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The WIT Academic Council is appointed by the Governing Body, under the terms of the Regional Technical Colleges Acts, to assist it in the planning, co-ordination, development and overseeing of the educational work of the college and to protect, maintain and develop the academic standards of the courses and the activities of the college. Academic Council is, therefore, central to assuring and developing  the standards of teaching, learning, assessment and research at WIT, and in developing and monitoring the implementation of the academic strategy of the Institute.

Academic Council regulations and policies are available on the WIT Policies pages. Academic Council draft documents and minutes are available on the Academic Council intranet site. Academic Council actions and decisions occur at the council itself and also in the committees that report to council. The schedule of the council and committee meetings for this academic year is listed here.

The 9th WIT Academic Council membership is:

Academic Planning Committee

The Academic Planning Committee’s remit involves developing academic policy and strategy and the systems that support the implementation of that policy and strategy. The current Committee members are:

  • Dr. Derek O’Byrne  – Chairperson

  • Dr Colette Moloney

  • Dr. Paul O’Leary

  • Mr John Maher

  • Ms Aoife Molloy

  • Prof John Wells

  • Dr Martin Hayes

  • Dr.  Orla O’Donovan

Academic Quality Committee

The Academic Quality Committee’s remit centres around the assurance and enhancement of quality in the design and delivery of modules and programmes of study at all levels in Waterford Institute of Technology and its partners in education. The current Committee members are:

  • Dr. Derek O’Byrne  – Chairperson

  • Dr. Colette Moloney

  • Dr. Paul O’Leary

  • Dr Suzanne Denieffe

  • Dr. Chris O’Riordan

  • Dr. Séamus Dillon

  • Mr. Liam O'Shea

  • Dr. Victoria McDonagh

  • Ms. Mary Lyng

  • Ms. Eleanor Kent

  • Ms. Claire Fitzpatrick

  • Dr. Cara Daly

  • Dr. Geraldine Cleere

  • Ms. Rachel McCartney

  • Ms. Avril Kelly

  • Mr. Albert Byrne

Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Committee

The remit of the Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee involves developing the Institute’s research strategy, supporting research and innovative and entrepreneurial activity across the Institute, and fostering an environment in which research, innovation and entrepreneurship can flourish. The current Committee members are:

  • Dr. Mark White - Chairperson

  • Dr. Anne Graham

  • Prof John Wells

  • Dr. David Scanlon

  • Dr. Ken Thomas

  • Mr. Kevin Doolin

  • Dr. Peter McLoughlin

  • Dr. Tom O'Toole

  • Dr. Geraldine Canny

  • Dr. Allison Kenneally

  • Ms. Tara Fennelly

  • Ms. Sarah Foley

  • Dr. Fiona Clancy

  • Dr. Muireann Predergast

Research sub-groups include the Research Ethics Committee and the Research Postgraduate Registration Group.

Teaching & Learning Committee

The Learning and Teaching Committee is concerned with all aspects of teaching and learning activity in the Institute. The current Committee members are:

  • Dr. Helen Murphy (Chairperson)

  • Dr. Hazel Farrell

  • Dr. Corinne Power O'Mahoney

  • Mr. Neill Wylie

  • Dr. Louise Bennett

  • Mr. Aubrey Storey

  • Dr. Laura Keane

  • Dr. Paul O'Leary

  • Dr. Aidan McGrath

  • Ms Delia Foley

  • Dr. Fionnuala Brennan

  • Mr. Ken McCartney

  • Ms. Rachel McCartney

  • Ms. Aoife Molloy

  • Dr. Zeta Dooly

The Academic Council is appointed by the WIT Governing Body to assist it in the planning (including the strategic planning), co-ordination, development and overseeing of the educational and research work of the Institute, and to protect, maintain and develop the academic standards of the programmes and activities of the Institute.

The Registrar has overall responsibility for co-ordinating the above processes and reporting to Academic Council and Institute authorities on progress and implementation. To ensure a strong link between Academic Council and Governing Body, a member of the Academic Council should present a report on the work of Academic Council to the Governing Body at least annually, but preferably once a semester.

According to its Constitution, the Academic Council has established the following committees: Academic Quality Committee, Academic Planning Committee, Learning and Teaching Committee, Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee, School Boards, Standing Committee and the Agenda Setting and Correspondence Committee. The Academic Council will normally delegate responsibility for detailed consideration, analysis and drafting of policies, procedures and other matters to its committees. Reports from committees on such matters will be referred to Academic Council for consideration by the larger meeting. Academic Council may adopt or reject such reports or refer them back to committee.

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