ItemRecognition, reward and impact: A review of the national awards for excellence in teaching in higher education(NAIRTL, 2015-10) Alexander, Donna Maria; O'Mahony, Catherine; National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Ireland; Higher Education AuthorityThe Irish National Awards for Excellence in Teaching in Higher Education ran for a total of five years, during which time forty-three higher education staff members across a wide range of Higher Education institutions and disciplinary backgrounds were recognised and celebrated for their contribution to the integration of research, teaching and learning in Ireland. This publication traces the impact the NAIRTL Awards on the career trajectories and teaching practice of the award holders. It emphasizes the sustained contribution of the recipients to Irish higher education, and gathers together their recommendations regarding the development of national schemes such as the nascent Learning Impact Awards of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. ItemDeveloping an institutional framework for supporting supervisors of research students: A practical guide(NAIRTL, 2012-06) Kelly, Alan; Byrnes, Lucy; Campbell, Veronica; Carton, Janet; Harkin, Siobhan; Leonard, Anna Marie; Morgan, Pat; O'Farrell, Ciara; O'Mahony, Catherine; Smith, Niall; Kelly, Alan; Byrnes, Lucy; Campbell, Veronica; Carton, Janet; Harkin, Siobhan; Leonard, Anna Marie; Morgan, Pat; O'Farrell, Ciara; O'Mahony, Catherine; Smith, Niall; Higher Education AuthorityThis booklet describes the outcomes of a unique interinstitutional project undertaken in Ireland between 2008 and 2012 to develop a common framework for the support of supervisors of postgraduate research students. The experiences of the seven institutions who ultimately participated in the project are summarized in the form of a series of commentaries on approaches to such training, and a description of the primary elements of the final framework itself. It is intended that this information may be of use to any institutions interested in developing their own supports for research supervisors, and ultimately will be of benefit to the supervisors themselves and, of course, their students.