Join Ashesi University Co-founder and President Dr. Patrick Awuah as he shares tools and strategies on planning for institutional sustainability across operations, finance, impact, and teams in the early start-up years of a university.
For Career Guidance Professionals : redefine career preparation in African high-ed institutions. In partnership with Kepler University at the 2021 Annual Convening | June 14 – 16
The Education Collaborative is a network of higher education institutions that are uncompromising in achieving excellence in teaching and learning, research, innovation, and quality student outcomes in Africa.
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Through an affiliation of institutions across Sub-Saharan Africa,
we will transform over 1.1million students to be ethical, entrepreneurial leaders who create jobs, transform industries and lead economies, by 2030.
The Education Collaborative Initiative views impact along a spectrum with different levels that are not hierarchical, but instead show depth and breadth of impact. Our impact model is based on Marina Kim’s article on Rethinking the Impact Spectrum, and as adopted by the Ashoka U network. Impact is viewed along four levels.
- The institution’s academic, non-academic, leadership, and management structures are optimized to provide the best possible student outcomes for its students
- Engaged institution focuses on themselves. The institution identifies areas not maximized for impact and works on the structures, processes, and culture, needed to improve and maximize the outcomes for students. Sets up to expand impact beyond own campus.
Scaled Direct Service
- Institution engages an efficient structure and process to share key models and learnings with peers in its region. Impacts others beyond its internal campus and stakeholders.
- Engaged as a mentor and supports peers, either at the unit level, or at the institutional level through sharing learning. The institution identifies key partnerships in the community, industry, regulators, and funders, and explores network to maximize outcome of partnerships.
- Regional network impact: Institution maintains influence among collective, supporting its mentees to mentor others and actively contributing to the efficient development and administration of systems for learning and tracking of impact in region.
- Institution’s engagement is toward the collective and developing inter-institution accountability and support regionally. Identifies stakeholders in policy, regulation, and funding with interests in region, and nurtures those relationships.
- Institution contributes to strengthening the connection to HE stakeholders in the region, and leads regional collective to persistently maintain quality and influence regulation and policy
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students reached across engaged institutions
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Realizing that institutions have varying needs, challenges, and contexts, the GVV for Africa Project offers “train-the-trainer” curricula tailored to the African context for capacity building in ethical action
The unique fellowship helps higher education institutions to develop lasting and transformative systems that improve their education outcomes. It combines a fellowship, systems approach, and implementation grant to drive the targeted institutional transformation.
Virtual and in-person Platforms for sharing innovations and strategies among higher-ed stakeholders in Africa