|The partnership develops a sustainability framework for the joint master’s programme, based on strong basis:|
|• Develop joint policies and planning for the medium and long term;|
|• Continue to alignment and engage partner universities;|
|• Organize an annual programme evaluation and improvement plan;|
|• Develop a sustainable financial framework.|
Common policy and planning for the medium and long term
The partner universities have a medium and long-term policy and planning for the joint programme with qualitative and quantitative milestones related to attracting national and international students, income streams, study progress and success, learning agreements with third universities, collaboration with stakeholders and other factors that they take into account want to keep.
Coordination and involvement of the partner universities
The partner universities remain aligned and committed to the shared objectives, main
structure and pedagogical principles of the programme and the qualifications awarded.
They regularly assess the relevance of the programme for the partnership and the individual
Annual evaluation and improvement of the programme
The partnership carries out an annual course and programme evaluation with recommendations for improvement. The evaluation may cover dimensions such as the relevance and coherence of the programme, its alignment with the technology ecosystem for course delivery, the interactions between staff and students, learning communities and discussion forums, the learning experience and workload of students, and the inclusiveness of the programme.
With regard to digital teaching and learning, the E-xcellence instrument can contribute to this evaluation.
The European Maturity Model for Blended Education is suitable for assessing the maturity of digital learning aspects of the programme, especially for blended programmes.
A sustainable financial framework
The partnership should develop a medium and long-term financial plan, starting from the original business plan, consisting of revenue streams from government funding, tuition fees, outside stakeholders and sponsored scholarships. The plan also covers the allocation of income streams to individual partners.
The respective institutional frameworks must also ensure that the programme revenues are allocated to the faculty and to the joint programme team according to the financial planning.
The plan will also be flexible, taking into account foreseeable and unforeseen changes. Therefore, it should be reviewed annually with advice from financial experts.
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