Logical Framework Matrix

Logical Framework Matrix

Last updated 1690 days ago by Mart Laanpere

Wider Objective:

What is the overall broader objective, to which the project will contribute?

to strengthen international orientation of HE in Serbia, increase employability and students' and teachers' mobility

Indicators of progress:

What are the key indicators related to the wider objective?

a richer offer (in terms of interdisciplinary programmes of study taught in English and in Serbian) at all three levels of study (BSc, MSc, and PhD) and in three modes of study (face-to-face mode, distance learning, and blended mode) at the partner universities by 2014

increased students' mobility

increased internationalization of the partner universities

How indicators will be measured:

What are the sources of information on these indicators?

the 6 accredited interdisciplinary study programmes in computing taught in English and in Serbian at the partner country universities with aprox. 225  new enrolled students

the number of students attracted to interdisciplinary degree programmes at Serbian universities

the number of teachers exchanges and other evidence of educational collaboration with EU universities

universities databases and registers

 

Specific Project Objective/s:

What are the specific objectives, which the project shall achieve?

• to initiate capacity building for interdisciplinary studies in computing offered both in English and in Serbian, at all three levels of study (BSc, MSc, PhD) and in at least one of the following three modes of study: face-to-face mode, distance learning, and blended mode.

• to develop, accredit, implement and evaluate the following interdisciplinary study programmes related to computing to be taught in English and in Serbian:

1. Management and Computing (BSc) 2. Intelligent Systems (PhD) 3. Social Sciences and Computing (MSc) 4. Information technology for E-Business (MSc) 5. ICT for Governance and Administration (MSc) 6. Computer Games (MSc).

• to increase employability by targeting Serbian labor market needs in interdisciplinary computing field

Indicators of progress:

What are the quantitative and qualitative indicators showing whether and to what extent the project’s specific objectives are achieved?

Capacity of equipment purchased

Number of Centers for interdisciplinary studies established/improved at each university

Number of teachers and staff trained

Number of guidelines and teachning materials on supporting interdisciplinary studies

the status of development (percentage of completion) of interdisciplinary study programmes listed in Specific Project Objectives

the number of interdisciplinary study programmes listed in Specific Project Objectives accredited and offered at the universities

Number of new students enrolled

Number of agreements with labor partners for enhancing employment opportunities

How indicators will be measured:

What are the sources of information that exist and can be collected? What are the methods required to get this information?

Universities databases and registers on equipment purschased and staff trained

Existance of regulatory documents for Centers for interdisciplinary studies

Insight in the number of new published textbooks and developed e-learning courses at each university concerned

a clear implementation schedule (development, accreditation, and offer) for each study programme to be developed

milestones for each study programme to be developed: draft curriculum, detailed curriculum, list of teaching staff, programme submitted for accreditation, programme accredited, programme offered, students' applications received, programme running

tracking the implementation schedule by checking the milestones and due dates

publishing the progress of each programme implementation on the project Website and receiving feedback

insight in the official university archive to access the number of agreements with labor market partners

Assumptions & risks:

What are the factors and conditions not under the direct control of the project, which are necessary to achieve these objectives? What risks have to be considered?

High demand for interdisciplinary professionals in computing by labor market in Serbia

Good coordination and high commitment of the project partners

political and economic stability in the region

low reaction by the addressed target group

slow reaction by managing offices at university

financial support from the Ministries of Education of the partner countries concerned to carry out such study programmes

substantial resources and effort needed to promote the new study programmes

 

Outputs (tangible) and Outcomes (intangible):

Please provide the list of concrete DELIVERABLES - outputs/outcomes (grouped in Workpackages), leading to the specific objective/s.:

DEV1 Interdisciplinary study programmes - State of the Art

DEV 1.1 Report on related policies and practices at EU universities

DEV 1.2 Report on related policies & practices in Serbia

DEV 1.3 Guidelines for improvement national and university regulations in Serbia

DEV 1.4 Matrix on competences from labor market survey

DEV2 Development of interdisciplinary study programmes

DEV 2.1 New programmes at the UB

DEV 2.2 New programme at the UNIKG

DEV 2.3 New programme at the UNS

DEV 2.4 New programme at the BMU

DEV 2.5 Set of accreditation documents

DEV3 Capacity building

DEV 3.1 Equipment purchased and installed

DEV 3.2 Teaching materials developed and published

DEV 3.3 Trained partner staff for new study programmes

DEV4 Piloting of interdisciplinary study programmes

DEV 4.1 New study programmes launched and offered at UB

DEV 4.2 New study programmes launched and offered at UNIKG

DEV 4.3 New study programme launched and offered at UNS

DEV 4.4 New study programme launched and offered at BMU

DEV 4.5 Evaluation report on new implemented programmes

QPLN 5 Quality control and monitoring

QPLN 5.1 Internal quality assurance reports

QPLN 5.2 External quality assurance reports

QPLN 5.3 Inter-Tempus coaching

DISS 6 Dissemination and sustainability

DISS 6.1 Established and maintained interactive website

DISS 6.2 Dissemination events with stakeholders

EXP 7 Sustainability

EXP 7.1 Sustainable strategy at university management level

EXP 7.2 Sustainable cooperation with labor market partners

MNGT 8 Project management

MNGT 8.1 Overall project management and administration

MNGT 8.2 Project coordination meetings

Indicators of progress:

What are the indicators to measure whether and to what extent the project achieves the envisaged results and effects?

