Preparation and research
- Report on the auto-evaluation results and research
After a documentary research and a comparative survey (benchmarking) on the different governance models by means of a questionnaire and interviews, the report is a first analysis of the different existing governance models in every Tunisian university. This state-of-the-art will be the basis of research and analysis for identifying and selecting good practices on quality assurance.
- Compendium of good practices on quality assurance mechanisms in universities
The compendium is the result of documentary research, surveys and interviews. It includes the good practices identified by partners according to their potential adaptability. Those practices are the workshops’ basis and case studies. The aim is to provide the Tunisian partners with positive and successful examples on university management, financial autonomy and educational quality.
Training of trainers
- Report on the basic training
The report highlights the main results of training and educational material, methodologies and practices exchange.
- Report on the workshops at local level
Each Tunisian partner hosting a workshop will provide a report including the training program, the participant selection process and the attendance list.
Communication and information system modernisation
- TICs database integrated in the management and information system
A database will be elaborated by the University of Barcelona with the collaboration of the Université Virtuelle de Tunis and the other Tunisian partners. It will be the grounds for the e-administration cell in every Tunisian university.
- E-administration cell establishment
An e-administration cell will be created in every university where the administrative staff trained will guarantee a good work.
Production of a quality handbook and action plans
- Glossary on quality assurance
This glossary explains the fundamental concepts and vocabulary for the quality management in Higher Education system.
- The Quality Assurance system at Sapienza University
This document gives some keys elements for the development of the quality handbook and it illustrates the functioning of the quality system of the Sapienza University of Rome by providing useful information for quality management in general.
- Quality handbook on management procedures and strategic planning
The quality handbook explains the management procedures and strategic planning for the partners. It is the core part of the activity for the definition of action plans.
- Established action plans
Each Tunisian university partner of the consortium is invited to draw up its action plan for the adoption of the "budget by objectives". The coordination of this work is ensured by the University of Tunis El Manar with the collaboration of La Sapienza University in order to ensure a full acquisition of the results of the training activities. These results will lead to the development of action plans through the submission of a framework co-constructed with the collaboration of their European peers.
Implementation of university action plans
- Steering group launch for the implementation of Action Plans
Once the previous activities have been carried out, the academic and administrative staff as well as people responsible for the QA are trained and action plans are produced by each institution. The work of the project foresees the development of steering groups for the implementation of the Action Plans by each Tunisian university. These pilot groups are composed of at least 3 people who participated in the training and will have to ensure the sustainability of the work even after the end of the project.
- White book with recommendations
The white book includes the two information session results by MESRS and IEAQA and it will be spread at political and social level.
In all projects, Assurance and Quality Control measures ensure the quality of the project results and the quality of the methods and procedures used to manage the project lifecycle and to develop its results. The Quality Plan defines the specific arrangements made to ensure effective project management and compliance of the delivered products with the expectations and objectives of the project.
Dissemination and exploitation of results
- Dissemination plan
Dissemination concept is a pre-planned and constantly running process. This process can be understood as the cross-cutting activity of promoting the project and its results to a wider audience beyond the project consortium. Dissemination and communication of project results allows for better understanding by partners of project objectives, activities and results, as well as the needs it addresses. Dissemination activities also support the exploitation of project results by encouraging stakeholders to engage in new initiatives, to be involved in existing initiatives, to use project results and to share them with their networks.