Erasmus STA

ERASMUS Staff Mobility

Teaching Assignments by Higher Education

Institutions Teaching Staff and by Invited Staff from Enterprises


Teaching staff mobility enables staff to spend a teaching period between 1 day - or at least 5 teaching hours – and 6 weeks at a higher education institution in another participating country.


What are the objectives of staff mobility for teaching?

  • To encourage higher education institutions to broaden and enrich the range and content of courses they offer;
  • To allow students who do not have the possibility to participate in a mobility scheme, to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of academic staff from higher education institutions and from invited staff of enterprises in other European countries;
  • To promote exchange of expertise and experience on pedagogical methods;
  • To create links between higher education institutions and with enterprises;
  • To motivate students and staff to become mobile and to assist them in preparing a mobility period.

 

Who can benefit?

The teaching assignments may be carried out by teaching staff of higher education institutions and by invited staff of enterprises.

 

For how long can teaching staff go abroad?

  • Staff can teach abroad between 1 day and 6 weeks. The minimum requirement for a teaching assignment is 5 teaching hours.
  • A minimum duration of 5 working days is strongly recommended to provide a meaningful contribution to the teaching programme and international life at the host institution.

 

What arrangements have to be made?

  • When the person carrying out the assignment is from a higher education institution, the assignment must be based on an inter-institutional agreement between the home and host institution.
  • The partner higher education institution / enterprise must have agreed on the programme of the activities to be undertaken by the visiting teachers (teaching programme) prior to the start of the mobility period.
  • In all cases, the activities of staff undertaking a teaching assignment should be integrated into the curricula of the host institution.
  • Teaching staff of higher education institutions are selected by the sending institution, staff of enterprises by the host institution.
  • In the case of staff mobility from an enterprise to a higher education institution, the mobility is arranged by an invitation of the higher education institution to the staff member of the enterprise. The grant is always managed by the higher education institution.

 

How is the grant managed?

The grant provided to contribute to subsistence costs and to cover travel costs is always managed by the higher education institution.

ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME 

CALL FOR APPLICATION –2015-2016

STAFF TEACHING ASSIGNEMENT (STA)

  

 

Who can apply?

The institution sending teaching staff or inviting enterprise staff to teach applies for ERASMUS mobility grants to its national agency while the staff applies to their home institution, or the inviting institution in case of enterprise staff.

For higher education institutions

  • Teaching assignment mobility is based on "inter-institutional agreements" between the sending and the receiving higher education institutions holding each an ERASMUS University Charter or an agreement between the higher education institution and the enterprise concerned.
  • At least the sending or the receiving country must be an EU Member State.

For staff

  • The teaching staff must be either a national of a country participating in the Lifelong Learning Programme or a national of other countries employed or living in a participating country, under the conditions fixed by each of the participating countries, taking into account the nature of the programme (please refer to the relevant National agency website).
  • Teaching staff employed by a higher education institution must be from an institution from a higher education institution holding an ERASMUS University Charter.
  • The teaching assignment must be carried out in a higher education institution holding an ERASMUS University Charter.
  • Teaching staff of higher education institutions is selected by the sending institution.
  • Staff of enterprises is selected by the host institution.
  • At least the sending or the receiving country must be an EU Member State.

 

Duration of the activity

From 2 days to 2 months, excluding travel time. In all cases, a teaching activity has to comprise a minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week (or any shorter period of stay).

 

Venue(s) of the activity

Staff must carry out their mobility activity in any Programme Country different from the country of the sending organisation and the staff country of residence.

 

The Erasmus University Charter awarded by the European Commission to the Institute of Tourism Studies gives the opportunity to Academic Staff to follow a period of Teaching Assignment in a Higher Educational Institution within a European Country.  

Lecturers/ Assistant Lecturers can enhance their knowledge of teaching by applying under the scheme Staff Teaching Assignment – (STA).

 

RULES and CONDITIONS

  • Only applications from lecturers teaching level 5 or upper during academic year will be considered
  • Handwritten application forms are NOT accepted.
  • Applicants must submit an original copy and two photocopies (hard copies).
  • Original copy must be signed by the applicant and the Executive Director of ITS and dated accordingly.
  • Applications should include a recent photo on the original copy.
  • Applicants must attach 3 copies of the detailed teaching programme, which will include the learning outcomes and the appropriate lesson plans / presentations, with the application form.
  • The teaching programme must be signed, stamped and dated by the host and home institutions
  • The number of teaching hours is to be not less than 5 hours and the period of mobility is not less than one day and not more than 6 weeks
  • First preference will be given to applicants who apply for the first time.
  • Interested candidates are to submit the application form and detailed Teaching Programme to Elaine Cordina Jones in Room 272.
  • Applications are to be submitted between Monday 5th August and by not later than Wednesday 9th October at 10.00am.
  • Late applications are not accepted.
  • Grants will be provided to the participating applicants under the Erasmus Sectoral Programme.

 

 Erasmus+ Outgoing Staff Testimonials

 

LINKS

Application Form

Teaching Plan

Call for Applications

 

 

Learn more

about Erasmus+

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education Information for ITS Students who wish to study/train abroad Information for Students who wish to study at ITS through Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Programmes

 

Duration of the activity

From 2 days to 2 months, excluding travel time. In all cases, a teaching activity has to comprise a minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week (or any shorter period of stay).

Venue(s) of the activity

Staff must carry out their mobility activity in any Programme Country different from the country of the sending organisation and the staff country of residence.

ITS - Malta (Main Campus)  
Bajja San Gorg  
San Giljan STJ 3300  
Malta - EU 

ITS - Gozo
Triq l-Isqof Buttigieg,
Qala QLA 1042, 
Gozo

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