KMU passed institutional monitoring "Impact and sustainability of the results of the Erasmus + program
September 15 and 16, 2020, institutional monitoring of the Erasmus + air
defense projects was carried out at the Karaganda Medical University , where
our university participates from 2015 to 2019. The topic of the monitoring was
“The impact and sustainability of the results of the Erasmus + program air
defense projects”. The monitoring was carried out by the National Office of the
Erasmus + Program in Kazakhstan. In connection with the current situation with
coronavirus infection, monitoring was carried out in person and remotely. In
order to monitor the sustainability of the results of the Erasmus + MUK
program, the Director of the National Office of the Erasmus + program Shaizada
Umurzakovna Tasbulatova visited, Ronald Voogdt, CEO of Innovision Management
Consultancy, acted online as an expert on assessing the impact and
sustainability of the results of the Erasmus + MUK program.
Institutional monitoring was carried out with the aim of assessing the effectiveness of management, the impact and sustainability of the results of implemented projects to identify successful experiences both within individual projects and at the university level in general. Also, the specific goals of institutional monitoring were:
- assessing the impact of specific completed projects and their actual results in terms of prevalence and sustainability;
- evaluation of current projects and their synergy with previous projects;
- assessment of the status of current projects in terms of their complementation, impact and sustainability;
- assessment of the overall operational ability and the level of management of the university as a whole in project management for international cooperation;
- analysis of coherence / consistency in the overall strategy of internationalization of the university and the participation of the university in projects;
- identification of best practices within the university and / or in individual projects.
On the first day of monitoring, the Chairman of the Board - Rector of the MUK Raushan Sultanovna Dosmagambetova addressed the participants with a welcoming speech. Tasbulatova Shaizada Umurzakovna and Ronald Voogdt explained the purpose and organization of institutional monitoring. Also on the first day, interviews were conducted with senior management and university administrators in order to assess the impact of EU cooperation programs on the IUK, project sustainability management, problems associated with project implementation. In addition, interviews were conducted with students and representatives of the teaching staff and administrative and managerial staffs that participated in the international credit mobility Erasmus + programs and interviews with project users in order to determine the impact of projects.
On the second day of monitoring, online meetings were held with the working groups of completed and ongoing projects. Each working group presented information on the project: the goals and objectives of the project were highlighted, the impact of the project, sustainability, dissemination, the degree of support and participation of the IUK and problems were presented. A total of 9 Tempus and Erasmus + projects took part in the institutional monitoring:
• CANEREIH - Central Asia Network for Education, Research and Innovation in Environmental Health,
• ePBLnet - Creation of an interregional network of national centers for medical education aimed at the introduction of problem-based learning and virtual patients,
• PEOPLE - Promoting the development of educational organizations through the development of people,
• WELCOME - Opening to new university communities,
• TUTORIAL - Strengthening the network for education, research and innovation in the environment and health in Asia,
• TAME - Training to avoid medical errors,
• TRUNAK - Transition to university autonomy in Kazakhstan,
• ProlnCa - Promoting the innovative potential of higher education in nursing during the transition to health services,
• SPRING - Defining the tools and objectives of peer review in medical education.
In conclusion, Tasbulatova Shaizada Umurzakovna and Ronald Voogdt summed up the monitoring results. The active participation of the university in the Erasmus + air defense projects was noted, the management of two projects by our university (the TRUNAK and TAME project) was positively characterized, and the high impact on the participants of the Erasmus + MKM was noted. A foreign expert noted the strategy of internationalization of the university, in which the participation of the university in international projects occupies a special place. The final report on institutional monitoring will be prepared and sent to the IUK with assessment and recommendations.