asserted percentage of completion of each output/outcome published on the project Website

all deliverables and other relevant documents published on the project Website

timeline-based and Gantt-based versioning of all deliverables and other relevant documents, published on the project Website

delivered reports 1.1-1.3 at month 5

Matrix on competences published at month 6

Centers for interdisciplinary studies established at 4 PC universities

defined aim, learning objectives, curriculum, and assessment methods for each new programme at PC university at month 14

peer review per each study program done by EU partners by month 17

submitted accreditation documents for each study programme to the Serbian Commission for accreditation by month 17

six study programmes officially approved at month 22

 joint tendering procedure initiated at month 8

new equipment installed at month 15 at each university

number of new published textbooks (min. 4 textbooks x 6 programmes) and e-courses (min. 6 e-courses x 6 programmes) at month 17

number of teaching staff retrained (min. 8 teaching staff x 6 study programmes) by month 22

call for enrolment launched at each university

new enrolled students at 6 study programmes by month 24

student feedback evaluation for each of 6 new programmes by month 33

 monitoring reports on internal and external quality assessments published at website

independent external expert report by month 24

Inter-Tempus event delivered

Number of workshops (min. 3), conferences, open days (min. 6), stakeholder meetings, career days held

Number of media publicity events

Number of advertising brochures

Min. 2 yearly meetings with university bodies at each university

the Statute of Centres on interdisciplinary studies established

number of official agreement sign with labor market partners (min. 5 agreements x 6 study programmes)

How indicators will be measured:

What are the sources of information on these indicators?

quantitative analyses of the degree of completeness of each deliverable/activity

timelines and Gantt charts reflecting the project tracking

internal and external quality assessment

comparison of relevant documents describing the process of development, implementation and accreditation of interdisciplinary study programmes, and similar documents from EU partners (the universities from EU participating to the project)

relevant quality assurance documents from EU partner universities

project website (download section)

internal documents in universities registers: accessible on request

student offices database at each university

human resources registers at the university (participation in training of teacher staff)

financial tracking at the universities’ financial offices (tendering documents, invoices, etc.)

HE administrative offices registers for agreements and contracts: accessible on request

 

 

Assumptions & risks:

What external factors and conditions must be realised to obtain the expected outcomes and results on schedule?

unpredictable administrative delays must be anticipated early in the project

changes of personnel of relevant government bodies and agencies to approve the new programmes of study must be taken into account

each university from the partner countries concerned must allocate sufficient human resources for development and implementation of the new programmes of study

good coordination and high commitment in the project consortium

Activities:

What are the key activities to be carried out (grouped in Workpackages) and in what sequence in order to produce the expected results?

 DEV 1.1 Related policies and practices at EU universities

DEV 1.2 Related policies and practices at Serbian universities

DEV 1.3 Current legal regulations at Serbian universities

DEV 1.4 Analysis of Labor market needs for Interdisciplinary computing skills and competences

DEV 2.1 New programmes curricula design at UB

DEV 2.2 New programmes curricula design at the UNIKG

DEV 2.3 New programme curricula design at the UNS

DEV 2.4 New programmes curricula design at the BMU

DEV 2.5 Preparation of accreditation set documents and accreditation

DEV3.1 Purchasing necessary literature and equipment

DEV3.2 Preparation of teaching methodologies and teaching materials

DEV3.3 Academic staff retraining

DEV 4.1 New study programmes launched and offered at UB

DEV 4.2 New study programmes launched and offered at UNIKG

DEV 4.3 New study programme launched and offered at UNS

DEV 4.4 New study programmes launched and offered at BMU

QPLN 5.1 Internal quality assurance

QPLN 5.2 External quality assurance

QPLN 5.3 Inter-Tempus coaching

DISS 6.1 Establish and maintain interactive website

DISS 6.2 Dissemination events with stakeholders

EXP 7.1 Financial and institutional sustainability

EXP 7.2 Sustainable cooperation with labor market

MNGT 8.1 Project activities and financing

MNGT 8.2 Project coordination meetings

 

Inputs:

What inputs are required to implement these activities, e.g. staff time, equipment, mobilities, publications etc.?

Staff time:
Cat 1:  xx days
Cat 2:  xx days
Cat 3:  xx days
Cat 4:  xx days

 

Mobility
Flows from EU to partner countries:  xx
Flows from partner countries to EU:  xx
Flows from one EU country to another:  x

 

Equipment
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Printing and publishing

- reports 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4 (4 x 6 progr. x 10 copies = 240 copies )

- Set of accreditation documents (6 programmes x 5 copies = 30 copies)

- textbooks (min. 4 textbooks x 6 programmes = 24 textbooks),

- e-courses publishing (min. 6 e-courses x 6 programmes = 36 e-courses),

- student feedback evaluation (6 programmes evaluations)

- internal monitoring report (3 years x 2 reports = 6 reports),

- external monitoring report (3 reports),

- 1 report from independent external expert, materials for Inter-Tempus coaching

- materials for workshops (min. 3 workshops), open days (min. 6 open days), materials for stakeholder meetings, 

- advertising brochures (6 programmes x 200)

- project promotional material

- materials for coordination meetings

 

 

 

Assumptions, risks and pre-conditions:

What pre-conditions are required before the project starts? What conditions outside the project’s direct control have to be present for the implementation of the planned activities?

creation of "welcoming atmosphere" at the partner universities from the partner countries concerned for development of interdisciplinary study programmes to be taught both in English and in Serbian; the process of creating such an atmosphere must be started as early as possible, even prior to the official start of the project

support from the Ministries of Education

all consortium members from EU and Serbia devoted to achieve project objectives

self-financing of some activities