The final conference of PROFFORMANCE - Assessment Tool and Incentive Systems for Developing Higher Education Teachers' Performance project took place in Budapest on 16 June, 2022. PROFFORMANCE is a project coordinated by the Ministry of Culture and Innovations of Hungary and Tempus Public Foundation. It has been funded by the European Commission and aimed at supporting implementation of EHEA reforms. The National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE) was one of the partners of the project.
Participants from 20 countries including Georgia attended the hybrid final conference of the project. Participants were representatives of academia, higher education experts and policy-makers. In a roundtable organized withn the framework of the conference the partners discussed relevance of national teaching and learning strategies to European policies. Lasha Marishvili participated in the roundtable on behalf of the NCEQE. He highlighted relevance of the project outputs in supporting alignment of T&L practices in higher education in Georgia with European ones.
Professional development of academic staff is one of the assessment areas in institutional evaluations and programme accreditations carried out by the NCEQE. Besides these evaluations the NCEQE also aims at supporting institutional development of higher education institutions at national level in Georgia which was one of the reasons for the NCEQE in partnering in PROFFORMANCE project.
Assessment tool developed within the framework of the project allows academic staff of higher education institutions to evaluate their own performance; it also allows higher education institutions to implement professional development and incentive systems for academic staff.
For more information on the PROFFORMANCE project and the final conference visit https://profformance.eu/en/final-conference or contact the NCEQE staff – Tornike Bakakuri (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lali Giorgidze (email@example.com)