scholarship through partnerships that foster student success and lifelong learning. The Office now encompasses 7 units, which you can find out more about by clicking the links below.
The OVPLT launches new mission statement.
To lead and inspire a culture of transformative teaching and scholarship through partnerships that foster student success and lifelong learning.
UCC selected as host for 2025 EUA Learning and Teaching Forum
Cork has been chosen as the host city for a major international summit on the future of higher education which is to take place in 2025.
UCC’s Office of the Vice President for Learning and Teaching and Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning announced its successful bid to host the event.
Office of the VP for Learning Teaching launches series of short videos.
Entitled OVPLT Talks, the series will feature interviews with people from across the OVPLT, chatting about current topics relating to Learning and Teaching in UCC.Find Out More
UCC Teaching Excellence Awards 2023
The annual UCC President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Ceremony will take place in the Aula Maxima on Tuesday 5th December. These prestigious awards recognise excellence in teaching and provide a process for acknowledging the outstanding efforts of teaching staff to ensure that UCC students receive the highest quality learning and teaching experience. We look forward to celebrating their success with our colleagues and their families.
The latest edition of the OVPLT newsletter is in production and will be published on the website in the coming weeks.
We hope you will enjoy reading about news, events, projects and courses from across the seven units of the OVPLT.Find Out More
The 2023 Showcase is a day-long event to highlight the diversity of learning and teaching initiatives happening across UCC and to exchange ideas and approaches.
Themes include digital education, academic integrity, universal design for learning, education for sustainable development, and student engagement. This year’s Showcase brings together colleagues from across the university and includes 10 lightning talks, 11 panel speakers, and 79 posters reflecting the breadth and depth of engagement in learning and teaching enhancement in UCC. The event will culminate in the President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching in the Aula Maxima.Find Out More
Learning and Teaching online
In this video Prof. Paul McSweeney, Vice-President for Learning and Teaching, speaks with colleagues Dr Catherine O’Mahony, Director of the Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, and Cliodhna O’Callaghan, Project Lead UCC, IUA Enhancing Digital Teaching & Learning, Centre for Digital Education, on plans for teaching remotely at UCC in the coming year.Find Out More