|GOOD GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME - EXPECTED OUTPUTS|
1. INSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE SELF-REVIEW
All TEQIP Institutions are expected to produce a Self-Review of their
current governance practice.
|A SELECTION OF GOVERNANCE SELF-REVIEWS AND DEVELOPMENT PLANS|
|“BVBCET (now the KLE Technological University)”, HUBLI, KARNATAKA (GOVERNMENT-AIDED)|
|PESIT (UNIVERSITY), BANGALORE, KARNATAKA (PRIVATE-UNAIDED)|
|CUSAT, COCHIN UNIVERSITY, KERALA (CONSTITUENT COLLEGE)|
The TEQIP Good Governance Programme began with promoting and encouraging all institutions to carry out a self-review of current governance practice led by the Governing Body.
To assist institutions a simple Institutional Governance Review Template was developed as an annex to the TEQIP Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies (see Annex 4 of the Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies).
Under the Good Governance Programme the timing of such a self-review of governance practice was suggested as a preliminary activity to inform the development of a governance development plan and the development of an institutional Governance Guidelines Document.
The TEQIP Expert Advisory Group for the Good Governance Programme read all the governance self-reviews, as part of its role in quality assurance for the Programme. A few governance self-reviews with governance development plans have been selected (with the relevant institutions' permission) to share with other institutions. (See three examples above).
Dr. Shettar, KLE Technological University, Hubli (formerly BVBCET, Hubli) describes how Self-Review relates to the other two outputs of the Good Governance Programme in his PPT to institutions in Andhra Pradesh.
|Good self-reviews should be used as intended - as a development tool - and are characterised by self-reflection, a high degree of candour, and a keen interest in continuous improvement, giving an honest and self-critical account of governance practice rather than intentions.|
It is clear from the reviews as a whole that there are some actions which could be taken immediately, if they are not already in place, for example ensuring that the governing body meets regularly, publishing minutes of governing body meetings on institutional websites and publishing annual reports on institutional performance.
In the longer term such reviews (undertaken regularly) should demonstrate that most institutions have the opportunity to make significant progress towards delivering better governance practice as benchmarked against the TEQIP Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies. In terms of Primary Accountabilities, for example, this means not just approving the institution's strategic vision, mission and plan, but also ensuring the establishment and monitoring of proper, effective and efficient systems of control and accountability, and monitoring institutional performance and quality assurance arrangements (benchmarking that performance against other institutions).
High performing institutions undertake self-review as a regular good practice of governing bodies and monitor progress through the delivery of development and related action plans on a regular basis.
Importantly, the self-review will identify strengths and also any gaps and areas for development that need to be taken into account prior to undertaking the drafting of the Institutional Governance Guidelines Document.
The Good Governance Programme Group will not evaluate these initial self-reviews, except to provide feedback to institutions to identify common areas of good practice, gaps and barriers.
Mentors, the Expert Advisory Group, and the TEQIP Management Capacity Enhancement Programme are available to support institutions, if needed, underpinning the importance of this activity as a TEQIP Good Governance Programme development tool and activity.
In addition, the TEQIP Management Capacity Enhancement Programme, will also
make use of both governance self-reviews and governance development plans as
course materials to help strengthen and embed good governance, leadership and
Supporting governance development needs of individual governors, governing bodies and institutions. An output of the TEQIP Good Governance Programme is to see how governance development is built into institutional development through a time bound governance development plan with clear goals and action plans.