Results Area 2 – Details

Improve the Quality of Higher Education

  • Objective of results area 2: To increase the academic quality of higher education programs.
  • ELTA – ELSE : Enriching Learning, Teaching, Assessment and English Language Skills Enhancement Development Projects (DPs) for
    • academic and socio-emotional skills development
    • enhancement of English language skills
    • Competitive proposals can be submitted Faculty level / Department Level
  • Professional development – Financial support for university academics to obtain PhD or equivalent qualifications
  • Quality Assurance (QA) –QA reviews will be undertaken for all 15 universities over the life of the program

Click here to download ELTA-ELSE Faculty Level Proposal Guidelines

Click here to download ELTA-ELSE Department Level Proposal Guidelines

Professional Development Guideline and Application Form – Round 1 closing date 23 April 2018

ELTA – ELSE Faculty DP Eligibility

  • An activity team from the Faculty responsible for leading and coordinating the DP should be selected and indicated in the proposal. Faculty Board approval must be sought for the team and the relevant Facult
    y Board Minutes should be attached to the proposal.
  • Any eligible Faculty can apply, subject to the condition that at least two-thirds of the Departments/Units in the Faculty participate in the proposal. If the Faculty wins a DP, only the Departments/Units that participated in the proposal are eligible for funds. Any Faculty seeking to access resources under this DP should include a process of consultation with academics, students, Career Guidance Units, Employers’ Associations and Chambers of Commerce and any other relevant stakeholders such as Staff Development Centers.
  • The proposals should address both components of the DP i.e. (a) improving the quality of learning, teaching and assessment integrated with socio-emotional skills; and (b) English language skills. In order to address component (b), it is strongly recommended that the relevant DELT/ELTU/ELTC should be consulted and their participation sought. If self-standing socio-emotional skills courses are taught, they should be part of the assessment that counts towards the GPA.
  • If a DELT/ELTU/ELTC declines to participate in the proposal, the Faculty has the option of obtaining the services of another suitable English as a Second
  • Language (ESL) service providing entity. In this case, the proposal should contain evidence of the stance of the relevant DELT/ELTU/ELTC.

ELTA – ELSE Department DP Eligibility

  • An activity team from the Department/Unit responsible for leading and coordinating the DP should be selected and indicated in the proposal. Faculty Board approval must be sought for the team and the relevant Faculty Board Minutes should be attached to the proposal.
  • In order for a Department/Unit to submit a proposal, it is mandatory that the Faculty it belongs to has already submitted a proposal for a Faculty DP. Whether the Faculty DP was successful or not is irrelevant. Any Department/Unit seeking to access resources under this DP should include a process of consultation with academics, students, Career Guidance Units, Employers’ Associations and Chambers of Commerce and any other relevant stakeholders such as Staff Development Centers.
  • The proposals should address both components of the DP, i.e. (a) improving the quality of learning, teaching and assessment integrated with socio-emotional skills; and (b) English language skills. In order to address component (b), it is strongly recommended that the relevant DELT/ELTU/ELTC should be consulted and their participation sought.

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