TEACHEX – Teaching Excellence in Israel

EURASHE is a partner in the TeachEx project on Teaching Excellence in Israel.

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Teaching excellence is of primary importance for the learning environment in higher education. Thus, TEACHEX is a project conceived to contribute to the continuous professional development of academic staff by offering adequate support structures (Centers for Teaching Excellence) and innovative, high-quality, flexible programs designed to promote better teaching and therefore enhanced learning as well. Other specific goals of the project are:

  • To improve quality of education by contributing to university management in accordance with academic staff needs, connecting personal and civic fulfilment with the ‘transferable skills required for a rapidly changing world;
  • To develop and deliver training materials and follow up activities for staff working at CTEs;
  • To create support structures in CTEs that outline conditions for project sustainability;
  • To produce benchmark tools for teaching excellence that serve as medium and long term analysis;
  • To disseminate the European experience in teacher training and preparation of documents necessary for enhancing the interaction between the CTEs and other educational key stakeholders in Israel.

The main outputs and outcomes are:

  • To place sustainable structures for academic professional development in function of academic staff and student needs, connecting personal and civic fulfilment with the ‘transferable skills required for a rapidly changing world;
  • To develop and deliver training materials for professional development including e-learning and active education in Israel;
  • To evaluate the impact of training and use of materials in relationships between continuing education, academic and student groups through the piloting of professional courses;
  • To create a digital repository with open educational resources of easy access to all;
  • To disseminate outcomes broadly in Israel (i.e. website, newsletters, media) and internationally;
  • To create informal networks through a social media app generating conditions for sustainability.
Following are EURASHE news items related to the project:

  • Workshop on Teaching Excellence, Brussels, 16 May 14/4/2017 - EURASHE together with colleagues of the TEACHEX project will organise a Workshop on Teaching Excellence in Brussels (Belgium) on 16 May 2017. Teaching excellence demands more than expertise in a particular... Read more
  • EURASHE 2017 work programme 30/11/2016 - In 2017 EURASHE will continue to address its 4 thematic areas; the 2017 work programme comprises: Mission of professional higher education Our 27th Annual Conference organised on 30-31 March in Le Havre (France)... Read more
  • EURASHE 2016 work programme 27/11/2015 - In 2016 EURASHE will continue to address its 4 thematic areas; the 2016 work programme comprises: Mission of professional higher education Our 26th Annual Conference organised on 21-22 April in... Read more
  • More to come soon…
    Following are events related to the project:

    Workshop on Teaching Excellence
    Brussels (Belgium), 16 May 2017, Marko Grdosic
    TEACHEX meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 15 May 2017 - 17 May 2017, Michal Karpíšek, Marko Grdosic
    TEACHEX meeting
    Glasgow (United Kingdom), 27 Mar 2017 - 29 Mar 2017, n/a
    TEACHEX meeting
    Nicosia (Cyprus), 5 Dec 2016 - 7 Dec 2016, Alexandre Wipf
    TEACHEX meeting
    Cracow (Poland), 4 Jul 2016 - 6 Jul 2016, Alexandre Wipf
    TEACHEX meeting
    Haifa (Israel), 15 Jun 2016 - 17 Jun 2016, n/a
    TEACHEX meeting
    Groningen (Netherlands), 23 May 2016 - 25 May 2016, n/a
    TEACHEX meeting
    Jerusalem (Israel), 11 Apr 2016 - 12 Apr 2016, Alexandre Wipf
    TEACHEX meeting
    Cork (Ireland), 8 Feb 2016 - 10 Feb 2016, n/a
    TEACHEX meeting
    Herzliya (Israel), 10 Jan 2016, n/a
    TEACHEX meeting
    Tel Aviv (Israel), 25 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015, Johan Cloet
    Following are documents in EURASHE’s library that are related to the project:

    • More to come soon...
    Following are the partners of the project:

  • Beit Berl College - Beit Berl College (BBC), one of Israel’s oldest and largest public colleges, is a multidisciplinary and multicultural leading academic institution in the areas of education, society, and the arts. BBC... Read more
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) - Israel’s youngest research university, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was founded in 1969, its purpose: to be a driving force in the development of the Negev, a desert area comprising... Read more
  • Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design - The name Bezalel is synonymous with more than 100 years of Israeli art, innovation and academic excellence. It is Israel’s oldest institute of higher education and leading art and design... Read more
  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) - EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents universities of applied sciences... Read more
  • European Students’ Union (ESU) - The European Students’ Union (ESU) is an umbrella organisation of 47 National Unions of Students from 39 countries. The aim of ESU is to represent and promote the educational, social,... Read more
  • Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) - Glasgow Caledonian University, established in 1993, has become one of the largest universities in Scotland with nearly 17,000 students. The campus is self–contained and situated right in the heart of... Read more
  • Gordon Academic College of Education (GACE) - GACE: established in 1953 and is accredited to bestow the B.Ed. and M.Ed. degrees.  Located in Haifa, GACE serves Israel’s northern peripheral areas.  GACE is multicultural and its 2,500 students... Read more
  • Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) - The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya is Israel’s first privately funded fully-accredited institution of higher education with a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Since its founding in 1994, the IDC... Read more
  • Jagiellonian University in Krakow (UJ) - The structure of the Jagiellonian University is unique in Poland. Among the 15 faculties, there are three which comprise the Collegium Medicum: The Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, Pharmacy, and... Read more
  • National Union of Israeli Students (NUIS) - The National Union of Israeli students (NUIS) is an umbrella organization representing 300,000 students in 60 HEIs and vocational schools throughout Israel. NUIS’s goal is to defend the rights and... Read more
  • Oranim Academic College of Education (OACE) - Oranim is one of the leading Academic Teachers Colleges in Israel with more than 5,500 students, 600 academic faculty and 200 administrative faculty. Oranim grants Bachelor and Master degrees as... Read more
  • University College Cork (UCC) - Today the university has over 18,000 students, of which there are over 12,000 undergraduate degree candidates. This student base is supported by 2,747 staff, of which 762 are faculty. There are... Read more
  • University of Brighton - The University of Brighton is a diverse and multidisciplinary institution of c.22,000 students of which 3,000 are international. It has 5 campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. The University is defined... Read more
  • University of Groningen - The University of Groningen (1614) is a research university with a global outlook. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years: the University is in the top 100 of... Read more
  • University of Nicosia (UNIC) - Πανεπιστήμιο Λευκωσίας (ΠΛ) The University of Nicosia (UNIC) (www.unic.ac.cy) is the largest university in Cyprus, and the largest university in Southern Europe that teaches primarily in English, welcoming over 12,000... Read more
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    Following are some of the experts involved in the project:

  • Johan Cloet - Johan Cloet has been the Secretary General of EURASHE in 2014-2016, which he represented in the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG) and several of its working groups, such as on ‘Structural... Read more
  • Michal Karpíšek, Secretary-General of EURASHE - Michal Karpíšek is the Secretary-General of EURASHE, starting 1 June 2016. He has been Executive Officer of the Czech Association of Schools of Professional Higher Education (CASPHE) since 1994. He... Read more
  • Alexandre Wipf - Alexandre Wipf is the previous policy and communications officer at EURASHE. Within the secretariat he was in charge of the implementation of quality assurance related activities (policy, projects, events, representation,... Read more