Benefits for Engaged Members include opportunities to:
- Gain public acknowledgement and visibility as an active contributor to the global university civic engagement movement;
- Participate in bi-annual strategic planning meetings to explore opportunities for collaboration including fundraising for new programs;
- Apply, without a fee, for the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification International pilot;
- Apply for Network faculty professional development programs, which include financial support for civic engagement activities and public recognition for excellence in engaged scholarship;
- Apply for Network demonstration grant programs, which involve substantial technical and financial support for innovative university civic engagement programs;
- Apply to participate in global learning exchange programs for students, staff, faculty and administrators;
- Participate in collaborative writing and research projects, which includes international workshops as well as technical and financial support for publishing reports, articles, and books;
- Participate in internationally publicized interviews and webinars;
- Organize and lead plenary and breakout sessions at the Talloires Network Global Leaders Conference;
- Apply for travel, lodging and registration grants for the Talloires Network Global Leaders Conference;
RMU can benefit from this membership through:
- Visibility amongst the international members of the network
- Possibility to join some international civic engagement activity
- Showcasing the civic engagements of RMU Students/Faculty
- Opportunity to compete for MacJannet Prize Award.
MacJannet Prize (https://talloiresnetwork.tufts.edu/about-the-macjannet-prize/) has been established by TN to recognize exceptional student community engagement initiatives at member universities and contribute financially to their ongoing public service efforts through following categories of programs:
- Student volunteer placement programs
- Institution-managed community outreach programs
- Domestic service-learning programs
- International service-learning programs
- Student-managed community engagement
1. UNITED NATION ACADEMIC IMPACT (UNAI):
RMU has joined over 1400 academic and research institutions from 139 countries who are members of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), a UN platform.
UNAI is a program of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Global Communications. It’s an initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realization of United Nations goals and mandates, including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability and conflict resolution.
Since 2010, UNAI has created a vibrant and diverse network of students, academics, scientists, researchers, think tanks, institutions of higher education, continuing education and educational associations. Since its inception some thirty international networks of universities and other institutes of higher education and research have endorsed UNAI and encouraged their members to join, representing a global diversity of regions and a thematic wealth of disciplines.
The work of these institutions is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as they serve as incubators of new ideas, inventions and solutions to the many global challenges we face. UNAI provides the integral link to these stakeholders to ensure that the international community harnesses the energy and innovation of young people and the research community in service to humanity.
UNAI assists stakeholders in this regard by disseminating information on UN initiatives and activities, providing ideas on how these activities can be applied at the local level on college campuses, in classrooms and in communities, and by providing a platform where university students, academics and researchers can connect and share ideas, research and resources to further the Sustainable Development Goals and other UN mandates.
While joining the UNAI, RMU has expressed its commitment to support four out of the 10 UN SDGs; Capacity-building in higher education system, Commitment to the United Nations Charter Education opportunity for all, Higher education opportunity for every interested individual and Inter-cultural dialogue and understanding — unlearning intolerance.
Every subject and discipline can have a UN imprint. RMU offers the opportunity to higher education in the field of Medical and Allied Health Sciences to all based on the merit without any discrimination of race, color, gender, creed and religion. RMU also believe in capacity building of the faculty so that they are abreast with the latest development in their fields. Therefore, RMU faculty members are urged to recognize this link and undertake activities that can directly support United Nations mandates and objectives.
1. THE ARAB NETWORK FOR QUALITY ASSUARNCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION:
The Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education ANQAHE has been established in June, 2007 as a nonprofit nongovernmental organization.
The purpose to establish the Arab network for quality Assurance in higher education is to create a mechanism between the Arab countries to:
* Exchange information about quality assurance
* Construct new quality assurance agencies or organizations
* Develop standards to establish new quality assurance agencies or support the already present one
* Disseminate good practice in quality assurance
* Strengthen liaison between quality assurance bodies in the different countries
Mission of the Network:
To ensure and strengthen quality assurance in higher education institutions of the Arab region. To enhance cooperation between similar quality assurance bodies or organizations in the Arab region and other regional and international quality assurance organizations.
