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WORK PLAN

Wok package

WP1- Preparation

Data collection from professors and teachers on current assessment practices, attitudes and recommendations for change

WP2-Development

Each national university will train national academic staff on concepts and practices of the self-regulated learning model and e-assessment. 10 well-trained staff will design 10 modules – 2 per institution- e-supported in class and outside class assessment activities.

WP3-Dissemination & Exploitation

The designed courses will being implemented by university professors who will also have access also to technical and pedagogical advice through centers for teaching and learning when needed.

WP4- DISSEMINATION & EXPLOITATION

The participating institutions will have felt the benefit of the self-regulated assessment procedures and are ready to adopt new policies or reform existing policies to support implementation of the new practices. The university senate will need to endorse the new policies and decide on procedures to disseminate those.

WP5- QUALITY PLAN

Implementation monitoring on each university campus and EU universities’ expertise

WP6- Management

Day-to-day project management and monitoring of implementation and coordination of activities

PROJECT TEAM

Abdel Karim Abdel Raziq

TAP Project Coordinator
Abdel Karim Abdel Raziq- TAP project coordinator has served as the director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching(CELT) since 2012. Dr. Abdel Raziq has long standing experience in project management and faculty professional development training He has published many articles on blended learning, community-based learning, modern and contemporary culture, translation between Arabic and English, and establishment of centers for teaching and learning. Dr. Abdel Raziq has received his education in Southern Illinois University, USA.

Ahmad Aljanazrah

Assistant Professor-Birzeit University
Ahmad Aljanazrah is Assistant Professor in the faculty of education at Birzeit University since 2006. He finished his Ph.D. studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main in the field of Chemistry Education in 2005 and spent a one year of Post doc research on Using Web 2.0 Technology in Chemistry Education at the Technical University of Berlin in Germany in 2013. During his work at Birzeit University, Ahmad Aljanazrah, worked as a director of Ibn Rushd Unit for Educational Development at Birzeit University and Program Officer in the UNESCO Office in Ramallah-Palestine. He worked also as e-learning consultant and  a trainer  in designing online and blended learning courses at the university level. Aljanazrah research interests lie in the area of using Information and Communication Technologies in Higher Education, more specifically digital habits of faculty members and students, inverted classroom, mobile learning and the applications of web 2.0 technologies in education.

Mohammed H Mushtaha

Assistant Professor-University College of Applied Sciences
Mohammed H Mushtaha is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the department of Engineering at the University College of Applied Sciences – UCAS, Gaza. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering – Power Systems and Networks – in 2012 from Duisburg-Essen University, Germany. On the other hand, he finished the MScin Electrical Engineering department in 2007 from Jordan University of science and technology – JUST. While in 2004, he got his BSc. From the electrical engineering department from Islamic university of Gaza IUG,Palestine. Since 2012, Mr. Mushtaha heldseveral positions in UCAS. He started his job as an academic staff member in the department of engineeing before being appointed as an officer of the center of innovation and bussiness development in UCAS. Afterthat, he worked as the head of the Palestinian Cetner of Applied Renewable Energy. In Sept. 2016, he was selected to act as an assistant to vice-rector for planning and external affairs.Mr. Muhstaha has good experience with working in international project because of the experience got by working with different initiatives. His research interests are in the area of Power Systems, Smart Grids, Control systems and Smart Solutions.

Adnan Shehadeh

Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching- Palestine Polytechnic University

Alaedin Alsayed

Assistant Professor – Al-Aqsa University

Marian McCarthy

Senior Lecturer-University College Cork
Dr Marian McCarthy is the Director of the Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) at UCC. She is a senior lecturer in Education, seconded long term to the Teaching and Learning Centre, now CIRTL. Her primary research areas are in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Multiple Intelligences (MI) theory and Teaching for Understanding (TfU). She fuses these to provide a robust disciplinary, research and pedagogical framework for staff that teach in university and third level settings. Her primary responsibility is for the Accredited Programme in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, which provides certification for staff who wish to research their teaching and their students’ learning. In 2002 she received the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence, in 2004 the President’s Award for Innovation in Teaching and in 2004 a National Award for Teaching Excellence (Special Commendation, team award). Currently, Marian is an External Examiner for Athlone Institute of Technology, the Institute of Art and Design, Dun Laoghaire and the Institute of Technology, Tallaght. Marian has a keen interest in the Arts and their role in education and founded a Drama School in Crosshaven (1980 – 1990). She continues this work as a member of the Board of Drama and Theatre Studies at UCC. She maintains links across the broad spectrum of teaching and learning in a variety of contexts: as the President’s nominee on the Cork City Learning Forum, as a member of the Board of Management of the North Monastery CBS, Cork, the Advisory Board of Feis Maitiu, Cork and the Board of Directors of AHEAD (the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability). Marian was elected to the Governing Body of UCC by academic colleagues for the terms 2012-2015 and 2015-2017.

Jozef Gašparík

Professor-Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Jozef GAŠPARÍK is professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (Slovakia). At this time he is head of Department of Building Technology and guarantor of three study programs: Building Technology and Management (bachelor degree), Building Technology (Master and PhD. Degree). He is founder and director of Quality Management Centre in Construction (CEMAKS). CEMAKS is a company with many years of experience in the field of quality management training and consultancy. Since 1996 this organization prepared more than 200 organizations to successfully obtain the certificate of quality management systems according to ISO 9001 and integrated management system (quality, environment, health protection and safety). Research results were presented at conferences in Italy, Portugal, Belgium, France, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Croatia , Cyprus, South Korea, Canada, USA, Australia etc.  Jozef Gašparík  is at this time a general secretary and member of executive of International Association on Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC). He won National Quality Award of the Slovak Republic for journalism in quality management field in 2008, he was awarded as a professor of a year 2009 at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and he is holder of Tucker-Hasegawa award given by president of IAARC in Auburn (USA) in 2016 year.

Katerina Kostakou

EU Project Manager-Four Elements

Ester Boldrini

Deputy Director of OGPI- University of Alicante
Dr. Ester Boldrini (1983) is Deputy Director of OGPI. Specialist in international development cooperation in the field of Higher Education she has wide experience in drafting proposal for EU programmes such as EuropeAid, Tempus, FP7 in different topics. Coordinator of numerous initiatives from public and private donors worldwide (Africa, Latin America, Europe, Eastern Europe), especially in topics such as the Bologna reform of Higher Education and Quality Assurance & Accreditation, Ester has also been invited as external expert in the framework of different European projects. Ester has a PhD in Computational Linguistics and a European Master on English and Spanish for Institutions, Enterprises and Business from the University of Alicante in addition to the degree in Linguistic Mediation for Institution, Enterprises and Business from the University of Tuscia, Italy and she is also EFQM Master Assessor. She is author of many papers published in peer-reviewed journals

Dr. Briony

Lecturer in Learning and Teaching Enhancement at the Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), University College Cork, Ireland
Briony has a wealth of teaching experience which spans almost 20 years and includes a variety of countries and contexts. Originally trained in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second or Other Language) she has taught in Japan, China, Vietnam, Ireland, the UK, Chile and Australia. She has extensive experience in the use of learner-centred pedagogical approaches to curriculum and assessment, developing innovative resources for both face-to-face and blended delivery modes, and in delivering professional development in higher education. She prides herself in being a flexible, responsive and innovative practitioner. Briony holds a PhD in Education, awarded in 2013 from Monash University, Australia. Her current research interests are around how technology enhanced learning can be conceptualised from a SoTL perspective and embedded into professional development for academics

Professor Waleed M. Sweileh

AQAC Head

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