10 February 2015

COMMIT
Committing to the social dimension in universities

As the title suggests, COMMIT intends to increase commitment to the social dimension of higher education and support strategies for increasing attainment. The project builds on the work of a previous project – ALLUME – which developed 3 self evaluation tools for universities to review their strategy for implementation of a comprehensive and coherent LLL university. This COMMIT project will review those 3 tools, refining and adapting them and adding new features which take on board a wider and clearer idea of the social dimension of HE; it will also design and develop a new tool for monitoring attainment in HE and integrate these tools in HEIs management systems. These 4 tools will be used by 12 universities in 12 different countries to conduct a self evaluation which, with supporting documents, will form the starting point for a collective learning process including a visit from one of the other partners; each of the 12 partners will visit one and be visited by another partner.

This whole process will be underpinned by a training event with input from experts in other related projects at institutional and European level; associate partners and other multipliers will be invited to the training. Transversal analysis of the visit reports and the completed tools will lead to the publication of focussed reports including a feasibility study on the tool for monitoring attainment.

A final phase of valorisation and exploitation will include: 12 national active learning workshops each hosted by one of the partners, including around 10 other universities and representatives from the relevant ministry; a European event again with an active learning approach: and associate partners will be invited to host a visit from one of the experienced partners. The contractor, eucen will manage the project and lead on dissemination; it will also host the tools and results on its moodle learning platform so that sustainability will be ensured.

Partners:

-eucen (coordinator) - BE
-Université catholique de Louvain - BE
-University of Turku - FI
-University of Brest - FR
-University of Aveiro - PT
-University of Stuttgart - DE
-Dublin City University - IE
-Bogaziçi University - TR
-University of Genoa - IT
-University of Ioannina - GR
-Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" in Iasi - RO
-Rovira i Virgili University - ES
-University of Pecs - HU

Project 539519-LLP-1-2013-1-BE-ERASMUS-ESIN.