Nuala Hunt

BA, MA, MSc. G.Diploma UTL

Head of Department of Continuing Education, Joint Programme Coordinator Lecturer MA SEAFE

Biography

CEAD provides an extensive range of part-time courses for mature students in art and design. Approximately 650 part-time students study with cead-ncad annually. As head of continuing education my work has focused on the strategic development and reconfiguration of part-time Continuing Education. I have planned and managed change within the department moving from a hobbyist non-accredited provision to offering an accredited pathway for adult learners. I have led teaching and learning initiatives at college level including major curriculum review at under-graduate level, teaching and learning workshops for staff, and produced curriculum design guidelines for staff. I have designed curricula at; sub-degree, degree and post-graduate levels.  Prior to coming to NCAD I worked as a training co-ordinator at CREATE on an EU project, as an accreditation advisor in the Youth sector (NYF), and previously for CDETB as an arts programme manager. I worked as lecturer part-time for many years.


Teaching and Learning Initiatives

  • Learning and Professional Practice module co-ordinator LPP Year 1 NCAD, 2013-15

  • Devised NCAD policy on RPL 2012


External Collaborations

  • Research committee Institute of Teacher Education, Pillar 1, 2013, on-going

  • DSIA- NFTL Pillar 1 collaboration; UCD-TCD-Marino, IADT

  • External Examiner for Diploma in European Painting UCC, 2009-2013

  • Teaching Council Validation panel for Further Teacher Education Qualifications, 2012

  • External examiner FETAC, L6, Kildare-Wicklow ETB, 2015

  • NCAD/UCD collaboration: Risks and failure workshop/symposium, 2014-15

  • FET, member of the Further Education Teachers forum, on-going

  • Board member of City Arts, (2004-10)

  • Acting Chairperson City Arts (2011-12)

  • FIN, Framework Implementation Network, NQAI/IUA,(2009-2011)

 

Research Statement

My research interests include; flexible and part-time learning in Higher Education, participatory arts practice, adult education and how smart technologies may support innovative pedagogical practice. Currently a Phd student at TCD; Exploring part-time learning in HE in Ireland.

Current and recent research

2018
ECER International conference (Paper accepted) Policy, Inclusion and Part-time Learning in Higher Education in Ireland

2017
Part-time and Flexible learning in Irish High Education in ‘Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education’ Fleming, Loxley, Finnegan, Palgrave MacMillan, Springer

2017
ESAI Annual Conference UCC, Paper ‘Is now the time to re-think how to frame retention and persistence of part-time flexible students in Higher Education?

2016
Socially Engaged Art and Further Education: Guest Speaker, Model Arts Centre Sligo

2016
Ed Tech Conference Dublin, (May) Presentation on DSIA Project

2016
Hunt, N., O’Grady, M.J., Muldoon, C., Kroon, B., Rowlands, T., Wan, J., O’Hare, G.M.P. (2016). Citizen Science: A Learning Paradigm for the Smart City? Interaction Design and Architecture (s), (27), 44-65

2015
Poster ‘Part-time learning in Higher Education’ Institute of teacher education research seminar, Marino

2015
Journal of the O’Neill Country Historical society, no.22, ‘Estate Management at Powerscourt 1847-1857

2015
Article ‘Parameters, Practices and policies in the formation of teachers, artists and educators’ co-authored in Transactions 1, NCAD

2013
Paper Presentation; ‘Widening Participation and art and design HE’ at iJADE and NSEAD Conference 2013, Art for Life

2012
‘Mainstreaming and Margins in Art and Design education’ in Art Education and  Contemporary Culture, ed. Granville, Intellect, Bristol

2012
Academy and Community; The experience of a college programme in socially engaged practice, Journal article – iJeta, ‘special issue’, vol.8

2012
AISHE, Reflecting on the Need for Problem Triggers in Multidisciplinary PBL Group Paper on PBL

2011
NQAI/IUA –Framework Implementation Network Report, RPL

2010
AISHE, International Conference, Paper and Poster,*

2010
NCAD Guidelines for Programme Development, T+L Resource for lecturers

2010
UCD, Guest lecture, Teaching and Learning Centre

Awards & Grants

  • National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning; Pillar 1; Digital Skills in Action; Type A, proposal, 2015, Successful, awarded 73.000 euro

  • NCAD/UCD collaboration: Risks and failure workshop/symposium, 2014-15

  • Poster was awarded first prize at the AISHE Conference DCU in 2010, adjudicator Dr. Paul Kleiman

  • HEA; Funding for implementing modularisation and learning outcomes at NCAD; 120,000, 2003-05

  • Irish Youth Foundation; Awarded 80,000 euro, 2004

  • St.Patricks Day Festival, Awarded first prize for best community entry, 1995

Research Students

I have supervised over a dozen MA students.