Biographical notes

1. Conversations on a journey
Alison Farrell and Ciara O’Farrell

2. Conversations on an Emergent Professional Network: a personal reflection on the background, development and sustainability of the Educational Developers in Ireland
Nuala Harding
Response by Tai Peseta

3. Developing a Regional Approach to Outstanding Teaching and Learning: A case study
Mary Fitzpatrick and Elaine Vaughan
Response by Jacqueline Potter

4. Discourse and Connectivity: Capturing the voice of educators
Fiona O’Riordan, Susan Bergin, Kevin Casey and Larry McNutt
Response by Sally Brown

5. Practising what they Preach? Academics’ views on professional development for their teaching role
Maria Slowey and Ekaterina Kozina
Response by Shirley Walters

6. Sustaining Academic Leadership in Higher Education
Pauline Joyce and Ciaran Boyle
Response by Hossam Hamdy

7. Possibility Portals: building sustainability amongst academics in challenging times
Alison Clancy
Response by Robert Kennelly

8. An Investigation of Students’ Experiences of using Virtual Learning Environments: Implications for academic professional development
Angelica Risquez, Claire McAvinia, Damien Raftery, Fiona O’Riordan, Nuala Harding, Robert Cosgrave, Theresa Logan-Phelan and Tom Farrelly
Response by Grainne Conole

9. A Critical Discourse on the Role, Motivations and Beliefs of the Educational Technologist in Irish Higher Education
Larry McNutt
Response by William Hunter

10. Digital Repositories and their Associated Services: From capacity building to sustainability
Ann Marcus Quinn
Response by Dermot Brabazon

11. Promoting Student Engagement by Engaging Staff: implementing a survey of student engagement
Sylvia Huntley-Moore, Aileen Patterson and John Panter
Response by Amber Lambert

12. Threshold Concepts: Informing the curriculum
Bettie Higgs and James Cronin
Response by David Pace

13. Supporting First Year Students in their Academic and Social Adjustment to Higher Education. A Case study of the First Seven Weeks Programme at the University of Limerick
Yvonne Diggins, Angelica Risquez and Maura Murphy
Response by John R. Schermerhorn

14. Development of a Model for Blended Postgraduate Research Supervision in Irish Higher Education
Roisin Donnelly and Marian Fitzmaurice
Response by Gina Wisker

15. Curriculum Development for Sustainable Civic Engagement
Josephine Boland
Responses by Robert Bringle and Juliet Millican

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