Presentation on theme: "Erasmus University Charter Application workshop Manchester 23/10/2008 Dugald CRAIG International Development Manager West of Scotland Colleges Partnership."— Presentation transcript:
Erasmus University Charter Application workshop Manchester 23/10/2008 Dugald CRAIG International Development Manager West of Scotland Colleges Partnership
Erasmus University Charter Application workshop Input informed by: Hands-on involvement in European and international projects and activities since 1989; Experience as Head of Department of European & International Programmes at Scotlands largest college of further & higher eductaion from 1996 to 2002; Head of Socrates team at Technical Assitsance Office, in Brussels, from 2002 to 2006; Work as Commission/EACEA "expert" for Erasmus, Grundtvig, EQF, Culture, Accompanying Measures since 2006 to present; Role as sector representative on UK NAs Advisory Groups, Scottish Bologna Stakeholders Group, SCQF Partnership, Scottish INTERREG Forum; Being Council Member of EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education)
Erasmus University Charter Application workshop Basic tools EUC Handbook Relevant EUC application form Guide with technical instructions Username and Password Available from the Erasmus University Charter Selection 2009 webspace on the Education and Culture Executive Agency website
Erasmus University Charter Application workshop EUC experts May not be native EN speakers Have a daily quota to evaluate Are experts Are, generally, from universities Have European and international experience
Erasmus University Charter Application workshop Erasmus Policy Statement Most important element Quality enhancement Boost mobility and cooperation Recognition and transparency Coherent policy for Euro-coperation
Erasmus University Charter Application workshop Many EPSs: Say something about the institution, its place in the national education scene and its history of transnational collaboration. Outline future plans for transnational cooperation in context of LLP and link these to work done so far. Describe their arrangements for promoting transnational mobility. List quality procedures to support transnational activities. Make specific mention of policies to combat inequality. Promote benefits of formal recognition. Make reference to Bologna.
Erasmus University Charter Application workshop Basic avoidable mistakes in EUC applications: choosing wrong Charter incomplete applications absence of detail lack of coherence inconsistent /contradictory information irrelevant information no European dimension (obvious) plagiarism streams of consciousness
Erasmus University Charter Application workshop The foolish learn, only, from personal experience ………….. but the wise also learn from the experience of others, so………. ……….be WISE!