UNITRACE Workshop Kenya

Workshop and Conference: Tracer Studies in Eastern Africa: Findings and their Relevance for University Strategies and Curriculum Development.

11th – 13th February 2013, Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

The regional workshop and conference in Eastern Africa was the starting point of dissemination of tracer study approaches, methodology, and results of surveys undertaken in the framework of the University Graduate Tracer Study Training (UNITRACE) to the stakeholders in the region as well as of networking among researchers and institutions of higher education.

In the framework of the training program conducted by INCHER-Kassel at the University of Kassel in Germany, professional tracer studies were carried out by the UNITRACE participants from the Kenyatta University, Moi University and Addis Ababa University. The aim was to provide systematic information on the relationships between study and graduate employment and work, graduates’ satisfaction with postgraduate programs, quality of teaching, transition to the labour market, and related themes.

Furthermore, the regional conference in Eastern Africa aims to address the relevance of tracer studies and demonstrate the examples of good practice.

This workshop and conference was part of the DIES program – “Dialog on Innovative Higher Education Strategies” which has been jointly coordinated by DAAD and HRK since 2001.


Presentations

Key Findings of Tracer Studies in the Past and Future Challenges
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Teichler, International Centre for Higher Education Research, University of Kassel, Germany.

Opportunities and Problems of Drawing Conclusions from Tracer Studies for Innovation in Higher Education
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Teichler, International Centre for Higher Education Research, University of Kassel, Germany.

Possibilities and Problems in the Conduction and Implementation of Tracer Studies
Prof. Erasmus S. Kaijage, University of Nairobi School of Business, Kenya.

Tracer Studies: Opportunities of Inter-University Cooperation – Experiences from Germany
Dr. Choni Floether, International Centre for Higher Education Research, University of Kassel, Germany.

Implementation of Tracer Studies: It is not Easy, but, Yes, We Can!
Dr. Choni Floether, International Centre for Higher Education Research, University of Kassel, Germany.

Introduction: the UNITRACE project
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Teichler, International Centre for Higher Education Research, University of Kassel, Germany.

Dissemination of Graduate Tracer Study Results in Higher Education Institutions: Challenges and Opportunities
Prof. Dr. Christopher Shisanya and Prof. Dr. Joy Obando, Kenyatta University, Kenya.

Institutionalizing Graduate Tracer Study in Higher Education Institutions in Africa: the Experience of Kenyatta University
Prof. Dr. Joy Obando and Prof. Dr. Christopher Shisanya, Kenyatta University, Kenya.

Graduate Tracer Study Results and Dissemination Plans
Dr. Omar Egesah and Dr. Mary Wahome, Moi University, Kenya.

Tracer Studies in Moi University: Methodology, Opportunities and Challenges
Dr. Omar Egesah and Dr. Mary Wahome, Moi University; Kenya.

Dissemination of Results and Institutionalization of Tracer Studies in Ethiopia: The Case of Addis Ababa University
Dr. Teshome Nekatibeb and Dr. Aklilu Amsalu, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

Job Search Process and Graduate Employment in Ethiopia: A Case Study of Addis Ababa University
Dr. Teshome Nekatibeb and Dr. Aklilu Amsalu, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.