Training for the Office of Academic Affairs and Registrar
Within the frames of WP1, training took place in Palermo, Italy during November 13-15, 2014.
Two venues were selected for the training to take place in: the first one was the University of Palermo, Department of Law, Society and Sport and the second one CESIE office in Palermo.
The training included both European and Armenian partners as well as the invited expert (Heinz-Ulrich Schmidt). The target was the office of academic affairs and registrar with regards to organization and administration of the activities aimed at facilitation of student mobility in general and new programmes in particular.
The following presentations were carried out during the training:
- Italian case study of University Management and Strategy system (Professors Gianna Cappello and Fabio Lo Verde, University of Palermo)
- Digital aspect of the University management system and strategy (Professor Roberto Pirrone, University of Palermo)
- Allocation of ECTS-Example of good practice (Heinz-Ulrich Schmidt)
- Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in Quality Assurance (Dino Mujkic, WUS)
- Concept of the student-centred approach (KHL Leuven)
- Concept of the student-centred approach: continuation. The main achievements and future perspectives of partners (exercise for participants where they stand and what they want to achieve) (KHL Leuven and Bath)
- Case study: MA programme (CERISDI)
- Ensuring Quality through Academic Support Units such as Offices of the Registrar (Sharistan Melkonian, AUA)
- Life cycle of the student exercise/info. Registrar: experience of EU partners (KHL Leuven and Bath)
At the end of each training day, reflections and group discussions were held between the participants and the trainers. Besides, each institution got an assignment to reflect on where they stand and what they want to achieve from the viewpoint of student-centred approach. Group discussions were then followed by brief presentations made by one representative from each university. You can find the minutes of the Palermo training as well as the results of the exercise attached to this article.
Hence, the training participants returned to Armenia with lots of new ideas and they will try to implement those ideas in their own institutions.
Partner institution ANQA will carry out a post-training evaluation to check for the effectiveness of the training. Each partner institution will conduct in-house training for their staff members to present and disseminate the concepts and ideas they have explored during Palermo training.
All the presentations related to this event could be found in the GOVERN internal Dropbox folder.