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Past Years Workshops

in the Workshop Series on Higher Education Policy and Management

 

2010/2011 Workshop Series

QUALITY CONTROL: BENCHMARKING FOR YOUR UNIVERSITY

Date: 27- 29 August, 2010

In Co-operation with the European Centre for the Strategic Management of Universities (ESMU), Belgium.

Benchmarking is a powerful instrument to identify good practices and set targets for improved performance in higher education institutions. This workshop consists of two parts: a one day special workshop with ESMU to discuss the findings of their two year project to create benchmarks for the EU higher education sector; and two days on the creation and use of benchmarks generally in curricula reform utilizing CEU case studies and participant experience.

The European Benchmarking Initiative II (EBI-II), a two-year EU-funded project, has launched benchmarking groups in four key areas of the EU’s modernisation agenda: governance, university-enterprise cooperation, curricular reform and continuing professional development (CPD) as a component of lifelong learning.

Based on the findings of the EBI-II project, the ESMU introductory day provides concrete advice on how to carry out benchmarking exercises in higher education institutions. With short introductory presentations, concrete examples, and working group sessions, the EBI-II workshop focuses on selecting appropriate indicators for data-gathering, setting targets for improvement, and designing institutional action plans. It provides participants with practical tools to start benchmarking exercises, alerting them of critical success factors and pitfalls. The focus will be on curriculum reforms in the context of the Bologna Process and on university-enterprise cooperation. The second part of the workshop will take this knowledge, and widen and deepen it within the context of Europe, the European neighbourhood and ‘best practice’ in Teaching and Learning.

Facilitators:

Mrs Nadine Burquel, ESMU, Belgium

Dr Christiane Gaehtgens, ESMU Senior Expert, Germany

Prof Jose-Gines Mora, Institute of Education (IoE), University of London, United Kingdom

Deadline for applications is June 25th, 2010
Deadline for registration is July 23rd, 2010



WORKSHOP ON HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY IN A GLOBAL WORLD

Date: 16-19 February 2011

Europe and the U.S. are in an intense competition for international students with the European Union now proudly announcing that is has more Chinese students than the United States. This workshop will explore the present higher education market and the policies that shape it as they are being developed and implemented across nation states and within regions -although the nature and reality of implementation vary widely. These policies almost always derive from a rhetoric of globalization (often referred to as the imperatives of the “knowledge economy”) that is influencing the very nature of higher education competition: it seems as if everyone wants to be the most competitive, including developing ranking systems and quality assessment measures so that institutions can be in the top 10, 20 or 100, in order to attract more and better students.

Policies to be discussed during workshop include financing, and communication, new governance and managerial structures, development of student services, quality assurance measures, existing relationships between research, teaching, and learning, 'borderless' higher education, and changing labor market needs through life-long learning and alternative post-secondary school institutions.  A special focus will be placed on branding and communication as well as on topics indicated by the participants as of interest (prior to the workshop).

The workshop will provide participants with an understanding of how public policies are evolving in higher education across international boundaries and within individual nation states. The knowledge should enhance each participant’s analytic skills with regard to a broad range of policy developments and to apply them to concrete higher education issues.

Facilitators: Marvin Lazerson, Visiting Professor, Central European University

Richard Gillingwater, MD, Accrue Brand Value

Pusa Nastase, Program Manager, Special Projects Office

Deadline for applications is December 20th, 2010
Deadline for registration is January 20th, 2011

Accepted participants will be notified by January 10, 2011



MANAGEMENT OF RESEARCH IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Date: 23-26 March, 2011

The pursuit of research alongside teaching and public service is one of the central characteristics of most universities throughout the world. In recent years, research activity has been subject to much scrutiny by governments and funding bodies; on the one hand, research can play a crucial role in local, regional and national economic development, but on the other hand, a new emphasis has emerged on relevance and value for money. This workshop will address many of the key issues facing universities today in the management of research.

Topics to be covered will include: An introduction to research in higher education (history, context, current issues and trends); International systems of research funding and support; developing a research strategy; management of research: policy and practice; evaluation of research; ethics and research governance.

