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Academic Development

Learning and Organisational Development provide advice, support and encouragement towards the development of colleagues throughout their career at Dublin City University.

Academic Development & Promotion Framework

Take steps towards achieving your development goals, using the DCU Academic Development & Promotion Framework

Learning and Development Courses

We offer a wide range of courses to help support your development plans and are aligned to the framework. Explore the A to Z.

Explore Programme - Leading and Managing in DCU

Find out about DCU's management and leadership programme, Explore, aimed at all people managers in DCU. 

Online Learning 

LinkedIn Learning

Available to all DCU colleagues, LinkedIn Learning gives you online access 24x7 to a broad range of technical, creative and professional developmental courses to support your learning and teaching. 


Loop Reflect is a learning portfolio platform available to all students and faculty. The online learning portfolio supports making your learning visible to you and to others through the creation of a personal and reflective showcase of academic, professional, and/or personal achievements. Your portfolio is completely private to you but can be shared externally, as you wish.

You can use Reflect as a professional teaching portfolio or for your own personal reflections. Maintaining a  portfolio of your achievements may prove very beneficial to highlight the skills and experience you have gained over the course of your academic or professional journey when you apply for a promotion.

To help you make the most of your eportfolio, below you will find further information on the Teaching Enhancement Unit page. Sample portfolios and technical guidance on the platform is available here


For more about your development supports, visit DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit