TEACHING STAFF MOBILITY SELECTION
Notice 09/01/2010 prot. N. 27/A23
Application deadline: 27.02.2010
THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION GIVEN BELOW IS SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE ANNUAL MOBILITY PLANS PUT FORWARD BY THIS INSTITUTE AND ITS PARTNERS. THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLANNED MOBILITY WILL BE CONFIRMED IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER, 2008 FOLLOWING APPROVAL OF ABOVE MENTIONED PLANS.
HOW TO PARTECIPATE IN THE ERASMUS PROGRAMME
Starting from the publication date of the present notice, teaching staff members can submit their applications for teaching staff exchanges with one of the partner institutions for the Academic Year (AY) 2008-2009, as part of the European Programme LLP-Erasmus.
Any Institute teacher can apply for mobility; however, participation will be limited to those teachers actually remaining employed in the same Institute during the year in which the exchanges will take place, e.g. AY 2010-2011
Under the EU Programme Socrates-Erasmus, teaching staff mobility is aimed at:
- providing participating teachers with opportunities for professional updating and growth;
- encouranging institutes to broaden and enrich the range of courses they offer;
- allowing students who cannot directly partecipate in mobility schemes to benefit from the knowledge Countries;
- strengthening relationships between institutions of different Countries;
- fostering exchange of expertise and experience on pedagogical methods.
HOW TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS
Any teacher interested in undertaking a teaching assignment abroad as specified by the above-mentioned programme must submit a written proposal for admission to the Erasmus Office of the Academy by the deadline of 27.02.2010. The application should include the name(s) of the chosen partner institute or partner institutes (if more than one) listed in order of preference.
Please note that a teacher may apply for two mobility flows during the same Academic Year. This request should obviously be included in the written proposal and will be evaluated by the selecting Commission
The written proposal must include the following:
1. indication of the foreign language spoken, and at what level (sufficient knowledge of the language of the hosting Country or, alternatively, of the English language is required, see the following points);
2. curriculum vitae including a brief listing of relevant lectures and/or publications made
3. an outline of the programme taught by the teacher at the home institute;
4. a teaching project to be submitted to the host institute. This should clearly state whether the proposed activities are lectures, laboratory sessions, seminars, conferences, or other. The teaching project should also include a general description of the subject matter(s), as well as a schedule and organizational details of the activities (e.g. number of hours, any particular method employed, any use of audiovisual material and multimedia aids, etc.). The teacher should also specify any requirement of particular equipment and/or specific materials to be provided by the host institution, either for the teacher or for the students. The teaching activity should be preferably conducted in the local language or, alternatively, in English
The above attachments must be deposited by the deadline for presentation of applications - the penalty being loss of the right to take part in the selection.
All teachers interested in submitting an application should please bear in mind the following information:
* for the 2007/08 Academic Year a total of 7 outgoing mobility flows have been proposed and probably as many will be authorized, as in the past year; so the number of teachers who receive mobility abroad will be communicated when the National Agency publishes its plan for the distribution of the relative funds for the Academic Year referred to
* based on agreements already underwritten with our partner institutes, availabilities are:
- Université de Picardie Jules Verne (Faculté Des Arts) di AMIENS (FRANCIA);
- Ecole Superieure des Arts Appliques et du Textile di ROUBAIX (FRANCIA);
- Institut del Teatre di BARCELLONA (SPAGNA);
- Universidad “M. Hernandez” de Elche, Fac. de Las Artes di ALTEA (SPAGNA);
- Universidad Politecnica - Facultad de Bellas Artes di VALENCIA (SPAGNA);
- Technical University - Faculty of Art di KOSICE (SLOVACCHIA);
- Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design di BUDAPEST (UNGHERIA);
- Marmara University – Faculty of Fine Arts di ISTANBUL (TURCHIA);
- Marmara University – Faculty of Education di ISTANBUL (TURCHIA);
- Bahcesehir University – Faculty of Communication di ISTANBUL (TURCHIA);
- Yasar University di BORNOVA IZMIR (TURCHIA);
- Istanbul University – Theatre Department di ISTANBUL (TURCHIA);
- Mersin University di MERSIN (TURCHIA);
- Oslo National Academy of the Arts di OSLO (NORVEGIA);
- Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Bellas Artes) di MADRID (SPAGNA);
- Artez Hogeschool voor de Kunsten– ARNHEM,ENSCHEDE,ZWOLLE (OLANDA);
- University of Maribor di MARIBOR (SLOVENIA);
- Escuela Superior de Arte Dramatico “M. S. Hierro” di CORDOVA (SPAGNA);
- Istituto Superior Politecnico di VISEU (PORTOGALLO);
* a teaching assignment abroad typically lasts one week. In fact, this is the minimum length to be spent abroad by Erasmus mobility teachers (5 working days, except Saturday and Sunday). Exceptionally, the length of the stay can be reduced, as long as a minimum of 8 regular teaching hours, integrated into the academic programmes of the host institution, are given.
