Project: Establishing and Capacity Building of the Southern Serbian Academy and the National Conference for Vocational Higher Education

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
ECBAC 2011 711014.67 SM 517200-2011 3 years National finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
October 15, 2011 October 14, 2014 July 14, 2015 http://www.ecbac-tempus.com/

Project summary

The project “Establishing and capacity building of the Southern Serbian Academy and the National Conference for Vocational Higher Education” intends to improve the management of the vocational higher education in Serbia in line with the principles of Bologna process and European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
Therefore 2 specific objectives will be implemented.

In the first place the project is targeting the capacity building for the 8 vocational higher education institutes in Southern Serbia forming the Academy of Colleges of Applied Sciences (ACAS). Emphasis will be put on the university management, quality procedures, international relations and student services. In the second place it is planned to establish a Conference of Academies as an umbrella organization who is supporting the interests of vocational higher education In Serbia.

The 8 vocational colleges of the ACAS together with 3 other vocational colleges from Belgrade, Subotica and Uzice will be the starting partners. Procedures will be developed to enlarge the Conference as quickly as possible with more vocational higher education institutes. Also further capacity building for the Student conference of Academies of Applied Science will be concretely targeted.

The project goals are being supported by the Ministry of Education of Serbia, which ensures the sustainability of the project results. In line with Bologna also the workfield is represented via the Regional Chamber of Economy in Nis and the Health Centre in Cuprija.

From EU KAHO Sint-Lieven Gent (project coordinator), IPP Porto and Hochschule Aalen are involved as experienced European colleges. VLHORA, the umbrella organization of the Flemish vocational higher education colleges is also involved, more particularly to guide the process of the creation of the Conference. Project is also paying a lot of attention to dissemination and exploitation of project results towards other vocational colleges in other parts of Serbia.

Objectives

·   Capacity building in management, quality procedures, student services and international relations for the Academy of Colleges of Applied Sciences (ACAS) in Southern Serbian region

·   Establishing Conference of Academies of Colleges of Applied Sciences as an umbrella organisation supporting interests of vocational higher education institutions in Serbia and capacity building of Student Conference of Academies of Applied Sciences

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Structural Measures-Governance Reform

Subject areas

  • University Management

Partners

Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, BEL Project coordinator
Geert De Lepeleer Contact person
Medical College of Applied Sciences in Cuprija, SRB
Ljiljana Milovic Contact person, Mirjana Stamenovic, Tatjana Simovic, Djordje Stevanovic, Dragan Antic, and Vidosava Sarenac
Technological College of Applied Studies in Krusevac, SRB
Dragan Nikolic Contact person, Mladen Nikolic, and Vesna Milovanovic
College of Applied Sciences for Preschool Teachers' Training in Pirot, SRB
Petar Djordjevic Contact person, Danijela Vidanovic, and Sanja Kovacevic
College of Applied Studies for Preschool Teachers in Krusevac, SRB
Aleksandar Vasic Contact person, Ivan Tomic, and Zoran Vasic
College of Agriculture and Food Technology in Prokuplje, SRB
Sasa Petrovic (Saša Petrović) Contact person, Nikola Stolic, and Ivica Stancic (Ivica Stančić)
Textile College of Applied Sciences in Leskovac, SRB
Ljubisa Milenkovic Contact person and Djordje Miltenovic (Đorđe Miltenović)
Railway College of Applied Studies in Belgrade, SRB
Dragica Jovanovic Contact person
Technical College of Applied Sciences Subotica, SRB
Norbert Sabic Contact person and Ivan Furst
Business and Technical College of Applied Studies in Uzice, SRB
Ljubica Dikovic Contact person and Milovan Milivojevic
Technical College of Applied Sciences in Nis, SRB
Dejan Blagojevic (Dejan Blagojević) Contact person, Aleksandra Boricic (Aleksandra Boričić), and Danica Milosevic
College of Applied Sciences Vranje , SRB
Zoran Janjic (Zoran Janjić) Contact person, Gordana Bogdanovic-Dusanovic (Gordana Bogdanović-Dušanović), Nebojsa Dimitrijevic, and Nenad Janjic
Regional Chamber of Economy, Nis, SRB
Aleksandar Popovic Contact person
Health Centre Cuprija, SRB
Zoran Milivojevic Contact person and Brankica Maric
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Lela Rudic Contact person and Mirjana Vesovic
Hochschule Aalen, DE
Flemish Council of University Colleges - VLHORA, BEL
Polytechnic Institute of Porto, PRT

