PBLMD Staff mobility

Staff mobility

Mobility of staff - auxiliary teaching and research and non-teaching staff - with the purpose of training supports the professional development of teaching and non-higher education institutions in the form of training events abroad (except lectures) and direct observation periods at work/training in a higher education partner institution or another relevant organization abroad and includes:

  • the mobility of higher education institutions to an enterprise and mobility of staff from an enterprise to a higher education institution in order to allow the beneficiaries to learn by sharing knowledge and skills to gain practical skill. Activities may vary greatly: seminars, workshops, courses and conferences, periods of practical training, short periods of secondment.
  • mobility of teaching staff, auxiliary and research and non-teaching staff of higher education institutions of to a higher education institution partner in order to allow beneficiaries to learn from the experience and best practice of the partner institution and improve skills required for current job. The main activity is a short stay in the partner institution and can have various names: short secondment period, study visits.
  • mobility of teaching staff in a higher education institution by a partner institution for training purposes.

SMS generic guidelines were developed for the selection of participants (pdf).

Each project partner is responsible for its own selection process. Following SMS generic guidelines, each partner will observe the following inclusiveness criteria that were agreed between the partners. These inclusiveness criteria are:

  • Continuity
  • Involvement
  • Sustainability

Following these inclusiveness criteria it is expected that Teaching and Training Mobility teams will be formed of staff who (1) are part of Study Programme Development and Training Programme Development teams; (2) took part in project training activities; (3) will be part of implementation teams.

The project Benchmarking Methodology is the foundation and the guide in all mobility activities. Before any mobility, an agenda shall be developed to take into account the objectives of the project and personal development of the staff involved. After staff mobilities the participants shall submit their learning reflections/objectives met during the mobility and present their experiences to their colleagues from the home institutions.

Each partner shall publish the information about SMS on its own institution website, providing the link to PBLMD SMS page, assign a local contact person responsible for answering inquiries about SMS instrument, collect applications and other matters related to SMS.

Here are the links to project partners SMS webpages:

Staff mobility advertised at USC - broken