COMMIT – Committing to the social dimension in universities

Project: Summary:

This project builds on the work of a previous project – ALLUME, http://allume.eucen.eu -which developed three self-evaluation tools to help universities reviewing their internal strategy for the implementation of a comprehensive and coherent Lifelong Learning University approach.

Project objectives:
  • Review, refine and adapt ALLUME’s threetools, adding new features to take onboard a wider and clearer idea of thesocial dimension of Higher Education (HE)
  • Design and develop a new tool for monitoring attainment in HE and integrate these tools in HEIs management systems
  • Design and undertake a training event with input from external experts
  • Use the tools in 12 universities in 12different countries to conduct a self-evaluation
  • Undertake a transversal analysis of thereports from the use of the tools
  • Run 12 national active learning workshops,with groups of other universities and representatives from the relevant ministry
  • Run a European event with an active learning approach
Project results:
  • Reviewed those 3 tools, refining and adapting them and adding new features which take on board a wider and clearer idea of the social dimension of HE
  • Designed and developed a new tool for monitoring attainment in HE and integrate these tools in HEIs management systems carried out an experts training event to prepare partners to visit and counsel other universities used these 4 tools in 12 universities of 12 different countries to conduct a self evaluation, supported with documents, which formed the starting point for a collective learning process including a visit from one of the other partners
  • Undertook a transversal analysis of the visit reports and the completed tools
  • Carried out an experts training event to prepare partners to visit and counsel other universities
  • Used these 4 tools in 12 universities of 12 different countries to conduct a self evaluation, supported with documents, which formed the starting point for a collective learning process including a visit from one of the other partners
Project contributions SDGS’s:

GOAL 4: Quality Education

Project partners
  • EUCEN, European University ContinuingEducation Network, BE
  • Université catholique de Louvain, BE
  • Turun yliopisto, FI
  • Université de Bretagne Occidentale, FR
  • Universidade de Aveiro, PT
  • University of Stuttgart, DE
  • Dublin City University, IE
  • Bogaziçi Üniversitesi, TR
  • Università degli Studi di Genova, IT
  • Panepistimio Ioanninon, GR
  • Universitatea Tehnic ̆a GheorgheAsachi din Ia ̧si, RO
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili, ES
  • Pécsi Tudományegyetem, HU
Project website:

http://commit.eucen.eu

Contact person: Carme ROYO

Email: commit@eucen.eu

Project start date: 01/10/2013

Project finishing date: 31/05/2016