Funding teaching in international higher education

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Includes the preparation of your own EU-funded course application!

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This teacher training course provides an advanced introduction to the funding of teaching in international higher education. The course is aimed at experienced teachers with a PhD or equivalent and a minimum of three years of teaching experience in higher education. Therefore, the course will not spend time on general aspects of teaching in international higher education, but focus instead on the specifics of international funding and the opportunities this brings for educational institutions, teachers and students.

The course covers all main aspects of the funding of teaching in international environments, such as choosing the right topic for your course, international sources of funding, project management, digital project management tools, financial management, reporting, and networking. Theoretical explanations will be supplemented by the discussion of the students' own course projects.

By the end of the course, you should be able to prepare your own funding application from international organisations such as the EU, and manage your own course successfully afterwards.

Methodology: 
In this workshop you will be part of a small class of up to 8 participants. The meetings and assignments will allow you to cover the main topics of the course and prepare a capstone project. This final project will consist in your own application for EU-funding for a new course, developed in collaboration with other EUROSCI Network members, in which you will have to apply and demonstrate all you have learned throughout the workshop. After completing all the course requirements and successfully delivering this final capstone project, you will receive a certificate of proficiency in the funding of teaching in international higher education. There are limited scholarships available for teachers at partner institutions of the EUROSCI Network (one per partner institution).
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1. Supply and demand: Choosing the right topic for your course. What are you good at? Who are your customers and what do they need? 2. International sources of funding. Public and private funding. Students and sponsors. Institutional and ad personam funding. Co-funding. Money vs. prestige. EU funding opportunities. 3. Understanding project management: what does it mean and why is it important? Project management in developing countries. Project management in post-Communist societies. 4. Managing your project: teaching activities, deliverables, research and events. Open educational resources. Digital management tools. 5. Financial management. Dealing with rent-seeking and corruption: the curse of EU funds? 6. Reporting results. Accounting. Eligible costs. Administrative costs. Flat-rate systems: El Gran Capitán. 7. Networking. International collaboration. Online presence. Quality assurance. 8. Capstone project.
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