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National Conference on Quality Assurance in Further Education

"Improving Programmes and Services through Self-Evaluation"

Thursday 4th October 2007


A partnership conference organised by the


and the

Further Education Support Service

 The following presentations were delivered at the Conference and are available for download here for your information:

Opening Address
Minister Sean Haughey TD, Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science 

Welcome and Introduction
Ms. Miriam O' Donoghue, Manager, Further Education Support Service/ Deputy Director, CDVEC Curriculum Development Unit
Mr. Joe English, Development Officer, IVEA

Keynote Address
Professor Tom Collins, Professor of Education, Education Department, NUI Maynooth

FETAC Self-Evaluation of Programmes and Services
Mr. Walter Balfe, Development Officer, FETAC

Quality Framework Initiative (QFI): Embedding a Culture of Evaluation
Ms. Shivaun O' Brien, QFI National Co-ordinator

Self-Evaluation: A PLC perspective
Ms. Jo-Anne Walsh, QA Co-ordinator, Co. Mayo VEC
Mr. Pat Higgins, Adult Education Officer, Co. Mayo VEC

Approaches to Internal and External Evaluation in VTOS
Ms. Geraldine Condron, County Co-ordinator, Co. Dublin VEC
Ms. Catherine Byrne, Education Development Officer, Co. Wicklow VEC