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RCSI ANNUAL REPORT 2013-2014
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Organisational capabilities
Institutional performance metrics and
data reporting efficiencies have been
enhanced throughout the College to
ensure that its people, internal
processes and capabilities are
best in class and operationally
excellent. A Director of IT and
Technology Transformation has
been appointed, Mr Enda Kyne,
who will lead the transformative
deployment of technology, driving
an organisational IT framework
that will streamline the College-
wide implementation of growth
and Excellence.
Strategic partnerships
The College continues to leverage
the relationships it has with
internal and external partners and
stakeholders so that it can grow,
achieve more, and continue to
deliver excellence in education
and research. The 3U Pathway
Programme was officially launched
in June and is due to commence
in September 2014. The second
annual 3U Partnership International
Diabetes Conference entitled `Current
Challenges in Diabetes Research', took
place in RCSI in January 2014.
RCSI Hospitals
In the wake of the announcement by
the Minister for Health in May 2013 of
the reorganisation of public hospitals,
RCSI became academic partner to the
group that consists of Beaumont, Cavan
and Monaghan, Connolly, Louth County,
Our Lady of Lourdes Drogheda and
Rotunda Hospitals. The group is to be
known as `RCSI Hospitals' and serves
the area described as Dublin North East
which stretches from central Dublin to
the border with Northern Ireland. This
area has the highest population growth
expectations in the country, as well as a
highly educated workforce. Anne Maher
was appointed as Chair to the Hospital
group by the Minister in October 2013.
The process for the appointment of an
Executive Team, which will have overall
responsibility for the management
of this newly formed group is
underway. The Steering group
will continue to work together to
determine how to establish the
group brand across all partners
while retaining existing valuable
local hospital identities.
Institutional Review
RCSI was subject to Institutional
Review during 2013 by an
international review panel
commissioned by Quality &
Qualifications Ireland (QQI). The
final report of the review panel,
published in May 2014, was very
positive, concluding that RCSI
is compliant with its statutory
obligations as a Designated
Awarding Body, with the European
Standards & guidelines for Quality
Assurance in Higher Education
and with other relevant national,
European and international
guidelines and standards. The review
panel commended our commitment
to embedding a culture of quality in all
aspects of RCSI operations, to teaching
& learning and to student welfare. The
excellent outcome of this review is a
testament to the work and commitment of
all our staff.
New state-of-the-art academic educational building
planned for York Street
the review panel
commended our
commitment to
embedding a culture
of quality in all aspects
of rcsi operations, to
teaching & learning and
to student welfare.