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GOOD GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME - EXPECTED OUTPUTS

3. INSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE GUIDELINES DOCUMENT
The final output expected of TEQIP institutions is an institutional Governance Guideline Document. This document sets out an institution's governance processes and practices. It should be accepted and owned by the governing body and the Institution as a whole.



SHARING EXPERIENCE OF THE TEQIP GOOD GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME
“BVBCET (now the KLE Technological University)”, HUBLI, KARNATAKA: GOVERNANCE SELF-REVIEW AND GOVERNANCE DEVELOPMENT PLAN (WITH AN EXPECTED TIMEFRAME FOR DELIVERY)
“BVBCET (now the KLE Technological University)”, HUBLI, KARNATAKA: INSTITUTION GOVERNANCE GUIDELINES DOCUMENT AND ACTION PLAN FOR DELIVERY
TEQIP EXPERT ADVISORY GROUPS FEEDBACK ON THE “BVBCET (now the KLE Technological University)” GOVENANCE GUIDELINES DOCUMENT
Dr. Shettar, KLE Technological University, Hubli (formerly BVBCET, Hubli) SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE TEQIP GOOD GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME (DR SHETTAR'S PPT PRESENTATION GIVEN TO TEQIP INSTITUTIONS IN ANDHRA PRADESH)

IMPLEMENTING GOOD GOVERNANCE

The production and adoption of institutional Governance Guidelines Documents drawing on, and benchmarked against, the generic TEQIP Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies, is the primary outcome of the TEQIP Good Governance Programme, to support the implementation of good governance and strengthen institutions.

TEQIP-funded institutions are expected to have a governing body, which meets at least four times a year. There should be only one governing body for the institution. The proceedings should be published on the institution's website. (See TEQIP Project Implementation Plan - Summary of Governance Expectations)

The governing body is responsible for ensuring the effective management of the institution and for planning its future development. It has ultimate responsibility for overseeing all the work of the institution. (TEQIP Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies)

TEQIP GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE FOR GOVERNING BODIES
The TEQIP Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies, identifying five key categories of principles and practice, as a benchmark for TEQIP institutions to support institutional good governance practice. The five categories of principles and practices are:
The Guide also contains useful tools for governing bodies:

The Governing body does not manage the institution, it ensures that the institution is well managed and has effective, efficient, open and transparent processes and practices in place that demonstrate to all its stakeholders the benefits of a high achieving institution.

Institutional Governance Guidelines Documents

The TEQIP Good Governance Programme encourages all institutions to develop, and make publicly available, clear Institutional Governance Guidelines- setting out how good governance is practiced and sustained, using the TEQIP Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies as a benchmark.

By the end of TEQIP, there is an expectation that all participating institutions would have developed such a governance guidelines document for their institution demonstrating the implementation of good governance practice. To support institutions the Expert Advisory Group has put together an Outline Structure for Governance Guidelines Documents and will provide feedback to all institutions on their final drafts of the document using a Template for EAG Feedback of Governance Guidelines Documents.

Such institutional governance guidelines documents will give stakeholders, including students and faculty, a clear understanding of how governance supports institutional performance and development and that governance practices are open and transparent.

Sharing experience of completing the TEQIP Good Governance Programme

“BVBCET (now the KLE Technological University)”, Hubli, a pilot institution, has completed all stages of the Good Governance Programme. With BVB's permission you can view all outputs of their work on this page of the website through the links in the table below. The Principal of BVB, Dr Shettar, has also produced a helpful BVB PPT Presentation to explain how his institution engaged with the TEQIP Good Governance Programme.

We are grateful to all institutions, which have contributed, and continue to contribute, to the learning of others by sharing their experiences. We are particularly grateful to Dr Shettar and his team for the spirit and leadership they have demonstrated -stressing that their institution should learn as much as possible. They have regarded their experience on the Good Governance Programme as part of a continuous improvement programme for the institution, and have been prepared, and willingly, to share this learning with others.

As you will see from the EAG's feedback to the institution on their Governance Guidelines Document (above), there are still processes that can be improved at both the institutional and systems levels, but the recognition of the need to improve and a commitment to an agenda for change and development is clearly demonstrated setting the institution on a path towards the achievement of their institutional goals.

 

Self-review is a key activity and output of the Good Governance Programme through which institutions can examine their current governance practice. Self-review can be undertaken regularly (for example every 3 -5 years).

Supporting governance development needs of individual governors, governing bodies, institutions and States is a key activity of this and other national and regional initiatives. Another output of the Good Governance Programme is a Governance Development Plan to see how governance development is built into institutional development through clear, timebound action planning.

 

 

Implementing good governance practice is the primary outcome of the Good Governance Programme demonstrated by institutions developing their own governance guidelines which sets out institutional governance practices based on the TEQIP Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies. This would include a process and timetable for monitoring and reviewing governance practise.
Sharing experience underpins and supports the Good Governance Programme through good governance learning forums, sharing of institutional case studies of good practice, highlighting common gaps, barriers and issues, and helping institutions to learn from one another.