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 Education Quality Enhancement continues to promote practical implementation of the goals and principles of the European Higher Education in Georgia, especially in order to improve the quality of education in the country. To this end, the Center has become a partner of EU-funded PROFFORMANCE project.

The goal of the project is to support higher education institution in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the European Higher Education Area, at the national and institutional level, by encouraging the implementation of relevant strategies. For the purpose of the scholarly development of the academic staff the project consortium aims to advance criteria, tools and recommendations that will assist higher education institutions and policy makers in designing a complex system that will evaluate, provide incentives and help improve the quality of the academic personnel. It is also important to note that the project envisages the active involvement of students in the development of an academic personnel performance appraisal tool. The tools developed withing the project will enable higher education institutions to implement the principles related to the quality of teaching in the European Higher Education Area in practice.

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.

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)
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/