EHEA Reform Project

PROFFORMANCE Project 899136
PROFFORMANCE - Assessment Tool and Incentive Systems for Developing Higher Education Teachers' Performance
Call: EPLUS2020-EHEA09-2019
Type of action: EPLUS2020-AG


The National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE) continues supporting translation of European Higher Education Area (EHEA) principles of teaching and learning into practice, thus facilitating improvement of quality of higher education in Georgia. The NCEQE has become a partner in EU-funded PROFFORMANCE project, which aims to support quality enhancement of Teaching and Learning at HEIs in EHEA. The consortium plans to create a set of criteria and an assessment tool of teachers’ performance trying it out at pilot visits in all partner countries, as well as to elaborate recommendations on incentive systems for teachers’ development. The criteria model and the tool will help teachers and HEIs to translate EHEA and European Education Area teaching and learning targets to real actions. Best practices of innovative teaching will be collected and disseminated through an award for teachers and by an online database.
The project aims to contribute to the quality enhancement of T&L by promoting better T&L strategies at national and institutional levels. The criteria set, the assessment tool and the incentive systems will assist HEIs and policy makers to plan complex systems of teachers’ assessment, incentives and development, which leads to the improvement of their performance. The tool will also enhance students’ engagement in evaluating the teachers’ performance.


MAIN ACTIVITIES
1. Benchmarking - mapping of higher education institutional strategies and practices on teachers' assessment, development and incentives in the participating countries, reviewing research results and relevant literature.
2. Peer-learning activities (PLA)- Organization of 3 international peer learning activities (PLA) on teachers' roles, skills and relations to students/stakeholders to determine the focus and questions of the teachers' performance assessment tool.
3. Elaboration of a teachers' performance assessment tool - Finalizing and customizing the assessment tool - (teachers, student, managerial, external, and self-assessment) versions.
4. Piloting and testing the assessment tool in one institution of each project partner country.
5. Collection of good practices based on the evaluation system criteria in an online database through the International Higher Education Award Call.
6. In addition to the evaluation/assessment system, make recommendations for the establishment of an incentive scheme at institutional, national, EU and EHEA levels.


CONSORTIUM PARTNERS
1) Hungary: Ministry for Innovation and Technology - coordinator
1. a) Tempus Public Foundation - so-called "linked third party"
2) Austria: Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung
3) Czech Republic: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
3. a) Czech National Agency for International Education (as linked third party)
4) Georgia : National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement
5) Croatia: Ministry of Science and Education
6) Serbia: Foundation Tempus (Erasmus + National Agency)
ASSOCIATED PARTNERS
7) Academic Cooperation Association
8) European Students Union
9) Digital Success Nonprofit Ltd.
10) Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

The project is funded by the European Union with 299,733.75 Euro for 24 months. The project was launched on 1 June, 2020

The online kick-off meeting took place on June 18, 2020 and the first peer-learning activity will take place on September 10, 2020. On behalf of the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE) the project components will be implemented by the Higher Education Quality Assurance Department of the NCEQE. Additional information about the project can be found on the project web-site https://profformance.eu/