Monitoring and Evaluation of University Governing Boards’ Performance Subject to the New Principles of Top Management Appointment

Project Overview

Project Title Monitoring and Evaluation of University Governing Boards’ Performance Subject to the New Principles of Top Management Appointment
Project Number N/A
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End April 19, 2017–December 31, 2017
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

Aida Akhmetzhanova, IAC (Project Manager), +7 717 2 72 94 27, aida.akhmetzhanova@iac.kz

Beneficiary Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Higher education system in Kazakhstan inherited excessively centralised governance system between universities and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.  This deprives universities of making decisions independently. Thus, Kazakhstan is moving towards providing universities with wider autonomy including organizational autonomy. University governing boards are supposed to define university strategy and provide university sustainability. The project will result in developing an analytic report on the achievements of introducing corporate governance principles at universities.

Objective is to provide monitoring and evaluation of university governing boards’ performance subject to the new principles of top management appointment.

Project Objectives
  • To provide monitoring and comparative analysis of university governing boards performance both in Kazakhstan and abroad.
  • To conduct sociologic study among university governing boards’ members, university rectors and vice-rectors for defining trajectory of university development.
  • To update current rules for evaluating the performance of university governing boards’ members.
  • To provide methodologic support in selecting university top management.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Institutional strengthening & capacity building
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

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Activities
  • Analysis of different models of university governing boards performance: Europe, USA and Post-Soviet models.
  • Analysis of strategic development plans in 15 public universities and evaluation of their rectors’ performance.
  • Developing and conducting interviews and focus-groups with universities’ top management and university governing boards’ members.
  • Developing and delivering training for corporate secretaries of university governing boards.
  • Developing and delivering training for university governing boards’ members.
  • Developing mechanisms for involving university governing boards’ members into making organizational and strategic decisions.
  • Preparing recommendations for introducing amendments into corresponding legal acts.
Project Results
  • Final report on monitoring and evaluation of university governing boards’ performance subject to the new principles of top management appointment elaborated.
  • Interviews and focus-groups with universities’ top management and university governing boards’ members conducted.
  • Training for corporate secretaries and university governing boards’ members delivered.

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