26 November 2019 | EQAF Paper

Development of a new Student Centred Quality Enhancement Framework for Ireland’s first Technological University

Nicole O’Neill (TU Dublin), Jan Cairns (TU Dublin), Sinead O’Neill (TU Dublin), Philip Owende (TU Dublin), Brian Bowe (TU Dublin)

On 1 January 2019, Ireland’s first Technological University (TU Dublin) was established when Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) and Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT) merged. Three independent quality assurance frameworks continue to be implemented across the three constituencies of the former independent institutes.


However, to meet its statutory obligations and to further enhance excellence in the education provision and experience, TU Dublin is developing a new quality framework that builds upon the existing robust quality structures of the former individual institutes. An Academic Quality Project Team was established to develop the new quality framework and started by defining the principles and philosophical perspectives that will underpin the new quality framework. The quality system will support academic innovation and incorporate best practices to ensure programmes and practices align to the objectives of an engaged societal technological university and the vision and mission of TU Dublin.

This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.

ISSN: 1375-3797

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