Facilitator: Professor John Taylor
Professor of Higher Education Management
Higher Education Management Studies Unit (HEMSU), School of Management, University of Liverpool

Deadline for applications is February 10, 2011
Deadline for registration is February 25th, 2011

Accepted participants will be notified by February 20, 2011



ENHANCING TEACHING AND LEARNING AND FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AT UNIVERSITIES IN EUROPE

 Date: 6-9 June 2011

European universities have been undergoing profound change in degree architecture, quality control, funding and management practice. But only some countries and institutions have attempted to systematically develop new policy tools and contemporary professional development programs in the area of teaching and learning. Many professors and their managers struggle to effect change in their own classroom and department or to make high quality teaching a demonstrable practice for the institution.

This management workshop will allow practitioners and managers at universities to become aware of best practice and policy developments in enhancing teaching and learning and faculty development in specific institutions. This workshop combines the expertise of two very different institutional settings (an innovative international social science and humanities graduate school in Central Europe with a wide outreach capacity and a successful large faculty of engineering in Sweden’s oldest university) to discuss two complementary case studies of leadership in teaching and learning, set in the broader European context and global trends in this area of higher education development. The participants will gain insight into the strategic and developmental aspects of policy formulation or agenda setting in teaching and learning, institutional and programmatic components, the scaffolding of support and reward structures for individuals and departments, and underlying principles of good practice in this area of university management. As a result, the participants of this workshop will leave well informed about global trends and ready to strategise and apply concrete approaches in their own institutional contexts.

Facilitators: Joanna Renc-Roe, M.A., Development Manager, CEU

Torgny Roxå,Academic Developer, Lund University

Deadline for applications is April 1st, 2011
Deadline for registration is April 20th, 2011

Accepted participants will be notified by April 10, 2011

 


 

2009/2010 Workshop Series

QUALITY ENHANCEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION: THE NEW QUALITY PROCESSES IN EUROPE

Date: 16-19 February 2010

The emergence of the ‘evaluative state’ (Neave 1988) across Europe is leading to rapid changes in quality control. Some of these processes are emerging from the Bologna Process, others from supranational trends such as the publication of university ratings. This workshop will explore the new quality control mechanisms emerging across Europe, and how they affect universities either in Europe or in the ‘neighbourhood’ as Europe, and in particular the UK, exports its quality control approaches. The workshop will explore the global policy context, examine accreditation and quality control in the US, then consider the UK approach to accountability and end with the ‘ratings war’ now emerging globally. It will then turn to the ‘nuts and bolts’ of thinking about quality in these new terms in your institution: what do you need to know? What do you need to do? How can you balance your academic traditions with the new rhetoric of quality?

Facilitators:

Sophia Howlett, PhD., Dean, CEU and Faculty, Higher Education Stream, Department of Public Policy

Liviu Matei, PhD., Chief Operating Office, and Head of Higher Education Stream, Department of Public Policy, CEU

Matyas Szabo, Director, CRC, CEU

Tatiana Yarkova, PhD., Senior Program Manager, SEP, CEU

Deadline for applications is 15 December 2009.
Deadline for registrations is January 16 2010.


INTERNATIONALISING YOUR UNIVERSITY

 Date:10-13 May 2010

‘Internationalisation’ has become a buzzword in higher education management, but what does it mean and how does a university become internationalized? This workshop explores the concept of internationalization using UNESCO, US and European definitions. We will discuss internationalization of the curriculum, and internationalization of teaching practices. We will also discuss the internationalization of research and research networks, including the setting-up of research management systems. How do you encourage more international publications? What matters in external research activities? Finally, we will examine the internationalization of the student body: how do you find international students, what do they expect from you, what sort of infrastructure is required?

Facilitators:

Sophia Howlett, PhD., Dean, and Faculty, Higher Education Stream, Department of Public Policy, CEU

And guest faculty

Deadline for registrations is 10 April 2010.


POLICY TOOLS AND PRACTICE IN FACULTY DEVELOPMENT IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

 Date: 1-4 June 2010

Quality of teaching and learning is increasingly considered an important dimension of

institutional effectiveness. While general ideas on ‘student-centredness’ and ‘active learning’ have become widespread and the recognition of the need for academic leadership in teaching and learning at universities is growing, there is much to be done to help institutions implement meaningful strategies to improve the quality of teaching and learning and to improve the support offered to academic teachers so that they can excel at teaching and continue to develop throughout their career. But how does one affect change in the area of teaching and learning across a university? This workshop is meant for senior university administrators and faculty developers or other academics interested in the strategic development of teaching and learning at universities. We will discuss a whole range of available policy approaches and institutional structures and we will consider in-depth case studies of approaches taken by institutions coming from very different European contexts.

