Held yesterday afternoon, the NStEP Project 1 – 3rd Team Meeting saw six of us in the room joined by two other members contributing by phone. In doing so, we managed to cover quite a bit of ground, with the meeting concentrating, as anticipated, on two main tasks:
- considering what the Scottish case studies might offer us in the Irish context; and
- firming up the survey we wish to run involving student representatives and staff.
We also took the opportunity to start mapping out where the project is heading in the weeks and months ahead, including the tentative scheduling of an additional (even if only an informal, inquorate, etc.) meeting between now and next academic year, while also noting progress on and ideas regarding a couple of other outputs.
One of the most substantial benefits of Project 1 – The Role and Recruitment of Class Representatives running in parallel with four other national projects is that we are learning from the advances made and stumbling-blocks encountered by our fellow NStEP project teams.
For instance, the two page document created by Project 5 – Staff Roles and Capacity Building regarding their work offers us a template for wider dissemination and promotion in relation to our own efforts. We might just have to have a go at creating something similar ourselves.
In sum, we’re learning by doing, as well as from others, but we also feel that we are progressing with the various tasks we’ve set ourselves. Stay tuned!