Monitoring visit of National Erasmus + Office within the frames of (INTEGRITY) Project

On October 16, 2018 representatives of Erasmus + National Office visited ISU as a coordinating institution of the project Academic Integrity for Quality Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Institutions in Georgia (INTEGRITY) to monitor the project activities and deliverables for of the Year 1. Several representatives of the project national partner HEIs were present during the meeting and highlighted project institutional as well as general achievements. The reasons or requesting project extension from EACEA have been justified and further recommendations to raise the project efficiency were provided by the representatives of Erasmus + National Office.

Project in Brief

The core objective of the project Academic Integrity for Quality Teaching and Learning in Higher
Education Institutions in Georgia (INTEGRITY) is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning
processes that are based on the principles of academic integrity and supported by policies,
mechanisms and tools that help prevent and detect cases of plagiarism in higher education
institutions in Georgia.

Project Core Activities and Outcomes

Plagiarism Prevention & Detection Electronic Program Introduction in Georgian
HEIs: to introduce plagiarism detection and prevention electronic program in Georgian universities, and integration into the existing Moddle system.
Coherent and Consistent PR Plagiarism Awareness Campaign in HEIs in Georgia to design and launch a PR campaign as an important promotional mechanism that targets both students and faculty/teaching staff.

Faculty/teaching staff training modules in effective assessment, teaching and learning to enhance student performance against the principles of academic integrity.
Student Support Services that aim at developing and enhancing student services and academic writing tutoring opportunities to boost their writing skills with an eye on academic integrity.
Academic Writing Curriculum Review – HEIs in Georgia will review their academic writing curriculum (bachelor, master and PhD level) against standards and requirements established for written academic communication.
University Policies and Resources – The project aims at helping higher education institutions shape their consistent framework of policies and regulations that are conducive to quality teaching and learning processes based on the principles of academic integrity. Importantly, it allows universities to develop their resources (e.g. guides) and introduce advanced tools (electronic programmes) to support effective academic instruction.
Project EU Partners
University Of Roehampton (Uk)
University Of Uppsala (Sweden)
University Of Viena (Austria)
Dublin City University (Ireland)
Georgian Partner HEIs
Ilia State University (Coordinator)
Tbilisi State University
Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University
Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University
David Aghmashenebeli National Defence Academy Of Georgia
Shota Meskhia State Teaching University Of Zugdidi
Samtskhe-Javakheti State University
Akaki Tsereteli State University
Caucasus University
Bank Of Georgia Teaching University Ltd
Academy Of The Ministry Of Internal Affairs Of Georgia
David Tvildiani Medical University
Government & Associate Partner
Ministry Of Education And Science Of Georgia (Structural Measure Key Partner)
National Center For Educational Quality Enhancement (Associate Partner