Category : Task force

Registration for the next round of BencHEIT survey is now open!

Registration for the next round of BencHEIT survey is now open!

Registration for next round BM2017 is now open. We will launch the survey in January 2018 with a webinar. If you are a newcomer to the survey, we recommend you especially to participate in the workshop in Lisbon, as this will give you a good overview of what we are doing. If you are interested in taking part in the survey, please register here.

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Save the date: 13 Dec 2017

EUNIS BencHEIT annual workshop on higher education IT benchmarking will be held on Wednesday 13th Dec 2017 at the ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon, Portugal. Please note, that on 12th Dec 2017 the EUNIS workshop on Data Protection and IT security is planned at the same location.

Are you participating in any benchmarking project in your country or institution? Do you know any interesting initiative you would like to talk about during the event? We would appreciate to hear your thoughts and discuss how we can collaborate together to integrate different projects and work at the European level!
If you are interested in the initiative and need more information about it, or if you want to share ideas on topics you would like to discuss with us, please send an email to: bm-pg@eunis.org

Public analysis

This year a public analysis of the last BencHEIT round is available. It contains the numbers of the 22 organisations (out of the 57 participating organisations) that gave their permission to publish them. Visit our revised website and have a look at the analysis here.

Digital Assessment: the webinar recording available now

Digital Assessment: current and future developments across Europe

The webinar run jointly between Jisc and EUNIS took place on 25th April 2017. It covered national initiatives in Norway and the Netherlands and the experiences of the University of Bergen (using Canvas for formative assessment and Inspera for digital exams).

The webinar recording is available here. Follow the link to download the recording. Once it is downloaded you may need to select Playback> Player>Play from the menu bar. Use the slider underneath the speaker’s image to adjust the volume. The webinar is recorded using Blackboard Collaborate which requires java to run so it cannot be played on a chromebook.

You can find links to further information provided by the speakers in this blog post.

EUNIS benchmarking survey BM2016 open till 3rd of May

BencHEIT survey BM2016

The BencHEIT 2016 survey measures and compares the volumes and cost levels of IT at various organisational levels in European Higher Education Institutions (HEI).

BencHEIT is the first serious European level effort to create a survey which would be meaningful and useful in the European Higher Education context. BencHEIT works on the basis of voluntary work and total openness – every participating university or higher education institute can see all the data of all other participants, but commercial use of the data is prohibited.

Join the survey now

The next round of BenchHEIT BM2016 has already started. Please, find video instructions on how to sign up and an introduction to the survey itself here. The survey form is in Excel and you are requested to finish the data collection until 3rd of May 2017.  For a first-timer it takes about 10 working days, but the process gets easier every year.

Please, register by clicking on the blue button below, and fill in the information required in the e-mail. This way we can ensure we have the right contact information. Anyone is welcome to join, and participation is totally free of charge.

Register here for the survey

Coming up

The analysis will be ready in May 2017 and the results will be presented at the EUNIS 2017 Annual Congress in Munster 7- 9th of June 2017. There will be also a whole day workshop held in Lisbon, Portugal on 13th of December 2017.

Find the latest news on http://www.eunis.org/task-forces/benchmarking/

Feel free to contact the project group if you have any questions: bm-pg@eunis.org

Webinar on Digital Assessment: 25th April,13.30 CEST

Digital Assessment: current and future developments across Europe
Webinar: Tuesday 25th April 13.30 CEST (12.30 UK time)

Join the EUNIS/Jisc webinar on digital assessment. Four presenters will share their experiences and discuss the future. Hear about national digital assessment initiatives in the Netherlands and Norway and the experiences of the University of Bergen who are using Canvas for continuous assessment and also aiming for 100% digital exams by the end of 2017.

Presenters: Prof Arild Raaheim (University of Bergen), Dr Robert Gray (University of Bergen), Ingrid Melve (UNINETT), Dr Annette Peet (SURFNet, NL).

Register here . Attendance is free. If you are interested but unable to attend, sign up anyway and we will send you a link to the webinar recording and slides.

Experts at the EUNIS Workshop on Data Protection and IT Security, 21st of April, Berlin

EUNIS Workshop on Data Protection and IT Security, 21st of April, Berlin

The event aims to address upcoming opportunities and challenges for Higher Education Institutions’ management and IT centers in the course of the introduction of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation.

The invited experts present the main ideas behind the new regulation, discuss the legal framework and diverse views on how to integrate the new requirements into existing data protection and information security policy frameworks. Read the PROGRAMME  here.

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