INTRODUCING GPIP

INTRODUCING GPIP

The Good Practices in Internationalisation Platform or GPIP is developed by NVAO.

The GPIP website lists good practices

  • in internationalisation
  • on programme level
  • as developed by higher education institutions in The Netherlands and Flanders.

The GPIP's original and unique approach is twofold since it requires good practices to

  1. have a favourable & demonstrable effect on the quality of education
  2. serve the purposes and requirements of a platform for peers.
Many good practices in internationalisation exist both within and outside the EHEA, but only a few free and easily accessible peer-to-peer opportunities exist. The aim of GPIP is to make these good practices publicly available with the intent of sharing them. We trust that GPIP's specific approach will play a favourable and constructive role in the ongoing process of quality enhancement.

Definition

GPIP's definition of a Good Practice is as follows: "An activity [e.g. a case or an experience related to internationalisation] that has been documented as adding significant value to the policies or practices of a higher education programme (Dutch: "opleiding") in The Netherlands or Flanders, namely having a favourable and demonstrable effect on the quality of education".
A Good Practice needs to refer to one of the standards (1. Vision on Internationalisation, 2. Learning Outcomes, 3. Teaching and Learning, 4. Staff and 5. Students) of NVAO's framework for the distinctive (quality)feature internationalisation at the programme level.
http://nvao.com/page/downloads/Kaders_BKK_Internationalisering_Frameworks_for_the_Assessment_of_Internationalisation_14-11-2011.pdf

Platform for peers

GPIP is not a database or a showcase. It serves as a platform for peers, meaning that each good practice on GPIP is meant to be exchanged and further developed. Consequently the good practices are to be adapted, adopted, repeated, as desired and thereby effectively and efficiently contribute to the dissemination and enhancement of a quality culture.

Review of good practices

We trust that the submission template contributes to the user-friendliness of GPIP and, therefore, helps to reach our main goal. In order to ensure the quality of the good practices all applications are reviewed by three experts. All involved experts have considerable experience with the internationalisation of Higher Education programmes.