QA Workplan Area​

Wider objective assessment

What do we assess

  • Enhance capacity of higher education teaching and learning in GE and IL by enhancing learning/teaching by creating and implementing formative CATs (course assessment tools)

  • Align course assessment and learning outcomes using CATS. 

 

How Indicators will be measured

  • Government (CHE&MOE) and project based information related to renewed programs

  • Feedback on validated assessment tools from student participants, course coordinators, EU experts and other appropriate stakeholders

Specific objective assessment

What do we assess?

  1. To modernise CATs for previous Tempus/Erasmus+ funded courses in IL and GE by sharing ASSETS EU experts best practices. The number of CATs developed for implementation in previous Tempus/ Erasmus+ courses

  2.  To create CAT specialists using trainer the trainer workshops, who will mentor other faculty outside consortiumNumber of specialists (~4 per HEI) and teachers/professors trained (~10 per HEI) in CATs

  3.  To pilot CATS in 2-4 courses in each IL and GE HEI in line with best EU practices. CATS implemented in at least 2-4 courses at each IL and GE HEI. Total foreseen min. 16 max 32 courses.

  4.  To disseminate at institutional, national and international level best CAT practices observed for sustainability and exploitation beyond the project. Implementation of CATs in other courses in ASSET. CATs become a permanent part of curricula at ASSET HEIs.

 

How Indicators will be measured?

  1. CAT teaching manuals disseminated to ASSET members via online platform

  2.  Participation lists, project documentation

  3. Registration data, lists of piloted courses and CATs. Feedback from students, teachers and staff and other appropriate stakeholders

  4. Data from ASSET HEI administration about other courses, registration at national conferences,   Number of entries to the online platform.  Feedback or evaluation held by EU experts.

 

Outputs (tangible) & Outcomes (intangible) Assessment

green = has been achieved so far

WP1 Preparation  

LEAD: GACE assisted by SJSU and PHL

All partner HEIs

 

According to LFM:

outputs:

OC: Better positioning of HEIs for undertaking necessary changes in curriculum.

 

Detailed Activities and OUTPUTS: 

 

CM 1 OUTPUTS

CM1 EVALUATION:

e-questionnaire for CM evaluation,  Quality of Questionnaire Evaluation by EU,

EU REVIEW REPORTS: report of the CM,  assessment of the e-questionnaire:  REVIEW 1, REVIEW 2 REVIEW 3

 

CM1 REVISED EVALUATION: 

CM#1 assessment REPORT

 e-questionnaire for CM evaluation- revised

 

WP2 Development

WP2.1

LEAD: SAK (2.1), UCC (2.2), TU (2.3), TSU (2.4)

All partner HEIs

According to LFM:

Adaptation of CATs to IL&GE HEIs.

OP: CATs teaching manual for 16 to 32 courses.

OC: improvement of curriculum.

Detailed Activities and OUTPUTS: 

Project and institutional documentation (report):

  1. CAT teaching manuals ready and disseminated to ASSET members via online platform.

  2. National meetings (3 in IL, 2 in GE). A total of 5 IL national meetings, and 4 GE meetings were allotted for the whole project.

  3. Fine-tuning of CATs. Based on the external evaluator report, the above published manuals are the revised versions.

 

 

WP2.2 

According to LFM:

Train the trainers workshops

OP: Training workshops for specialists and mentorship sessions.

OC: Improved competencies and skills of teachers in implementation of CATs.

Detailed Activities and OUTPUTS:

  1. CM2: plan for train the trainer workshops with CAT’s training manual

  2. Delivery of train-the trainer in GE and IL: Participant lists + project reports to assess: Number of specialists (~4 per HEI) and teachers/professors trained (~10 per HEI) in CATs; EU report on the quality of the T&T sessions IL T&T session;      GE T&T session

  3. Reports: Institutional mentoring sessions (peer mentorship)

  4. Reports: National meetings

 

WP2.3

According to LFM:

ASSET Online platform.

OP: Platform up and running.

OC: Enhanced communication, collaboration and cooperation in ASSET.

 

Detailed Activities and OUTPUTS:

 

 

WP2.4

According to LFM:

Piloting of 2-4 courses for each IL and GE HEI 

OP: Report on 16-32 pilots.

OC: improved curricula in partner HEIs.

 

Detailed Activities and OUTPUTS:

  • Documentation: Report on 16-32 pilots, number of students and teachers participating (HEI registrar’s office - head of the department). 