Equipment

Textile College of Applied Sciences in Leskovac
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop Dell Inspirion I7 IT equipment - notebook computer 2
Laptop Toshiba satelite I5 IT equipment - notebook computer 10 Classrooms 4a, 2
Monitor LG 20 M37 A-B 19,5 IT equipment – other 18 Computer lab
Desktop Computer Intel DC G 3250 IT equipment - desktop computer 18 Computer lab
Monitor LG 20 M37 A-B 19,5 IT equipment – other 4 Textile Computer lab
Desktop Computer Intel I3 IT equipment - desktop computer 4 Textile Computer lab
Projector Aceer P1283 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 3 Classrooms 3,4,5
Scaner HP Scanjet G4050 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2 Office 23
Multiprinter/scaner HP LJM225 dn IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2 Secretary office, Student service office
Printer HP LJP2035 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 3 Computer lab
Railway College of Applied Studies in Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Computer Altos punisher h61 - PC Intel i5-4460 3.2/8GB/1T IT equipment - desktop computer 1 office
Computer Altos punisher h61 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 office
Computer Altos punisher h61 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 office
Monitor Dell E2414h IT equipment – other 1 office
Monitor Dell E2414h IT equipment – other 1 office
Laptop Toshiba Satellite C50‐B‐149 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 office
Laptop Toshiba Satellite C50‐B‐149 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 office
Laptop Toshiba Satellite C50‐B‐149 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 office
Projector Benq MW526E Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 classroom
Projector Benq MW526E Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 classroom
Projector Benq MW526E Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 classroom
Projector Benq MW526E Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 classroom
Printer HP LaserJet Pro M201n IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 office
Technical College of Applied Sciences Subotica
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Projector benq mw526e Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 Classroom
Computer pc intel i7 IT equipment - desktop computer 2 Office
Monitor dell 24 u2412m Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 6 Office
Business and Technical College of Applied Studies in Uzice
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Pesonal Computer Intel J1900 2.41/4GB/50; ASUS Asus LED 19” Wide VS197DE; RAZNO Tast.+miš PS/2+USB YU KM2 IT equipment - desktop computer 5 laboratory
Notebook TOSHIBA Satellite L50-B-27N 15.6” C-i IT equipment - notebook computer 1 office
Notebook ACER Aspire E5-511-P24F 15,6” IT equipment - notebook computer 1 office
Video projector BENQ MX525 projektor Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 classroom
Printer HP HP LaserJet Pro M201n CF455A IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2 office
Pesonal Computer PC Intel J1900 2.41/4GB/50; ASUS Asus LED 19” Wide VS197DE; RAZNO Tast.+miš PS/2+USB YU KM2 IT equipment - desktop computer 5 laboratory
College of Applied Sciences Vranje
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Server DELL PowerEdge R320 Xeon E5-2420 IT equipment – server 1 Server room
Server NETIX Rack 42U/19" 800x1000x2000 IT equipment – server 1 Server room
Server UPS EMERSON 2200VA/1980W IT equipment – server 1 Server room
LaserJet HP MFP M225dn LaserJet CF484A IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Principal's office
LaserJet HP MFP M225dn LaserJet CF484A IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 office of the education deputy to the principal
LaserJet HP MFP M225dn LaserJet CF484A IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Student service
LaserJet HP MFP M225dn LaserJet CF484A IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Legal service
LaserJet HP MFP M225dn LaserJet CF484A IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Accounting service
LaserJet HP MFP M225dn LaserJet CF484A IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Quality service
LaserJet HP MFP M225dn LaserJet CF484A IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Cabinet no. 2
LaserJet HP MFP M225dn LaserJet CF484A IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Cabinet no. 3
Server QNAP NAS TS-431 IT equipment – server 1 Server room
Server WD WD SATA 3TB Red Pro IT equipment – server 4 Server room
Projector BENQ MW526E projektor Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Amphitheater
Projector BENQ MW526E projektor Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 IT sevice
Projector BENQ MW526E projektor Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Classromm no. 2
Projector BENQ MW526E projektor Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Classromm no. 5
Computer DELL Inspiron 15 (3542) 15.6" IT equipment - notebook computer 1
Computer DELL Inspiron 15 (3542) 15.6" IT equipment - notebook computer 1
Computer DELL Inspiron 15 (3542) 15.6" IT equipment - notebook computer 1
Computer DELL Inspiron 15 (3542) 15.6" IT equipment - notebook computer 1
Computer DELL Inspiron 15 (3542) 15.6" IT equipment - notebook computer 1
Computer DELL Inspiron 15 (3542) 15.6" IT equipment - notebook computer 1
Computer DELL Inspiron 15 (3542) 15.6" IT equipment - notebook computer 1
Computer DELL Inspiron 15 (3542) 15.6" IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Biblioteka
Computer DELL Inspiron 15 (3542) 15.6" IT equipment - notebook computer 1 IT služba
ScanJet HP ScanJet G4050 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Biblioteka
ScanJet HP ScanJet G4050 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 IT služba
Printer KONICA Bizhub multifun. C224e kompl IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Biblioteka

