Monitoring and Evaluation of University Autonomy Introduction

Project Overview

Project Title Monitoring and Evaluation of University Autonomy Introduction
Project Number N/A
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End June 11, 2016–December 31, 2016
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Other
Project Budget(EUR) N/A
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Information Analytic Center (Kazakhstan) – National coordinator

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Dana Abdrasheva, IAC (Project Manager), +7 717 2 72 94 27; dana.abdrasheva@iac.kz

Beneficiary Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The project aims to provide monitoring and evaluation of university autonomy introduction in Kazakhstan. The main prerequisite for implementing the project was the President’s initiative “100 concrete steps” where the 78th step assumed gradual transition to academic and organizational university autonomy considering the Nazarbayev University’s experience. The State Programme on Education and Science Development defines the target goals for gradual transition to academic and organizational university autonomy and development of principles for corporate governance. According to the State Programme on Education and Science Development, universities are eligible to define the content of study programme at the Bachelor’s level up to 55%, at the Master’s level – up to 70%, PhD – up to 90%.

Objective:

  • To provide monitoring and evaluation of university autonomy introduction in Kazakhstan
Project Objectives
  • To monitor and analyse intermediate results of increasing institutional autonomy of state and private universities in Kazakhstan.
  • To analyse performance of university governing boards.
  • To develop strategic framework for universities in organizational, financial, academic and staffing autonomy.
  • To provide expert and methodological support mutually with international experts experienced in monitoring and evaluation of university autonomy introduction.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Standards and curriculum development, Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Standardisation, Certification, Accreditation Bodies, Suppliers / developers of learning media, Trade unions, Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects

Analysis and Monitoring of University Autonomy Introduction 2014

Activities

Component 1: Academic autonomy

  • Analysis of the efficiency for academic freedom’s principles introduction in defining the content of study programmes in public and private universities.
  • Analysis of university autonomy efficiency in selection of mechanisms for external (independent and international accreditation) and internal quality assurance (systems of quality management) in public and private universities.

Component 2: Organizational autonomy

  • Analysis of university governing boards performance in public and private universities.
  • Analysis of university rectors’ reports in public and private universities.

Component 3: Financial autonomy

  • Analysis of legal acts stimulating diversification of financing sources in public and private universities.
  • Analysis of developing endowment funds abroad and in Kazakhstan.

Component 4: Staffing autonomy

  • Comparative analysis of legal acts regulating staffing autonomy in Kazakhstan.
  • Analysis of internal documents regulating staffing autonomy in public and private universities.
  • Conducting sociologic study for monitoring intermediate results of university autonomy introduction.
Project Results
  • Sociologic study in 50 universities of 16 cities conducted.
  • Two training workshops in Astana and Almaty on different dimensions of university autonomy conducted.
  • Strategic framework for universities in organizational, financial, academic and staffing autonomy developed.
  • Toolkit on financial and staffing management developed.
  • Final report on monitoring and evaluation of university autonomy introduction prepared.

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