Please describe the case in detail
In particular please consider (a)Objectives of the intervention; (b) Tools used to achieve the project goals; (c) Methodologies applied;
The importance of Economic Council is to receive external input through professional associations and other important institutions and implement important elements into the study program. The Economic Council meets once a year and thus approaches the institution with its partners, representatives of organizations, companies, professional associations, etc. Also, the point of this meetings is to present the Economic Council the outcomes of study programs. After that, using a bulk interview or questionnaires, it is necessary to find out if the outcomes are well-suited to their needs. It is through these resources to find out and what they think is needed to implement further.
The information that is being provided by that manner helps the Heads of Study Programs in the process of auditing and revision the studies that they have to make annually.
What resources are required for the case?
Consider human resources, financial resources, infrastructure, in-kind resources and any other type required.
In the organization of the meeting of the Economic Council and the control of its work, it is necessary to co-operate with a number of members. The organization board starting from the Quality Assurance Office, members of professional associations, employment bureaus and others who are a part of the Economic Council and other administrative staff. The tool that can help to provide the goals of Council are questionnaires and overviews, presentations, intreviews, focus groups, etc.
What are the enabling factors making this case successful?
Consider institutional support, environmental/social/political factors, etc.
Factors that affect us in pursuit of the goal are the engagement of employers and other members of the Economic Council. They are often overworked and have no time or interest to participate in such a council. Most often we depend on the time and wish of the members how much they will be engaged, how much benefits they see for their organizations in engaging in the Economic Council.
Why do you consider this case to be good/best practice?
Please consider that a best practice must (a) have a clearly defined objective to increase the connection with the World of Work, (b) address the target groups of the project, (c) be replicable and sustainable, (d) have clearly demonstrated evidence of effectiveness in increasing the connection with the World of Work
It is important for higher education institutions to understand that they need to develop new programs and to improve existing ones in close co-operation with the economy members. BY using this kind of Council the institutions receive all the necessary information about labor market.
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