Activities

Setting up institutional framework of the ACAS
1.1 Comparative analysis EU/Serbia
1.2 Development of unification model
1.3 Round table discussion
1.4 Installation of ACAS
1.5 Student Parliament
1.6 Students participation seminar
1.7 Central ICT services
1.8 Financial and Human Resources Management Seminar

Introducing quality procedures for the ACAS
2.1 Analysis of accreditation results
2.2 EU Comparison of QA models
2.3 Best practice in quality assurance
2.4 Quality assurance strategy for ACAS
2.5 Establishing a central quality assurance office
2.6 Quality assurance training for staff and students
2.7 ICT database for QA indicators (Intranet)

Capacity building of student services at the ACAS
3.1Students services needs analysis
3.2 Central student service office for ACAS
3.3 Retraining centralised student services
3.4 Centralised International Student Service workshop

Capacity building for international relations at ACAS
4.1 English language course
4.2 Defining competences for central IRO
4.3 Establishing a central IRO for ACAS
4.4 IRO Staff retraining in EU
4.5 Starting up IRO activities at ACAS

Conference of ACAS and Student conference of Applied Sciences
5.1 Comparative analysis EU/Serbia
5.2 Conference statutes and procedures
5.3 Development of criteria for joining conference
5.4 Defining mission of student conference
5.5 Seminar on vocational higher education governance

WP6Dissemination of project results
6.1 Development of a project website
6.2 Promotional material
6.3 Infosessions for stakeholders
6.4 Regional and national dissemination conferences

Sustainability of project results
7.1 Financial analysis of Academia and Conference
7.2 Strategic long-term business and marketing plan
7.3 Long term partnership with other HEI and workfield

Quality control and monitoring
8.1 Defining monitoring procedures
8.2 Periodical internal monitoring of project results
8.3 External monitoring of project results

Project Management
9.1 Project management steering committee
9.2 Organisation of coordination meetings
 

