PROFFORMANCE project launch
An international consortium has been formed for the development of higher education teachers, and for the enhancement the quality of teaching and learning in tertiary education. The project is led by the Ministry for Innovation and Technology and the Tempus Public Foundation, in collaboration with 5 full and 4 associated partners and about I30 international experts. The PROFFORMANCE - Assessment tool and Incentive systems for Developing Higher Education Teachers' Performance (Development of a measurement tool and incentive system to improve the performance of teachers in higher education) project aims to define, assess, develop 21th century teacher's skills in order to enhance quality of teaching and learning in higher education.
The project started on June 1, 2020, with a two-year term until May 31, 2022. After the professional opening events, an online collaboration of experts will start to launch a benchmarking survey in September among HEIs of the consortium partner countries. The questionnaire will examine practices of higher education institutions in the partner countries on teacher evaluation, development and incentives. Experts and partners will develop the criteria for the planned teacher assessment tool in the frame of 3 PLAs (peer-learning activity), ie an expert workshop, and create an online assessment questionnaire. The tool will be tested at selected universities with the assistance of experts, on the basis of which the final, free version will be developed and published.
The project also aims to collect best practices through an international call for proposals based on the defined criteria. International good examples will also be available in an online, searchable database. Finally, recommendations on incentive systems will be elaborated by experts at institutional, national and European level to improve and stimulate teachers' performance.