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Project Overview 2010 Programme FA: 14 June 2007 Start: 2 Sept 2007 Completion: 31 June 2011 Budget: €10,155,000 (EU), €155,000 (National)

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1 Project Overview 2010 Programme FA: 14 June 2007 Start: 2 Sept 2007 Completion: 31 June 2011 Budget: €10,155,000 (EU), €155,000 (National)

2 2 Project content structure... UHES Content Structure Component 1: Governance Strategic Planning Access Mechanisms Organisational Strengthening HEMIS monitoring Management & Admin updating Donor input management Component 2: Quality Assurance NARS Development Support to QA centres Planning for NCQAA Component 3: Effectiveness & Relevance (World of Work) Employer engagement in HE Institutional strengthening University WoW partnerships Work experience pilot Employer involvement in Curriculum Development processes

3 World of Work linkages Budget preparation (& MTEF) Quality Assurance 3 Programme integration Medium term strategic planning for universities to plan upgrading priorities – the framework for ‘upgrading’ Donor-input management with HEMIS development supported by Organisational strengthening and Unit costing, forecasting & budget preparation skills to support ‘real’ medium term planning Information resource for tracking external partnerships for planning Sector-wide information system built on operational administration systems Student, staff, academic affairs, planning, EMIS, OLAP & portal systems Management & administration adjustment for modernised systems Expert support to National Academic Reference standards & QA centres for a quality & accreditation strategy Strengthening Higher Education linkages with the world of work (WoW) (policy, partnerships, Centres, curriculum) Strategic/Medium term planning

4 REFERENCE SLIDES (Slides for specific aspects of the programme) 4

5 Strategic Planning & Budget Preparation 2011 Q1Q2Q3Q42010 Q1Q2? Support to Consolidation Consolidating V+M statements & existing SP work Training in priority identification & policy implementation planning Training in programme identification Support to selected policy implementation Coordination of university planning for 11 th 5YP implementation Preparation of draft university SPs content Institution-wide consultative process for SP content Drafting of SP content components Inter-university reviews Collective review of SP content & training in programme/activity development Joint review & coordination of SP draft content proposals Development of costed programmes & activities to implement the content Review & finalisation of the university SPs [2] Budget preparation (MTEF) [1] Strategic Planning Areas of operation Costing & Budget preparation training for SP Unit costing and budget preparation training rounds (Universities & MHE) Scenario costing for SP projections Development of updatable costing system Preparation of a data resource for unit costs/cost norms Design of an update process Training in system maintenance NB: in Strategic Planning the UHES role is NOT content but training in the processes involved & sharing of relevant external experience where requested. Status of Strategic Planning Assessment of SP status in universities Identification of SP support programme Training in SP processes

6 Donor input management 2011 Programme development TA situation review Identify the scope of the requirement Agree on an action programme Q1Q2Q3Q42010 Q1Q2? Data collection & system development Collection of data on donor investments and programme agreements Design of an updatable data system for donor investment management Construction of the system Linkages with Planning Dir and sector coordination. Development of output reports Situation assessment & consultative process Presentation to leaders Training in updating and use Dissemination to stakeholders Development of stakeholder proactive contribution Review of usefulness & preparation for update 2011 Review of utility value and demand Preparation for 2011 data collection Additional adjustment & training if needed 33

7 Access mechanisms for University Admissions 2011 Programme development Identify the scope of the requirement Agree on an action programme Q1Q2Q3Q42010 Q1Q2? Identification of TA Selection & recruitment Situation assessment & consultative process TA undertakes problem analysis & identifies possible options Leader briefing on options Agreement on wider consultative process Development & pilot of revised access mechanisms New selection mechanisms drafted Pilot test mechanism Finalise the test Monitor implementation & analyse more sustainable reform options Assessment of channelling process performance Assessment of wider policy options on admissions and student demand Formulation of medium-term sector policies on admissions to HE institutions

8 HEMIS progress tracking 2011 PMU monitoring capacity strengthening Identification & recruitment of additional monitoring capacity Q1Q2Q3Q42010 Q1Q2? Assessment of performance of HEMIS management & development arrangements Assessment of decision-making performance Assessment of contractor planning Management & follow-up of monthly report Remedial actions Recommendations on actions to address weaknesses Contract compliance monitoring & acceptance Review of utility value and demand Preparation for 2011 data collection Additional adjustment & training if needed 44 Note: the PMU has not been requested to support HEMIS development. Its procurement & contract requires it to monitor progress through reports. As a result, it has a proactive troubleshooting and early warning role on management issues.

9 Updated Quality Assurance Programme 2011 University QA Centre support needs TA visit to universities & MHE Agreement on QA centre strengthening needs Q1Q2Q3Q42010 Q1Q2? Identification of TA for NARS development Selection & recruitment University QA Centre capacity building TA supported & monitored CB TA supported revision of QA centre organisational structure NARS development UHES inputs into the national NARS development plan Planning for NCQAA foundation Reassessment of the role, need and timing of a NCQAA Planning for laying the foundations if so decided [2] NARS development [1] QA centre development [3] NCQAA planning Areas of operation

10 Updated World-of-Work (WoW) programme 2011 Employer engagement in HEd Policy Framework development Study Tour for policy & implementation experience Capacity & process development at universities & MHE for employer engagement Q1Q2Q3Q42010 Q1Q2? Institutional Strengthening Support to the further strengthening of career/business centres Expansion of WoW partnerships Identify potential forms of collaboration Support practical strategies for university-WoW collaboration Awareness raising of opportunities amongst employers Work Experience/Internship pilot Develop improved system & practical tools for work experience Support monitoring of implementation & pilot evaluation Support formulation of follow-up recommendations Enhance involvement of employers in curriculum development Process development for employer involvement in curriculum development Capacity development for implementation of the process [2] Institutional strengthening [1] Employer engagement [3] WoW partnerships Areas of operation [4] Work Experience pilot [5] Curriculum Development process for WoW

11 AWP 1 & 2 - Results Achieved: Reviews & sector studies (6); Strategic planning scheme & 11 th 5-Yr Plan; MHE MTEF training; HEMIS contracts prepared & signed; QA proposals; LM & WoW. 11


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