WP.4 Capacity Building, Establishing and Equipping

Related assumptions and risks: QA needs stability and sustainability, therefore the institutionalization of a QA and
certification center is necessary. The established center has to meet several criteria, the idea of QA and certification has to be in accordance wit the general mission of the universities in Tunisia, prerequisites have to assure the capacity for a sustainable
running of the center.

Description of work package: A center for QA and certification will be founded at the Gabès University, following the suggestions of our Tunisian partners. This center will be the central knot in a network of certification points which will be established at the universities of Gafsa, Sousse and Kairouan. In Gabès, a center-manager and a secretary will be recruited and employed. Local experts will be appointed and employed in Gafsa, Sousse and Kairouan respectively. Therefore, it is important to equip the QA and certification center according to the needs of professional running.
This will include:

  • an office and conference space for the center
  • strategic location which assures easy access for the entire academic community and experts from outside
  • enough space for conferences, seminars and visits by external experts
  • employment of a center manager
  • employment of a secretary/ working half time
  • connections for telephone, fax and internet; provision of IT and fax /telephone

For the service points:

  • an office, connections for telephone, fax and internet; provision of IT and fax /telephone
  • the employment of a manager for each service point / working half time

In order to provide eligible means for the certification of language courses, two language labs will be equipped, one at the Gabès University, one at the University de Gafsa.

4.1 Founding/ running a center for QA & certification setup of an office with space for two employed persons at the University of Gabès

  • employment of a center manager
  • employment of a secretary
  • connections for telephone, fax and internet; provision of IT and fax /telephone

 

4.2 Founding and running of service points

  • service points at the universities of Gafsa, Sousse and Kairouan
  • setup of a working places
  • connections for telephone, fax and internet; provision of IT and fax /telephone
  • employment of a manager for each service point / working half time

 

4.3 Founding and equipping of two language labs

  • two language labs will be equipped, one at Gabès University, one at Gafsa University
  • each language lab will have capacity for 15 students