  • Number of CATs adapted to 16 - 32 courses. (CATs implemented in at least 2-4 courses at each IL and GE HEI. Total foreseen min. 16 max 32 courses). 

  • Questionnaires. For students and teachers.

  • EU review has the pilots improved the curricula in partner HEIs. 

  • National meetings (Report)

  • Finalizing CAT’s handbooks  

 

 

WP3

LEAD: Tallinn and OFUB  assisted by TSU and GACE

All partner HEIs

According to LFM:

Quality monitoring and control. 

OP: Quality plan and reports.

OC: improvement of quality of competences in all WPs.

Detailed Activities and OUTPUTS:

 

 

WP4

LEAD: HAC assisted by KCJV, and NTCPD

All partner HEIs

According to LFM:

Dissemination & Exploitation of ASSET. 

OP: Online platform, Dissemination events in IL&GE , network of practitioners . Handbook of good practices.

OC: Interest raised in the project activity and results. 

Detailed Activities and OUTPUTS:

 

 

WP5

LEAD: KCJV assisted by GACE and ISU

All partner HEIs

According to LFM:

Management

OP: Communication plan, mngt plan, risk analysis and contingency plans leads to all OP.

OC:  Successful project implementation and positive feedback from EACEA and NEOs 

Detailed Activities and OUTPUTS:

Activities - Checklist

 

WP1

 

WP2.1

Design and Development of CATs 

Design of quality standards and course assessment procedures for  GE, IL & EU;

National meetings.  Fine-tuning of CATs

WP2.2

CM2: plan for train the trainer workshops with CAT’s training manual; Delivery of train-the trainer in GEORGIA and ISRAEL;

National meetings and peer mentorship

WP2.3

Maintaining and updating online platform including public site;

Educators Personal Areas on online platform - net of practitioners

WP2.4

Piloting CAT’s selected courses;

Fine tuning of CAT’s; 

National meetings (check how many

peer mentorship; 

Finalizing CAT’s handbooks  

 

WP3.

Setting up a  framework of Quality Plan and monitoring of QP;

Internal quality control by peer review;

Elaboration of evaluation tools;

Applying Evaluation tools,

collecting and summarizing data.

External evaluation

 

WP4

Dissemination within ASSETS Consortium Online and social-Professional Networking 

Development and maintenance of project website;- the current portal

national conferences in IL and national conferences in GE;

International conferences  in Europe (paper submitted by KCJV)

Multiplier workshops and faculty training in GEORGIA and ISRAEL;

Edition and Publication of handbook with best practices and lessons learned;

Final Consortium Meeting 

 

 

WP5. attained and continues

Communication

control and monitoring;

management of Program and reporting;

financial and administrative management (REPORT link on the portal)

Assumptions & Risks

Specific objectives

 

  1. Institutions will not allow staff time to engage with the project and to promote these actions.

  2. Faculty outside consortium not willing to participate in mentoring sessions.

  3. Difficulty to change perceptions and attitudes to teaching paradigms as well as technological limitations of faculty. Lack of student cooperation.  

  4. Lack of interest outside of ASSET. Difficulty in adaption of CATS at HEI outside IL & GE

Outputs and outcomes

WP1: Data is dependent on cooperation of ASSET HEI faculty; Proper use of premises by end users

 

WP2.1 Low level of resistance to change existing practices of course assessment

WP2.2 Availability of staff members to attend the training workshops and readiness to travel abroad. Improvement of teaching capacities from trained people

WP2.3 Technical infrastructure and knowhow available at HEIs.

WP2.4 highly qualified educators delivering adequate learning outcomes through revised CATs

 

WP3 Interest to raise culture of quality within the consortium

 

WP4 Availability and motivation of authorities and support from external stakeholders to cooperate with Teacher Training Centers or similar and provide feedback on activities developed

 

WP5 Collaboration among project consortium members

Risks: lack of all the above

Activities

Assumption:

HEI members committed to collaborative process and stakeholders support the project

Pre-conditions:

Efficient procedure of acquisition

Timely availability of human and technical resources

Good communication within the consortium

Realization of financial transactions from within deadline specified in the contract

Competence of administrative staff for efficient project implementation

Readiness, availability and the interest of target groups to participate in the project activities

 

Risks:

Financial and administrative bureaucracy and delays with purchasing orders     

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