Following on from the highly successful Tempus project, Leadership in Higher Education (LHEM), BUCUM involves ten universities in Egypt, Lebanon, Libya and Morocco. Also involved are universities and organisations from Greece, Italy, Jordan, Spain and the UK. Its focus is Governance Reform, satisfying the regional priority, 'University Management and Student Services' and aims to implement several new training ideas.
The five specific objectives are:
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In order not to repeat activities already done in the Leadership Project, LHEM, it was decided to conduct the scoping exercise in a different way. Instead of the Leadership Foundation visiting each university (which took over six months in the last project), Rectors and vice rectors from each beneficiary university were invited to Cardiff for a workshop on Building Capacity. In this way, not only the Leadership Foundation, but all beneficiaries could hear and understand the capacity building management problems in MENA universities. This activity was so successful that a second work shop (on Internationalisation) was organised in February 2014 and a third one is planned for 2015.
Training the Trainers – Massive Online Open Sources "MOOC"
As part of the e-learning programme it was decided to use the latest technology to produce MOOCs. The University of Salamanca is leading this activity and at a meeting in November it was decided to produce four MOOCs on:
Risk Management Career Design
Quality Assurance The Knowledge Triangle
Each MOOC is to be led by a member of staff from Salamanca, who will be working with two beneficiary universities. A standard format was agreed which is:
Each Block has six Modules
Each Module has: 2 videos, 1 document and 1 test (there must be at least two videos with Debates, 1 with students, 1 showing an activity and 2 from YouTube academic platform).
Storyboards have been produced for each MOOC
Creation of Governance Centres
Governance centres will cater for all levels of governance, with a dedicated manager who is knowledgeable in all aspects of leadership and a small staff of trainers. Dedicated premises will include a meeting room, computing facilities and training laboratories. Its activities will be:
Development of Short Courses
Short courses will consist of a two day face-to face training at which the participants are introduced to "best Practice " in EU universities, The participants are then given individual tasks ( connected with the training) to implement at their own institutions. After two months there will be a further face-to- face meeting where they will feedback their experiences and learn from them. Topics chosen are
Training for Research Professors Quality Assurance
Internationalisation Soft Skills
Four multicultural teams have been selected, each managed by an experienced staff member from La Sapienza University of Rome, which is the largest university in Europe.
Several performance measure have been prepared and available to all project partners