tropEd Network, temporary measures due to SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

Dear members of the tropEd network,

As the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic is striking all member countries the EC has decided to enact a number of temporary measures that will impact course accreditation. The effects of the pandemic will influence operations of our institutions, student and staff mobility, and also participation in upcoming General Assembly meetings (GAs). The EC has decided to bring into force the following measures (renewed and modified in November 2020):

  1. Course Accreditation:
  2. All tropEd courses whose accreditation will expire in 2021 (and all courses whose accreditation ended in 2020 and received a temporary extension in 2020) will have to be re-accredited at one of the scheduled 2021 GAs. TropEd will conduct 3 GAs in 2021 and it is likely that the first ones will take place as online meetings.
    All tropEd courses which have a valid accreditation, whether as face-to-face courses or as blended courses, can increase their proportion of online-delivered content, up to a full online course, in order to meet mobility challenges presented by COVID-19, from now, until 31 December 2021. These changes have to be indicated on the tropEd course accreditation form in track-change-mode, and submitted to the tropEd Secretariat. The change will be accepted for a duration of 12 months from the time of submission to the Secretariat. Such a change will be granted unconditionally, and subsequently communicated on the tropEd website. If SIT/ ECTS credits change as part of this measure, this also has to be indicated and will equally be granted permission for 12 months.
    These temporary measures will automatically expire at the end of the designated 12-month period. At the end of this period any course that has not been re-accredited will lose accreditation, and any courses that changed their SIT/ECTS will automatically revert to their pre-COVID 19 designations.
    1. TropEd Recognition:
    2. For tropEd recognition, all courses (online, face-to-face or blended) taken in the years 2020 and 2021 will be counted automatically as face-to-face courses. Thus, there will be no limit on eLearning credits for the purpose of recognition.
      All temporary measures may be prolonged by simple majority decision of the EC for another 12-months period, if deemed necessary.
    3. Students interested in following any course at one of the member institutions should contact the respective tropEd representative about details of course delivery. See contact details in the member section or course repository.

      With best regards,

      Guenter Froeschl, Munich, 04 December 2020

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tropEd is an international network of member institutions for higher education in international/global health from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America. tropEd provides postgraduate opportunities for education and training contributing to sustainable development. It focuses on improving the management of health services for disadvantaged populations. The innovative approach is based on mobility of people, the exchange of experiences in different disciplines and the establishment of a common standard in education and training.

tropEd Online February GA 2021

The tropEd network started the year 2021 with a successful General Assembly in February. Due to COVID-19 our meeting had to take place online once again. New courses were accredited and Alberto Matteelli from Brescia was elected as new president-elect and will thereby be joining the Executive Committee for the next years. Insights from the student representative Miriam Müller, also provided valuable input for the planning of the future of tropEd.

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