Development and Integrationof University Self-Assessment Systems
Consortium:P1 Applicant - Koblenz-Landau University P9 - Vanadzor branch of State Engineering Koblenz, Germany University of ArmeniaP2 Partner - ASIIN Consult GmbH Vanadzor, Armenia Düsseldorf, Germany P10 - Gyumri State Pedagogical InstituteP3 – Link Campus University of Malta after M. Nalbandyan Roma, Italy Gyumri, ArmeniaP4 - Wrocław University of Technology P11 - State Engineering University of Wrocław, Poland Armenia (Polytechnic)P5 - Université du Maine (Le Mans University) Yerevan, Armenia Le Mans, France P12 - National Center For ProfessionalP6 - Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts Education Quality Assurance Yerevan, Armenia Yerevan, ArmeniaP7 - Yerevan State University P13 - Ministry of Education and Science Yerevan, Armenia Yerevan, ArmeniaP8 - Yerevan State Medical University Yerevan, Armenia
Specific objectives of the project• To develop a university self-assessment framework• To train the staff responsible for effective universityself-assessment processes• To establish a necessary infrastructure for effectiveuniversity self-assessment• To promote student involvement in university self-assessment processes• To make the self-assessment mechanism anintegral part of university functioning• To make the result public for further application andelaboration
PICQA Promoting Internationalization andComparability of Quality Assurance in Higher EducationSpecific objectives of the projectThe project aims at developing new and at adjustingexisting models for external quality assurance sys-tems in higher education in the partner countrieswhich are acceptable and comparable regionally andinternationally. The competences of HEIs in thepartner countries in external and internal qualityassurance will be developed in order to preparethem for applying its methods and instruments.
DEQUE Development of Quality AssuranceSystem in Turkmenistan on the Base of Bologna StandardsSpecific objectives of the project• To develop standards, formal procedures andassociated instructions for the assurance of theeducation quality in Turkmenistan on the basis ofEuropean and national quality assurance standards.• To establish National Agency of Quality Assurance.• To promote international co-operation of theAgency to enhancing quality assurance decisionsand quality assessment.
Work package: Fact-finding at Partner InstitutionsStudy of local practices at EU and Armenian participating universities.The resultant study will be the basis for developing a draft model for both institutional and programme self-assessment systems.2. Assessment of extant mechanisms. January – March, 2010.The fact-finding will be conducted through the document analyses and aquestionnaire designed by the Work Group (WG) involving both PC andEU institutions. The questionnaire will contain the following criteria: prog-ramme (design and approval, learning outcomes, teaching and learning,student and teacher assessment, teacher professional development,resources, monitoring and feedback), institutional (institutional capacity,financial aspects, knowledge management, information manage-ment, student support services, internal quality assurance system).
Work package: Fact-finding at Partner Institutions3. Analyzing the results and planning benchmarking. April, 2010.PCIs will conduct a survey and provide a report on the state ofaffairs. The WG will study the results and identify the areas inneed of improvement at the conference held at Université duMaine. The qualitative part of the survey will provide for a moregrounded approach, enabling establishment of the criteria,standards and procedures for self-assessment peculiar to theparticular situation. The facts and evidences revealed through thestudy will feed into a new set of criteria, standards andprocedures for institutional and programme self-assessmentensuring coverage of the areas in need of improvement.
Some financial aspects: EquipmentVAT problem: Tempus project can not pay VAT; by Tempusagreement, signed by all NIS countries, all purchases arefree from VAT. But it is very difficult to realise this right.Equipment can be purchased by 3 ways: by money transferring from the project account to account of a seller; better if the account of the seller is in EU, but the seller can deliver the equipment to corresponding NIS country; it is better way to buy big consignments of equipment; by cash in NIS or EU country; it is better way to buy separate inexpensive units;In all the cases the main document, which should be presented,is an invoice with stamp “paid”. VAT can not be mentioned in theinvoice; or VAT should be paid by corresponding university.
Some financial aspects: Travels Originals of tickets should be presented. For aircraft tickets (ordinary or electronic) it is necessary to present boarding passes. In the contract the maximal level of per diem expenses is represented; real sums will be determined depends of a budget situation. Participation in project events will depend on 3 factors:1. Real contribution of the person and the university.2. Propositions of the home university.3. Financial possibilities.
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