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Reminder: Call for participation in workshops for quality managers in spring 2013 (deadline 8 January)

13 December 2012

As part of the project ‘Promoting quality culture in higher education institutions’ (PQC), EUA and project partners will hold three training workshops that are designed specifically for those responsible for quality processes within universities. The workshops will take place next spring in Croatia, Germany and Portugal.

Recent research (EQC project, 2009-2012) has shown that those in charge of managing quality processes at universities feel the need for capacity building in how to incentivise all stakeholders (students, academic and administrative staff) to take on the responsibility for quality, i.e. how to foster quality cultures. The PQC project will fulfil this need by developing and implementing three training workshops with a practical approach to strengthening quality cultures and providing quality managers with the opportunity to exchange experiences and build connections for future cooperation at European level. In addition, the workshops will be used to collect feedback on how QA agencies can support HEIs in fostering quality cultures, which will be communicated to the agencies at a later stage in the project.

The workshops will explore questions such as: How to build effective communication structures for engaging staff and students in quality culture? How to use staff development as a means for enhancing quality? How to connect QA to the decision-making processes at all levels? How to avoid hindering creativity at the university through bureaucratic QA processes?

The workshops will take place in Lisbon, Portugal (8-10 April 2013), Zagreb, Croatia (22-24 May 2013), and Essen, Germany (26-28 June 2013). Meals during the workshop (lunches, coffee breaks, dinners) will be organised and covered by the project; however, participants will be expected to finance their own travel and accommodation costs. Participation is open to EUA member universities from those countries eligible to take part in the Lifelong Learning Programme.

The call for participation in the trainings for quality managers has now been closed.

More information on the project can be found on the project website. Questions on the project or the application process can be addressed to pqc@eua.be.

The PQC project is carried out in partnership with the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), the University of Duisburg-Essen, the University of Lisbon and the University of Zagreb. It is supported by funding from the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission.

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