Formerly the EEAA

Annual Progress Report 2023-24

This Annual Progress Report is to be used by ECTE accredited institutions for annual reporting, for indicating changes and for requesting formal advice on prospected plans. This form is also used to report student numbers for invoicing purposes and to collect data for thematic analysis.

The form below is to be used for reporting of 2023-2024 and is due by 15 July, 2024.

Annual Progress Report (2023-24)

General information

1. Accreditation summary

Indicate your accreditation status *
Indicate your institutional status
See instructions here https://ecte.eu/ecte-accreditation/ecte-accreditation-and-institutional-status/
Institutions that only have institutional accreditation, leave this section blank.
Please self-evaluate your compliance to ECTE standard B.2.1 – ‘Qualifications resulting from a programme should be clearly specified and communicated and refer to the correct level of the national qualifications framework for higher education and, consequently, to the Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area.'
If you are an alternative provider of higher education, please confirm that your use of qualification nomenclature is not in breach of local legislation about protected academic nomenclature.

2. Invoicing information

If you have accredited programmes that are not running or that have had no intake, please also include them. Institutions that only have institutional accreditation, write 0. Please report only ECTE accredited programmes.
For this figure, count all actual students, without distinguishing whether they are full time, part time, etc. This data is used for statistical purposes.
If you have a substantial number of part-time students you may calculate the full-time-equivalent (FTE) for them by adding all ECTS-credits earned by part-time students and dividing this total amount by 60 (=1 year of full-time studies), then submitting the figure of FTE along with your head count. This data is used for invoicing purposes. Please report only students in ECTE accredited programmes.

3. Reporting

Please complete the three reporting sections below. Providers with more than one accredited programme/cycle of study must ensure that the information regarding the different programmes is distinguished in the reporting. Providers that have submitted an SER during 2023-2024 only report changes implemented since then.
Please provide a narrative report addressing major changes since the previous report or on-site visit.
List recommendations from your last Review Report and describe your respective actions/initiatives during this last academic year.
Should you be planning or discussing major changes in your accredited programmes or the addition of new programmes or delivery modes, please write a narrative describing these plans. All significant institutional changes are to be reported to the ECTE within one month and major programme reforms are to be discussed with the Accreditation Director before implementation. Please also use this space to inform the ECTE of any programmes that are being discontinued.

4. 2024 Addendum - Finances in Theological Education

Every year, the APR features special areas of additional focus, usually corresponding with the thematic analysis that ECTE carries out. For 2023-24 we will be conducting a thematic analysis of Finances.
Take the budget for 2023 and divide by FTE student numbers to obtain this ratio. E.g. 1/€2,333 or 1/€1730, etc
Expense analysis. What percentage of your budget goes towards the following items?
<30%
30%-50%
50%-70%
>70%
Educational staff
Non educational staff
Resources, library, etc
Physical infrastructures (rent, purchase, insurances, management)
Bills, utilities and food (for residential institutions)
Digital infrastructures
Depreciation
Other
What percentages of your staff (educational and non-educational) are:
<30%
30%-50%
50%-70%
>70%
Salaried from budget
Supported externally
Self-supporting/volunteer
How do your educational and non-educational staff wages compare to university wages in your country?
What percentage of your income comes from:
<30%
30%-50%
50%-70%
>70%
Student fees
Donations
Other revenue-generating activities (e.g. facility rental, etc)
Describe the relationship of students to your fees
<30%
30%-50%
50%-70%
>70%
Have little problem in paying
Have to work part-time to pay
Are supported externally to pay
Receive scholarships to pay
Struggle a lot to pay
Graduate without paying everything
Leave or do not apply because they cannot afford payment
What are your main sources of donations?
How do your student fees compare to university student fees in your country?
Do your students receive government subsidies for their studies?
In the last 3 years has your overall budget:
Would you rate your institution as:
You may wish to include equity rates as an objective ration to measure financial health.
Do you employ a professional accountant?
Do you employ a fundraiser?
Take the total shareholder equity and divide it by the amount of the balance sheet total.  Express in %. For example: total of equity (reserves, funds) EUR 500.000 / balance sheet total EUR 800.000 = 62,5%)
Last year you provided data concerning graduate employability and a Thematic Analysis was produced in response (see https://ecte.eu/development/thematic-analysis/). Please indicate how your institution has engaged with this thematic analysis and any plans that you may have developed in regards to collecting, publishing and analysing graduate employment data.

Contacts

Please provide the name and email of you librarian (if different from last year) and your student representative.

5. Signature

GDPR Consent
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