 Facilitators:

Joanna Renc-Roe, M.A., Development Manager, CEU

Torgny Roxå,Academic Developer, Lund University

Deadline for applications is 1 April 2010.
Deadline for registrations is 1 May 2010.


 ENHANCING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION: INNOVATION IN INSTITUTIONAL PRACTICES

 

 Dates: 9-12 June 2010

The Bologna process has triggered a large-scale reform in European higher education, with strong emphasis on internationalization and compatibility across national systems, providing a series of concrete guidelines for degree cycles, transfer of credits, and quality assurance. However, its treatment of the topic of ‘the social dimension’ of higher education, and the related student support services remains incomplete. Its main contribution has been to highlight the differences of practice and to suggest that further work is needed in order to bring clarity and consistency at the national and institutional levels.

As universities across Europe are considering the conditions in which the Bologna process is being implemented, there is a growing demand for further focused discussion on the methods and practices that will deliver Bologna’s expanded goals of student-centred learning, students’ employability and the responsiveness of higher education institutions to the needs of a changing society and labour market, quality, student mobility, lifelong learning and international attractiveness of the EHEA (Trends V , 2007).

This workshop will focus on the factors that influence the overall student experience in higher education: changing student characteristics and expectations, and the institutions’ preparedness to create a student-centred learning environment. Drawing upon case studies of institutional innovative practices, the workshop will address topics such as the meaning of ‘student-oriented’ in different institutional cultures, definition of the ‘student experience’, examples of institutional structures that deliver support for the student experience: teaching and learning, student services, enrollment management. Workshop participants will be invited to contribute case studies and share their own approaches to innovation in institutional practice.

Facilitators:

John Taylor, PhD., Professor of Higher Education Management and Policy, and Director of the Centre for Higher Education Management and Policy, Southampton University

Rositsa Bateson, PhD., Professor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Abertay University and CEU Visiting
Professor, Department of Public Policy, Higher Education Stream

Deadline for applications is 20 April 2010.
Deadline for registrations is 9 May 2010.


FUNDRAISING CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES FOR UNIVERSITIES

Date: 19-22 July 2010

Universities are being challenged by their traditional funders -the state - to become ‘enterprises’ with new connections to the labour market, their business and social community. State funding is increasingly restricted or available for specific state priorities. For private universities, of course, funding has always been a problem. Everybody today has a cash flow issue. Everybody needs to become their own institutional ‘entrepreneur’. This workshop is a practical introduction to fundraising for universities: what types of fundraising are there? What types of fundraising should you be doing? How does one start? How do you close the deal? What type of infrastructure do you need to get what type of money? And, of course, how do we turn our ‘ad hoc’ fundraising attempts into something strategic that will help the institution in the long term as well? This workshop intends to focus particularly on Major Gifts, Corporate Fundraising and Research Management, though there is some flexibility depending on the interests of the participant group.

Facilitators:

Marta M. Lejkowski, Senior Consultant & Director of Business Development for Asia, Global Philanthropic

Pusa Nastase, Program Manager, SPO/SEP, CEU

Deadline for registrations is 28 June 2010.

 


 

2008/2009 Workshop Series

 

QUALITY ENHANCEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Dates: February 15-19, 2009

How can quality in higher education be achieved and maintained? What are the latest trends in Quality Control and Management? How do you perform a Self-Study? What do Bologna approaches to Quality Control mean to you? The team of CEU facilitators will make presentations and lead discussions on the overall context of contemporary institutional evaluation practices and trends, with a focus on quality cultures, quality enhancement and control. The workshop is led by Dr Liviu Matei and Dr Tatyana Yarkova from CEU.