* every mobility flow is supported by a fixed Community funding (grant) which, in AY 2005-2006, amounted to € 800. To this date, the amount of grants for AY 2006-2007 is not known, however, it can be safely estimated that it will be the same as the current year; the actual amount will be decided by the central bodies in charge of the programme (EU and NA), in the coming months of July and August. Once the amount has been set, it will represent the maximum funding awarded by the EU Commission to a single teaching staff mobility flow, and therefore cannot be implemented for a longer stay abroad. Conversely, this amount is awarded in its entirety only in the case that, based on the reimbursement system chosen by the grant holder, (fixed reimbursement or reimbursement on the basis of vouchers) and the length of the stay, the documented expenses do not sum up to a lower amount than the grant itself.
* because the teaching programme submitted by the teacher should be integral part of the academic activities of the host institution, it will be evaluated for approval by the appropriate bodies of the host institution itself, provided it has already been approved by the selecting Commission of its home Academy.
Applications received together with the attachments by the stated deadline will be evaluated by an ad hoc Commission, which will consider the validity of the proposals, as well as their pertinence to the general guidelines and learning objectives of the foreign institutes chosen by the applicants. It will also consider the appropriateness of the proposed project within the general purposes of teaching staff mobility.
The lessons the teachers hold abroad must be perfectly integrated into the syllabus of the Department (or Faculty) of reference at the host Institution. According to the specific general ordinance, the proposals should:
1. be included in the number of approved outgoing flows proposed in the Institutional Contract for the Academic Year for which they applied;
2. be included in the planning provisions of the partnership agreements stipulated with the foreign partner institutions;
3. undertake a teaching programme abroad that has been previously agreed upon by the partner institutes.
Selection priority shall be given to those mobility proposals that:
* lead to the production of new teaching material;
* contribute to consolidate and extend already existing links and prepare future co-operation projects between home and host institutions.
All other conditions being equal, preference shall be given to teachers who have not yet benefited from previous mobility flows.
A list of all selected applicants will be drawn and subsequently referred to for the actual grant assignments, once the number of approved flows is known.
The above proceedings of the Commission will be put on record. The final list will be published in the Institute’s register .
ALLOCATION OF MOBILITY GRANTS
The teacher selected for a mobility flow, provided sufficient funding is actually available, will sign a contract with the Director’ Office of the Academy before departure. The agreement will contain provisions of mutual commitment in abiding by the conditions relating to the mobility scheme. He or she should also communicate, with sufficient advance notice, the period of the mobility first to the Director’ Office of the home institute, and then to the reference person of the host institution. The teacher will subsequently inform the Erasmus Office of his/her institute, which will do all the paperwork with the foreign institution.
In addition, the teacher should contact the reference person at the host institution to make accommodation and travel arrangements.
Upon return to the home institute, the teacher should submit the following original documentation:
* original travel ticket (if flying, a boarding card, besides the regular plane ticket, must be submitted);
* certification issued by the host institution, clearly stating the number of teaching hours and days;
* individual report, to be filled out on form D attached to the contract underwritten with the Director’s Office of the Academy
In case a teacher is prevented from undertaking the mobility, he/she must immediately inform the Erasmus Office and the Director’s Office of the Academy declaring, under personal responsibility, (and, if necessary, with documentary proof) the causes which prevented undertaking the mobility. In any case, failure to undertake the mobility, as well as failure to abide by any provision included and underwritten in the mobility contract, will lead to the obligation of total payback (or partial payback under exceptional circumstances only) of the grant, if this had already been awarded. Nonetheless, unjustified failure to undertake the assigned mobility implies loss of the right to apply for the same the following year.
Mobility is regulated by this advertisement and by the rules in the “Erasmus Handbook for the a.y. 2008/09”, obtainable at the International Relations office of the Academy and on the web site www.llp.it, document section. Besides, it’s regulated by the mobility agreement that each teacher signs with the Head if Institute, before leaving.
Erasmus Intensive Language Courses” (EILC)
Teachers who want to spend their teaching Erasmus time in countries in which people speak an uncommon language, can candidate themselves to attend the E.I.L.C. , that consist in specialization courses in language preparation, useful for their teaching Erasmus stay in these countries. You can find further information on these courses, on the countries which speak uncommon languages and on the application and its due date: in National Agency annual communication, on the Agency web site at the address www.indire.it/socrates, and on the following page of the Europa server: http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/programmes/socrates/erasmus/eilc/index_it.html.
Disabled teachers candidating themselves for Erasmus mobility will able to ask for special contributions for their disability stage. The due date for the applications will be communicated as soon as the National Agency communicates to us
Further information on this advertisement can be asked for at the International Relations Office of the Academy or directly at the following references :
dott. ssa Patrizia DI MARCO, administrative director
prof. Marcello GALLUCCI, Erasmus Institutional Coordinator
The Office is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 to 13:00.
Telephone inquiries: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 13:00
Web page: http:/www.accademiabellearti.laquila.it/uri
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Please note that the present notice is conditional to the notification of the approved projects and number of mobility flows by the Erasmus National Agency
The Director Prof. Eugenio Carlomagno
TEACHING STAFF MOBILITY SELECTION