Objectives of the Network:
ü Support, promote and disseminate good practice of quality assurance in higher education in the Arab region and to enhance continuous improvement and capacity building for quality assurance agencies in the region;
ü Advise, consult and establish standards and guidelines, to assist the development of new quality assurance agencies in the region;
ü Facilitate links and communication between quality assurance agencies;
ü Provide a platform for information on quality assurance standards, good practices and professional institutional and program reviewers among member organizations;
ü Develop a platform for information on qualification frameworks, recognized educational institutions and accredited programs in the region;
ü Support members of ANQAHE to determine the standards of institutions operating across national borders;
ü Assist in the development and implementation of credit transfer schemes to enhance the mobility of students between institutions both within and across national borders;
ü Provide members of ANQAHE with information on the quality assurance organizations in the Arab region;
ü Facilitate research in the field of quality assurance in higher education in the region;
ü Where appropriate, represent and promote the interests of the region, e.g., vis-à-vis other networks and international organizations;
ü Provide the service of evaluating the quality assurance agencies upon request.
RMU has been accepted by the Association of Quality Assurance Agencies of the Islamic World (Islamic-QA) as an Associate Member.
Islamic-QA was established on May 4, 2011 in an effort to promote and enhance quality of higher education in the countries of the Islamic World. The Association offers two types of Memberships; Full Members and Associate Members. Currently, 46 Universities from Islamic Republic of Pakistan are associate members; whereas HEC is a Full Member of Islamic-QA.
This Membership will enable RMU to promote/enhance quality of higher education by participating and making contributions to the quality of higher education in the countries of the Islamic World through Islamic-QA forum.
2. UNESCO-NETWORK OF QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM FOR ASIA PACIFIC:
The Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific (NEQMAP), established in March 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, is a platform for exchange of knowledge, experience and expertise on the monitoring of educational quality in countries and jurisdictions of the Asia-Pacific region. The network focuses on student learning assessment as a key tool for monitoring education quality, while acknowledging the importance of maintaining strong linkages with other enablers of learning in classrooms including curriculum and pedagogy. UNESCO’s Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok) serves as the NEQMAP Secretariat.
3. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE):
The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) is a worldwide organization with members in 90 countries on five continents AMEE promotes international excellence in education in the health professions across the continuum of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education.
AMEE, working with other organizations, supports teachers and institutions in their current educational activities and in the development of new approaches to curriculum planning, teaching and learning methods, assessment techniques and educational management, in response to advances in medicine, changes in healthcare delivery and patient demands and new educational thinking and techniques.
AMEE promotes excellence in medical education internationally by:
- Promoting the sharing of information through networking, conferences, publications and online activities
- Identifying improvements in traditional approaches and supporting innovation in curriculum planning, teaching and learning, assessment and education management
- Encouraging research in the field of healthcare professions education
- Promoting the use of evidence-informed education
- Setting standards for excellence in healthcare professions education
- Acknowledging achievement both at an individual and an institutional level
- Recognizing the global nature of healthcare professions education
· Influencing the continuing development of healthcare professions education through collaboration with relevant national, regional and international bodies.
Supporting excellence in healthcare globally by promoting the development of an outstanding health professional education community.
AMEE supports healthcare globally by encouraging excellence in education in the health professions across the continuum of undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing professional development.
It does so by enabling and promoting collaboration with, and between, a diverse and inclusive global community of health professionals, educators, and other stakeholders to foster scholarship and best practice.
a. Encourage a diverse, inclusive and collaborative global community that fosters curiosity and collaboration across all healthcare professions education (HPE)
b. Develop strategies for the international engagement of all stakeholders, including engagement of individuals, institutions and regulators
c. Create and encourage communities of practice which engage with specialist and regional challenges in HPE
d. Develop AMEE conferences as the primary vehicle for networking and knowledge sharing in HPE.
a. Define the competencies expected of a health professions educator and use it to inform curriculum development
b. Set high standards of medical education globally whilst considering local and regional requirements
c. Be a significant influencer of global policy and practice in health professions education
a. Lead by example in developing a positive culture of learning and scholarship
b. Provide resources to encourage scholarship
c. Develop effective collaborations with appropriate partners to cultivate scholarship
d. Create a program in which schools and educators are recognized and rewarded for scholarship
a. Develop an organizational culture that encourages and nurtures innovation in education among all its stakeholders
b. Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas from around the world
c. Integrate innovation into forward planning and strategic thinking
d. Engage with other sectors to develop innovation in HPE