The project is developed in the framework of the ERASMUS+ Key Action 3: Forward-Looking Programmes the European Commission has funded the International Tuning Academy (TUNING Projects)
The Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Europe Extension (calohEx) project is a follow-up of the CALOHEE project implemented in 2016-2018.
The project granted is an extension of CALOHEE I and aims to develop comparable Frameworks for five subject areas that were not covered in the project already implemented. These are Business Administration, Information Engineering/ICT; International Relations; Medicine; Performing and Fine Arts.
The project intends to develop the infrastructure that will eventually make it possible to test bachelor and master students’ performance Europe-wide across a range of fields in a way that satisfies the needs of the various stakeholders in the European higher education community.
The project intends to develop Qualifications Reference Frameworks and Assessment Reference Frameworks in the five academic fields (Business Administration, Information Engineering/ICT, International Relations, Medicine and Performing and Fine Arts). These will use the same methodology, but they will be tailored to the characteristics of each subject area and domain, taking into account the diversity of missions, orientations and profiles of universities in Europe and their various degree programmes.
These frameworks will facilitate the development of diagnostic tests which will allow university management, academics and students to understand whether students are achieving internationally defined levels of competences which prepare them for their role 2 in society in terms of personal development, civic, social and cultural engagement (citizenship) and employability, while meeting agreed academic standards.
ESU will be a member of the Advisory Board. The role of this board is both advisory and supportive to keep the project on track and to ensure maximum impact. It will offer advice regarding the main steps, the key documents (frameworks) to be developed, as well as the documents which will focus on a follow-up of this project, the actual testing phase.