The specific objective of the proposal is to improve the procedures of auto-evaluation and the knowledge of his impact on the performances of Universities in different European countries, and to develop a pluralistic and decentralized assessement of education establishments, teachers and administrative staff.
The key questions to answer are:
1) under what conditions the evaluation reenforces the performance of Universities?
2) what is the most performing form of evaluation?
3) are the universities and under what conditions important actor in construction of labour market for qualified work, in particular at regional level?
In order to fill its three objectives, EVALUE considers that case studies are the best methods. Five fields of evaluation will be covered:
1) external evaluation;
2) evaluation of education establishments;
3) individual and collective evaluation of teachers and of the administrative staff;
4) evaluation of the relationship between education, employment and economic development;
5) evaluation of effectiveness (diversity, history and of performance indicators).
In order to understand the dynamics of the evaluation process, and for each of the five fields, EVALUE will study: the decision to evaluate, the patterns of reference, the aims of the evaluation (diversity and hierarchy), the actors and the logic of action, the organizational conditions, the devices and tools, the stages and the cost of evaluation, the results of the evaluation and their diffusion, the impacts of evaluation.
The evaluation processes is compared in 8 countries in order to cover the Eropean Union from North to South. Periodic reporting. Final report presented and discussed with representatives of the European Rector Conference.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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