The 3rd meeting organised by ObservIST took place this Tuesday, 25th June, and recognised seventeen best practices in seven thematic areas. The meeting allowed to disseminate new ideas and their dynamics, and to promote their value to Técnico community.
The president of Técnico, professor Arlindo Oliveira, highlighted the importance of this meeting: “Técnico has been trying to improve several areas and procedures over the last years”. According to the president of Técnico, “ObservIST is a good example of how we should always try to improve our school”.
Professor Luís Castro, Vice-president of Técnico for Financial Management, took the opportunity to praise the work carried out by ObservIST: “It’s very important to disseminate these best practices and to give due recognition to the work done by ObservIST”.
Professor Fátima Montemor, Vice-president of Técnico for Academic Affairs and also president of the Quality Management Council, professor Raquel Aires de Barros, president of the Pedagogic Council, and professor Manuel João da Costa, Pro Rector for Student Affairs and Pedagogic Innovation at University of Minho, also attended the session. “It’s good to see the work developed by Técnico as an outsider”, pointed out professor Manuel João da Costa.
“NAPE SKILLS FACTORY”, “Observatório de Rankings do IST”, “CERIS Open Day” and Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo Award were some projects awarded. (full list of Best Practices).
The 17 best practices were presented by the respective teams. Isabel Gonçalves, coordinator of the Academic Development Unit (NDA) presented the project “De Bom a Excelente, um workshop de soft skills com história”, which was elected the “Best Practice of the Year 2019”.