EFFORT's Handbook is published!
EFFORT’s handbook is already published! A diverse collection of innovative responsibility-related teaching formats has been gathered into a Handbook entitled “Shaping a Sustainable Future: Innovative Teaching Practices for Educating Responsible Leaders”! You can freely DOWNLOAD IT HERE!
(sept., 2022) EffSET ready to use!
EFFORT project’s EffSET (EFFORT Self-Assessment Tool) is fully ready to use! Besides the ENGLISH version, you can also download in EFFORT’s webpage (here) the GERMAN, SPANISH, ITALIAN, HUNGARIAN and FINNISH versions. You will find also the User’s Guidelines.
EffSET is a qualitative and quantitative instrument developed with the aim of providing Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and instructors of an instrument that enables the classification and the analysis of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability related courses and teaching concepts according to different criteria.
(April 2022) EURAM 2022
The paper authored by EFFORT members Martina Martinovic and Silke Bustamante entitled “Engaging for sustainability – an innovative teaching format building on experiential, active and collaborative learning” has been accepted to be presented at EURAM 2022 conference to be held 15-17 June at the ZHAW School of Management and Law, Winterthur, Switzerland. Please find information about the conference here: https://conferences.euram.academy/2022conference/
(April, 2022) HEAD '22
The paper authored by EFFORT members Martina Martinovic and Silke Bustamante entitled "Fostering Key Competencies for Sustainability: Development of a Higher Education Teaching Format based on Service Design" has been accepted to be presented at HEAd'22 conference as a full paper, in Valencia (Spain). Please find more information about the conference here: http://headconf.org/
(Jan., 2022) ISPIM Connects Valencia
EFFORT member Ellen Saltevo presented the work entitled “Effective methods for sustainability and innovation teaching” in the last ISPIM Connects Valencia conference. She presented the teaching format which is being developed at LUT University within the EFFORT project. Please find more information and the full programme here: https://www.ispim-connects.com/programme
(Dec., 2021) The Self Evaluation Tool "EffSET" was presented
Fabio Pizzutilo and Elisabetta Venezia, from the Aldo Moro University in Bari, presented at the International Conference “the 5eme Rencontre du CEDITER” the Self Evaluation Tool, EffSET, that they are developing as part of the Effort project. This has been the first scientific opportunity to present this tool to external peers. CEDITER is a scientific association located in Paris and it is part of an international and multidisciplinary network, whose members intervene in the fields of research, higher education and continuing education and promote territorial actions.
(Dec., 2021) Book published!
The book “Corporate Social Responsibility and Employer Attractiveness” has already been published by Springer. EFFORT member Silke Bustamante, Fabio Pizzutilo and Martina Martinovic are among the editors; other EFFORT members were involved in writing chapters. The book investigates the preferences of young job seekers for different aspects of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in comparison to other non-CSR related employer attributes. Please see the book here: https://link.springer.com/book/9783030688608
(Nov., 2021) Presentation of impact factors and dimensions at RMERC
Silke Bustamante and Martina Martinovic presented and discussed their concept of impact factors for the effectiveness of CSR and sustainability related teaching at the 8th Responsible management education research conference in October 2021. The impact factors will be integrated in the self-evaluation tool “EFFSET”; their influence will be analyzed in the statistal analysis of students’ responses to their sustainability related behavioral intentions that have been measured by means of the Controlling tool.
(Oct., 2021) Participation in the 23rd National Congress of the Associazione Italiana di Valutazione (AIV)
Elisabetta Venezia and Fabio Pizzutilo from the University of Bari (UNIBA) discussed the paper "EffSET, autovalutazione della sostenibilità e della responsabilità sociale delle Università: prime applicazioni" at the 23rd National Congress of the Associazione Italiana di Valutazione (AIV). The paper illustrates the very first simulation results of EffSET, the self-evaluation tool, that UNIBA team is developing as part of the EFFORT project.
A fruitful discussion followed. Great interest in the tool was showed by the participants.
The annual national congress represents one of the most important moments of the associative life of AIV, where issues of particular relevance and topicality in the field of performance evaluation are debated between actors from different expertise (researchers, academics, decision makers, public sector, managers, professionals, etc.).
(June 2021) Paper published!
Congratulations to Fabio Pizzutilo and Elisabetta Venezia, from the University of Bari Aldo Moro, on recently publishing their paper “On the maturity of social responsibility and sustainability integration in higher education institutions: Descriptive criteria and conceptual framework“ in the International Journal of Management Education, one of the leading journals in higher education studies. The paper and developed framework are linked to the IO3 intellectual output of the Erasmus+ EFFORT project.
Fabio, P. and Venezia, E. (2021). On the maturity of social responsibility and sustainability integration in higher education institutions: Descriptive criteria and conceptual framework, The International Journal of Management Education, 19 (3). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2021.100515.
(June, 2021) Participation in the 2nd International Conference “Reinventing Education” organised by Scuola Democratica
Fabio Pizzutilo and Elisabetta Venezia, from the University of Bari Aldo Moro, on June the 3rd 2021 discussed the paper “Assessing Social Responsibility Integration in Higher Education Institutions” at the 2nd International Conference “Reinventing Education” organised by Scuola Democratica, the most important Italian journal about education, with the support of other relevant partners and promoters. The Session Chair and the audience showed great interest and appreciation. The criteria of Social Responsibility Maturity Integration in Higher Education Institutions were presented, and the methodology behind the self-evaluation tool was illustrated. In particular, attendees appreciated the topicality of the research, the innovativeness of the approach, and the relevance of the contributions to the existent literature.