Tuesday, January 25, 2011

EUA launches new study on Tracking Students' and Graduates' Progression Paths (TRACKIT!)

The European University Association (EUA) has announced the launch of TRACKIT!: a two-year project which will undertake a comparative study that focuses on tracking procedures applied by institutions, national agencies and researchers regarding students’ and graduates’ progression paths during studies and in transition into the labour market. In particular, it will consider the impact and relevance of tracking on institutional strategic aims.

The study ultimately aims to:
• enhance institutional reflection on how to ensure high quality student-centred learning and training
• improve the understanding of the articulation between degrees and employability
• underpin ongoing educational reforms and deliver an important contribution to the realisation of a Europe of knowledge.

It will consist of background data and literature collection, qualitative research based on site visits to institutions and a final report containing a provisional impact assessment of tracking measures for institutional enhancement.

TRACKIT! is being implemented by EUA, in a consortium with the Hochschul-Informations-System GmbH (HIS), Hanne Smidt Consulting, the University of the Peloponnese, the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University and the Irish Universities Association. It is supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme and will be completed in September 2012.

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