Category : Task force

Join the BencHEIT survey 2016

About the BencHEIT project

BencHEIT is a European level voluntary study on a non-commercial basis. Its aim is to establish a comprehensive knowledge of how cost efficiently IT works in European universities, and universities of applied sciences! It 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.

Started as a country-wide Finnish initiative supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, Bencheit now aims to expand on a Pan-European level. The number of participants have increased every year since we started the project in 2012. Last year we had 49 participants, from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Greece and Slovenia.

 Join the survey now

Everyone is welcome to participate in the fifth round of BencHEIT which has already started. The survey is completely free of charge. All you need to do is sign in to Eduuni, the collaboration platform we use, and you are all set. The survey form is in Excel, and you have to finish the data collection until 19th of April 2016. For a first timer that takes about 10 working days, but the process gets easier every year.

Video instruction for Eduuni is available here

We had a webinar where we introduced the project, benefits of participating, and also the tools.  If you missed it, you can watch it here.

The materials from the latest BencHEIT workshop in November 2015 are available here.

Coming up

The analysis will be ready in May 2016, and results presented at the EUNIS 2016 annual Congress in Thessaloniki 8-10th of June 2016. There will also be a pre-congress for the ones interested in discussing IT benchmarking and the possible common indicators with other similar projects going on 7th of June 2016. In the end of the year there will be a whole day´s workshop in Trondheim.

Useful links:  
http://www.eunis.org/task-forces/benchmarking/
http://info.eduuni.fi/

Any questions, regarding the survey or if you want to join, contact: bm-pg@eunis.org

Join the benchmarking on-line session: 22 Jan, 2016

Welcome to the launch of BM2016

EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force invites you to join the next round of benchmarking launch session on:

Friday, 22nd January 2016, 2 pm UTC (duration approx. 1 hour) (calculate the time in your country)

The video meeting is a great opportunity to hear the latest news and get important information about the benchmarking tools and process. You will also have the chance to ask questions, and get valuable tips from other benchmarking professionals!

Join the session here

Programme:

  • BencHEIT, what is it and why it is important? Kurt Gammelgaard Nielsen, University of Southern Denmark
  • First timer’s insight to the process. What did I learn about my organization and how did I use the results? Yiannis Salmatzidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Comparison of my organization against others. Useful tips. Ole Langfeldt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • The BM timetable, working space. What can you expect from the BM project group? Yvonne Kivi, University of Helsinki
  • Excel sheets and how to use them. Teemu Seesto, Network of Finnish Universities’ Chief IT Officers

The session will be a video meeting over Skype. It is to be recorded, so it can also be watched later.

If you have any comments or questions, please don´t hesitate to contact us on: bm-pg@eunis.org

EUNIS workshop on Higher Education IT benchmarking: Nov 13, Barcelona

2015 Workshop on Higher Education IT benchmarking, organised by the EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force: the 13th of November 2015, at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.

The workshop will be an opportunity for networking, discussion and sharing experiences. BencHEIT is the first initiative that aims at creating a survey that can be meaningful and useful in the whole European higher education sector. In order to reach the important goal of building up a tool to allow the comparison of costs and strategies related to IT activities among different European countries, Bencheit needs your contribution and expertise.

The final agenda, registration and more information here…

If you have any questions, or want to share ideas on topics you would like to discuss with us, please send an email to bm-pg@eunis.org.

Please REGISTER by 30.10.2015

EUNIS workshop on Higher Education IT benchmarking: Nov 13, Barcelona

Dear Colleagues,

We have the pleasure to invite you to the 2015 Workshop on Higher Education IT benchmarking, organised by the EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force! This year it will be on Friday the 13th of November, at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (http://www.upf.edu/en/)

The workshop will be an opportunity for networking, discussion and sharing experiences. BencHEIT is the first initiative that aims at creating a survey that can be meaningful and useful in the whole European higher education sector. In order to reach the important goal of building up a tool to allow the comparison of costs and strategies related to IT activities among different European countries, Bencheit needs your contribution and expertise.

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 a 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.

The final agenda, registration and more information about the Workshop will be available after summer.

Looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

On behalf of the EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force, Yvonne Kivi

EUNIS pre-Congress E-Learning TF Workshop: 9th June 2015, Abertay University

Electronic Management of Assessment and Assessment Analytics

EUNIS E-Learning Task Force Workshop will be held at the Abertay University, Dundee (Scotland) on 9th of June 2015, 10.00-16.00.

The workshop will explore how technology can be used to enhance assessment and feedback activities and streamline associated administration and how we might make use of assessment data to improve learning. Across Europe universites are struggling with similar issues of bringing assessment and feedback practice up to date and meeting student and staff expectations.

Read more…

Register for the event