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QAinAL_Training for management, teachers, students and administration held in Tirana, Albania on 11-13 June, 2018

Prishtinë, 17/06/2018 - 14:52

In the framework of the Erasmus+ project, QAinAL, trainings for management, teachers, students and administration were held in Polis University in Tirana, during 11-13 June, 2018.

The topic of the first day was “Adapting management, teaching and learning styles and techniques in a changing environment” and the target group were management and teaching staff.
Welcoming remarks were made by Prof. Dr. Besnik Aliaj, rector of Polis University, as by the project grant-holder, Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Eckl.
The following presentation were delivered:

  • Controlling in Higher Education, by Prof. Mariana Mocanu from University Politechnica in Bucharest
  • Quality Assurance at PLUS, by Prof. Dr. Peter Eckl from Paris Lodron University of Salzburg
  • Quality Assurance at UG, by Prof. Dr. Agostino Massa, from University of Genova.

During the afternoon session a workshop was held on “Managing universities in a time of change”, which was moderated by Luljeta Aliu, from WUS Kosova. The first day was closed with discussion and a wrap-up session.

 

The topic of the second day was “Delivering support services and the role of support and administrative staff”, and target group was administrative staff. During the day the following presentations were delivered:

  • Experience of Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, by Prof. Dr. Peter Eckl
  • Experience from University of Genova, by Prof. Dr. Agostino Massa
  • Controlling instruments in QA in Higher Education, by Prof. Dr. Mariana Mocanu.

Furthermore, partner higher education institutions (Epoka University, European University in Tirana, Marin Barleti Unievrsity, University of New York in Tirana, Polis University and Pjeter Budi College) delivered presentations on “Experiences on delivering support services and the role of support and administrative staff”. During the day a workshop was held on “How to successfully deliver support services”, moderated by WUS Kosova. The day was closed by recommendations by the international partners. Moreover, the consortium meeting was held after the training.

 

The target of the third day were students, on the topic “Stimulating students’ motivation, self-reflection and engagement in the learning process”. The day started with the workshop on “What can be improved to increase students’ motivation, sellf-reflection and engagement in the learning process” which was moderated by Paris Lodron University and WUS Kosova.

 

During the day the following presentations were delivered:

  • Motivation of the students in the learning process, by Costin Chiru, from University Politechnica of Bucharest
  • The role of National Students’ Union in increasing participation of the students in the QA processes at the HEIs – Case Study TEMPUS project SIHEKSU no 544357, by Luljeta Aliu, from WUS Kosova

Additionally, the following institutions presented their experiences on increasing students’ motivation, self-reflection and engagement in the learning process:

  • Epoka University
  • European University of Tirana
  • Marin Barleti University
  • University of New York in Tirana
  • Polis University
  • Pjeter Budi College

The training was closed with a wrap-up session.