Erasmus Mobility Quality Tools
Start date: Oct 1, 2009,
Mobility is at the heart of the Bologna Process. New numerical targets for Erasmus student mobility and new partnerships at local level are more and more felt as essential for individual personal growth, for shaping European identity and citizenship and for internationalization of HEIs.The relevance of student mobility in the Coimbra Group universities is witnessed by the fact that those universities “see” about one fifth of the whole Erasmus mobility. In this context, some CG universities together with other distinguished universities and partners propose a project, which focus on promoting quality of Erasmus mobility through the development of monitoring and self-certification tools for the benefit of HEIs.The project overall delivery should be prepared by the partners’ platform, through common debate, reflection and search for agreement on procedures and indicators, within six lines of action (to be dealt with by specific Task Forces) which cover the main aspects of Erasmus Mobility.Main foreseen outputs:- “Guidelines for good practice in Erasmus Mobility”, including a general mapping report, based on the TFs’ Guidelines and mapping reports. - “Quality Tools’ Box”, describing key-indicators and relative weights, possible Quality Patterns, Minimal Standards identification,Positioning Scale, guidelines to improve positioning of concerned HEI, mechanisms/procedures of institutional accountability (e.g. self-certification) and of external validation/assessment. The results of the project will hopefully deeply impact on the quality of Erasmus students mobility in the Bologna Area, affecting not only the involved partner universities, which nevertheless move quite a fraction of the EU total of Erasmus students, but also their many mobility partners, the policies of the LLP agencies and of the QAAs,and last but not least the moving students and their families as well. Moreover we envisage both exploitation and dissemination actions,which have an high outreach potential.
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