NEW ISSUES IN UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT
- FROM GOOD GOVERNANCE TO TRANSPARENCY

Dates: March 2-5, 2009

How do we develop good governance in our universities? What does leadership mean in an academic institution? This workshop focuses on issues around good governance and academic leadership through case studies, roundtable discussion and small group work exercises. This year we will be particularly focusing on how to translate good governance ideas into effective and transparent management. What management models/systems would be useful for us? We will also consider how as institutional leaders we can be ambitious for quality, and implement policies and thinking that will produce quality of teaching and research at the faculty level. The workshop is led by Dr Sophia Howlett (CEU) and Prof. Marvin Lazerson, Emeritus Professor and former Provost of the University of Pennsylvania, and Research Professor at CEU.


HOW TO CREATE AN INTEGRATED
STUDENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Dates: April 26-30, 2009

The ‘integrated’ approach to student management, from application to alumnus, is now the focus of student services development in continental Europe and beyond, and of particular interest for universities in Central and Eastern Europe seeking functional integration. This workshop will introduce you to ‘Student Services’ as a concept, and Integrated Student Services as a management model in practice. Amongst specific topics to be addressed will be ‘what does “student-oriented” mean in different institutional cultures?’, ‘Student Services and enrollment management’, ‘Who do “Student Services” serve?’ and ‘How can we use the integrated approach to enhance educational effectiveness?’ The workshop is led by Dr Rositsa Bateson (CEU) and Prof. John Taylor of the Centre for Higher Education Management and Policy at Southampton University, UK.


DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING TEACHING AND LEARNING SUPPORT FOR YOUR FACULTY

Dates: June1- 4, 2009

Quality of teaching and learning is increasingly considered and important dimension of institutional effectiveness. While general ideas on ‘student-centredness’ and ‘active learning’ have become widespread and the importance of leadership in teaching and learning at universities is growing, there is much to be done to help institutions implement meaningful strategies to improve the quality of teaching and learning. This workshop is meant for senior administrators and faculty developers or other academics responsible for strategic development of teaching and learning at universities. The workshop will be led by the CRC Development Manager, Joanna Renc-Roe, and Torgny Roxå, an academic developer from Lund University, with support from the Dean of Special and Extension Programs at CEU, dr. Sophie Howlett.


FUNDRAISING: CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES

Dates: July 1-4, 2009

We all know that we need more money, but why do some universities successfully achieve their fundraising goals whilst others seem simply confused by the challenges? If you recognize the lack of funds as a problem experienced by your institution, this workshop is an opportunity to find out about why attracting funds is such a challenge, what universities successful in fundraising did right and what your university could do to expand its funding base. By the end of the workshop each participant will have drafted his/her fundraising action plan. The workshop is led by Dr Sophia Howlett (CEU) but with guests who work in fundraising from a variety of different institutions.


 

2007/2008 Workshop Series

 

Institutional Self-Study and other modes of Institutional evaluation
19th-24th February, 2008
Liviu Matei, Academic Secretary, Central European University
Matyas Szabo, Curriculum Resource Center Director, Special and Extension Programs, Central European University
Tatiana Yarkova, Senior Program Manager, Special and Extension Programs, Central European University

Program & Readings

 

New Issues in University Management
24 th-29 th March, 2008
Dr Sophia Howlett, Dean, CEU
Prof Marvin Lazerson, Leader, Higher Education Policy and Management Stream, CEU and Emeritus Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Program & Readings

 

Integrated Student Services
7 th-10 th April, 2008
Rositsa Bateson, Vice President for Student Services, Central European University
Prof John Taylor, Centre for Higher Education Management and Policy, Southampton University

Program & Readings

 

The Bologna Process - what it means to you as a university administrator/leader
21 st-24 th April, 2008
Dr Sophia Howlett, Dean, Special and Extension Programs, Central European University

Program & Readings


2006/2007 Workshop Series

 Student Services
8th-11th November, 2006
Rositsa Bateson, Vice President for Student Services

Program & Readings

 

Professionalising Central Administration and Staff Management
14th-17th November, 2006
Sophie Howlett, Dean, Special and Extension Programs, Central European University

Program & Readings

 

Academic Leadership
20 th -22th November, 2006
Yehuda Elkana, Rector, Central European University Sophie Howlett, Dean, Special and Extension Programs, Central European University
Liviu Matei, Academic Secretary, Central European University

Program & Readings

 

 

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