Deliverables

Title Type To
1.1 Comparative analysis EU/Serbia Report January 15, 2012
1.2 Development of unification model Report April 15, 2012
1.3 Round table discussion Events: Conferences and Seminars March 15, 2012
1.4 Installation of ACAS Report October 15, 2013
1.5 Student Parliament Other products December 15, 2012
1.6 Students' participation seminar Events: Conferences and Seminars September 15, 2012
1.7 Central ICT services Other products October 15, 2013
1.8 Financial and Human Ressources Management Seminar Events: Conferences and Seminars April 15, 2012
2.1 Analysis of accreditation results Report February 15, 2013
2.2 EU Comparison of QA models Report May 15, 2013
2.3 Best practice in quality assurance Events: Conferences and Seminars June 15, 2013
2.4 Quality assurance strategy for ACAS Report July 15, 2013
2.5 Establishing a central quality assurance office Other products December 15, 2013
2.6 Quality assurance training for staff and students Training November 15, 2013
2.7 ICT database for QA indicators ( Intranet) Other products September 30, 2014
3.1 Students services needs analysis Report July 15, 2013
3.2 Central student service office for ACAS Other products June 15, 2013
3.3 Retraining centralised student services Training November 15, 2013
3.4 Centralised International Student Service workshop Events: Conferences and Seminars January 15, 2014
4.1 English language course Training October 15, 2013
4.2 Defining competences for central IRO Report February 15, 2013
4.3 Establishing a central IRO for ACAS Other products July 15, 2013
4.4 IRO staff retraining in EU Training June 15, 2013
4.5 Starting up IRO activities at ACAS Other products September 30, 2014
5.1 Comparative analysis EU/Serbia Report October 15, 2013
5.2 Conference statutes and procedures Other products April 15, 2013
5.3 Development of criteria for joining conference Report July 15, 2013
5.4 Defining mission of student conference Report November 15, 2013
5.5 Seminar on vocational higher education governance Events: Conferences and Seminars September 15, 2013
6.1 Development of a project website Other products September 30, 2014
6.2 Promotional material Other products September 30, 2014
6.3 Infosessions for stakeholders Events: Conferences and Seminars September 30, 2014
6.4 Regional and national dissemination conferences Events: Conferences and Seminars August 15, 2014
7.1 Financial analysis of Academy and Conference Report August 15, 2014
7.2 Strategic long-term business and marketing plan Report August 15, 2014
7.3 Long term partnership with other HEI and workfield Other products September 30, 2014
8.1 Defining Monitoring Procedures Report February 15, 2012
8.2 Periodical internal monitoring of project results Report September 30, 2014
8.3 External monitoring of project results Report September 30, 2014
9.1 Project management steering committee Other products September 30, 2014
9.2 Organisation of coordination meetings Events: Conferences and Seminars September 30, 2014

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Comparative analysis of HE - The EU and Serbia Study / Analysis higher education, student participation, human resources management, vocational education, integration, internationalisation
Abstract
The analysis shows that the next key step in the development of higher education should be based on the integration of different institutions of higher vocational education taking into account various work fields that they cover, as well as the social, economic and geo-strategic aspects of the Southern region.
Summary analysis of the state of colleges within the ECBAC project Study / Analysis Quality management, information system, student service, international cooperation, mobility
Abstract
An overview of the current state in certain areas that are significant for the quality of work of each institution that is a member of the consortium of the future Academy.
ECBAC leaflet Promotion material Capacity building, international cooperation, student services, vocational higher education, applied sciences, applied studies
Regulation on international cooperation Model Student mobility, academic recognition, applied studies, learning agreement, study visit plan
ACAS management structures Model Senate, Council, Board of Directors, Student Parliament
Strategy for Quality Assurance Quality Assurance in Higher Education Quality, quality assurance, applied studies, academy, standards, procedures
Rulebooks and regulations related to the quality developed Regulation proposal Professional ethics, professional development, applied studies, recognition, professional practice, planning, evaluation, quality assurance
Questionnaire for students, freshmen and Alumni Questionnaire Evaluation, standards, procedures, quality, quality assurance
Key performance indicators Model Performance indicators, internationalization, international relations office, IRO
Central student services Model Student services, student administration, career guidance, networking, trainings, career centre
Information system of the ACAS Model Information system, quality system, quality, quality assurance, access to data, data security