PROJECT TO INTRODUCE A REGIONAL QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM FOR UNIVERSITIES IN EAST AFRICA

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PROJECT TO INTRODUCE A REGIONAL

QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM FOR

UNIVERSITIES IN EAST AFRICA

QUALITY ASSURANCE COORDINATORS

TRAINING COURSE FOR COHORT 3

TRAINING COURSE PART II, 03 – 07 DECEMBER 2012

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA

PROGRAMME

The Course

The training course is part of the collaborative project in capacity building between the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD), German Rectors Conference (HRK), and the National Commissions and Councils for Higher Education in the Partner Stats of the East African Community (EAC), namely Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The project aims to introduce a regional quality assurance system for universities in East Africa. The training course will involve a series of workshops for the participants who will be expected later to be deployed as quality assurance coordinators in their universities. Part II in the series of workshops will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania during 3rd – 7th December 2012. The training sessions will focus on: Feedback on-going programme Self Assessment Reports from participating institutions; Data collection and analysis related to programme self assessment; Involvement of stakeholders in Self Assessment process; How to write a good Self Assessment Report; Team dynamics and support; and Introduction to External Peer Review.

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Participants

They will include Quality Assurance Coordinators (QAC) and Chairpersons of Self Assessment Team from selected IUCEA member universities participating in Cohort -3 of this initiative.

Resource Persons

These will constitute experts drawn from IUCEA member universities, commissions and councils for higher education in the Partner States, and those to be commissioned by DAAD and HRK. For Part II of the Training Course the resource persons will be as follows:

 Prof. Mike Kuria, Director of Quality Assurance, Daystar University, Nairobi Kenya

 Dr. Josephine Arasa, Quality Assurance Expert, United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya

 Dr. Rispa Odongo, Senior Assistant Commission for Higher Education, Kenya

 Prof. Michael Mawa, Director of Quality Assurance, Nkumba University, Entebbe, Uganda

 Ina Grieb, Former DVC Academic Affairs, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany

 Dr. Masoud Muruke, Director of Quality Assurance Bureau, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 Dr. Jennifer Sessabo, Director of Quality Assurance, Mzumbe University, Morogoro, Tanzania

 Dr. Cosam Joseph, Quality Assurance Officer, IUCEA

Management

 Dr. Cosam Joseph, Quality Assurance Officer, IUCEA

 Mr. Christoph Hansert, Director, DAAD Regional Office for Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

 Dr. Barbara Michalk, Head of Section, Higher Education Reform, HRK

 Prof. Florence Lenga, Deputy Commission Secretary, Commission for Higher Education, Kenya

 Dr. Sylvie Hatungimana, Permanent Executive Secretary, National Commission for Higher Education, Burundi

 Dr. Innocent Mugisha, Deputy Executive Director, Council for Higher Education, Rwanda

 Prof. Magashi Mgasa, Deputy Executive Secretary, Tanzania Commission for Universities

 Prof. Moses Golola, Deputy Executive Director, National Council for Higher Education, Uganda

Structure of Sessions

The time allocated for each topic in the programme includes 15 – 20 Minutes for discussion.

Therefore, resource persons should ensure that the allocated time is not used up for the

presentations.

SUNDAY 02/12/2012

Evening

Arrival in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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MONDAY 03/12/2012 Prof. Mchome

Reflection of the self –assessment process and further training

8:30

Arrival and Registration

9:00

Opening Session (Prof. Mchome, Prof. Nkunya, Hansert)

Key note address: Role of higher education in the integration of

the EAC

10.30

Group Photo and Health Break

11:00

Introduction of the Programme: Cosam and Ina

-Implementation status of the course milestones

-Recap of Part I

-Summary of evaluation of Part I of the Course

12.00

Reports from national workshops

-Burundi

-Kenya

-Rwanda

-Tanzania

-Uganda

13.00

LUNCH BREAK

14.00

Progress on PAPs in 4 Sub-Groups

(Country-wide)

Introduction to Group Discussion: Mike

Facilitators:

All experts

15:30

Health Break

16:00

Progress reports Continues

18:15

END OF DAY 1

19:30

Dinner hosted by DAAD/TCU

Formatiert: Block Formatiert: Englisch

(Großbritannien)

Formatiert: Schriftartfarbe: Rot,

Englisch (Großbritannien)

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TUESDAY

04/12/2012 Chair Prof. Lenga

Reflection of the self –assessment process and further training

9:00

Plenary: Exchange and Feedback from Groups on PAPs

10:30

HEALTH BREAK

11:00

General Feedback by experts on draft SARs: Mike and Rispa

13:00

Lunch Break

14:00

Group Discussion on SARs of Subject specific

Facilitator: All experts

15:30

Health Break

16:00

Group Discussion Continues

17:00

END OF DAY 2

Wednesday 05/012/2012 Chair Prof. Mayunga Nkunya

Reflection of the self –assessment process and further training

9.00

Site visit to a Cohort 1 or 2 university: public and private

-Introduction of the university by DVC (Academic)

-Presentation by Dean and Chair of SAR

-Presentation by QA Director

-Visit to facilities/Campus tour

Facilitator: Muruke

13.00 LUNCH BREAK

14.00 Overview on the External Peer Review Process

Input: Muruke/Rispa

Thursday 06/012/2012 Chair Prof. Mgasa

Reflection of the self –assessment process and further training

09:00

Data collection and analysis: Input by Cosam and Jeniffer

-(Sharing of participants’ experience in data collection)

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11:00

Involvement of stakeholders in Programme Self Assessment

Input by: Ina/Cosam,

Panel Discussions: Alumni, employers/professional body

13:00

Lunch Break

14:00

Writing a good Self Assessment Report: Input by Mawa

15:00

Group dynamics and support

-Team building

-Communication and Counselling

-Dealing with Resistance

Input:Josephine and Mike

HEALTH BREAK (In between)

17:00

END OF DAY 4

19.00

Farewell Dinner and closing session

FRIDAY, 07/12/2012: Prof. Mayunga Nkunya/Hansert

09.00

Meeting of the organizing team

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