UCAS team participated in the closing conference of the Project “Transforming Assessment Practices in Large Enrollment First Year Education (TAP)”. Event was held in Birzeit University – Ramallah on Saturday, September 7, 2019. TAP project is an Erasmus+ project Funded by the European Union EU, 2016-2019 cycle. TAP aims to modernize student evaluation schemes in Palestinian universities. TAP partners include five Palestinian institutes of higher education: An-Najah National University, Birzeit University, Palestine Polytechnic University, Al-Aqsa University, University College of Applied Sciences alongside with the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission in Palestine. On the other hand, the project committee include three EU Universities: Alicante University – Spain, the Slovak University of Technology – Bratislava and University College Cork, Ireland. The project aims to refine and develop assessment practices in large-enrollment modules at the Palestinian universities by integrating technological tools and advancements into student evaluation procedures.
Dr. Abdel Karim Daragmeh, TAP project manager, introduced a brief overview of the project goals, achievements, results as well as some statistics on the positive impact on learning environments at partner universities and higher education institutions. The workshop sessions stressed the importance of enhancing assessment practices at Palestinian higher education institutions, stating that this aspect of the educational process has received limited attention in university development projects.