BHER Feasibility Study Report (FSR) Workshop Agenda & Report
May 14-15th 2012
McLaughlin College Room 157A,
York University, Toronto

BHER Executive Summary Toronto 2012 Workshop

Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes Toronto 2012

Validation Chart Phase 1

The purpose of this Workshop is to validate the draft Feasibility Study Report (FSR) which is one of the outcomes of the MasterCard Foundation grant. The FSR should elicit the information described in the 3rd column below for each Phase; the feedback given in the workshop will be incorporated into the FSR (including the cost effectiveness of what we propose, as well as relevance, impact and sustainability).

Day 1 – Overview and Phases 1 & 2(A)
9:00 – 9:30 am – Don Dippo, Wenona Giles, Jackie Strecker

  • Overview and Procedure of Workshop
  • Objectives, Key Outcome of Workshop: Validation of FSR
  • Logistics

9:45 am -12:30 pm – Chair: Beryl Pilkington

  • Detailed Description of Phase 1 Proposal for a 5-6 Year Pilot Project
  • Discussion based on presentations and draft written report

Don Dippo: Overview of Phase 1

WUSC/ WTK/AVU will speak to readiness of Phase 1 including:

  • Principles guiding programme, the scope (who has access to what, what is delivered and the outcome)
  • Curriculum, programme development, admissions and evaluation
  • Incorporation of learning technologies
  • Operational requirements (including roles, personnel, resources)
  • Budget, current & future funding
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Cost-benefit of this model (is what we propose cost-effective?, i.e., there are no other alternatives that would be cheaper or better?)
  • Challenges

12:30 – 1:30 pm

1:30 – 4:30 pm – Chair: Josephine Gitome

  • Detailed Description of Phase 2A Certificate of Completion in Education Studies (Elementary), (York) Discussion based on presentations and draft written report

Don Dippo: Overview of Phase 2A

6:00 – 8:30pm Reception and Dinner Schulich Dining Room

Day 2 – Phases 3 & 4

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Chair: Stephen Nyaga

  • Detailed Description of Phase 2B&3B Diploma in Teacher Education (Secondary) (UBC/MU)
  • Discussion based on presentations and draft written report
  • University of British Columbia and MOI University will speak to readiness of Phase 2B&3B

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch (and BHER Advisory Committee meeting)
Location for Workshop Participants: McLaughlin 157A
Location for BHER Advisory Committee: YRT 857

1:30 – 2:30 pm Overview of Research in Dadaab

  • Sarah Dryden-Peterson: Presentation on research findings re most appropriate diploma and degree programmes to develop. Inclusion of all points mentioned above as relevant.

2:30 – 4:30 pm – Chair: Joseph Mensah

  • Description of Phases 3A & 4
  • Discussion based on presentations discussion and draft written report
  • Don Dippo: Overview of Phase 3 &4
  • Lead Partners will speak to future development of Phases 3&4 including all points mentioned above.

4:30 – 5:00 pm Overview of Revised Website and Social Media Initiatives – Chair: Negin Dahya

  • Presentation: Laurie Baker and Sandy Chan

5:00 – 5:30 pm

  • Funding for Project
  • Closing Remarks – Wenona Giles
  • Including collection of completed donor templates from Partners.

Week Activities

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Funding update meeting with representative of Partner organizations
Location: YRT 85

CARFMS Keynote Address & Reception
Location: Moot Court Room, Osgoode Hall Law School – York University

11:00am – 12:30
CARFMS: BHER Panel 1 Location: TBA

1:30pm – 3:00
CARFMS: BHER Panel 2 Location: TBA

(leave YU by 5:30pm)