Université d’Artois • Université de Picardie Jules Verne • Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale
The site’s training policy aims to promote access to higher education and to optimise the orientation, integration and success of learners. It must contribute to the definition of a coherent, complementary training offer, as complete as possible, which responds, throughout life, to the needs of the socio-economic and cultural world and the challenges of the knowledge society.
In terms of initial training, the flagship project remains the deployment of the LCeR: “Licence Compétences en Réseau”. This project consists of structuring the training offer of all the bachelor’s degrees according to the competency-based approach, which leads to new modes of design, organisation and evaluation of training.
In order to harmonise and disseminate a certain number of practices that have proved their worth in each of the three institutions, the Alliance will define and implement a common policy on educational innovation and guidance. The “guidance” component should benefit from the structuring effect generated by the projet « s’Orienter vers le Supérieur Et Réussir ! –OSER ! » project that the three universities obtained in the framework of the PIA3 call for projects “Territorial devices for orientation towards higher education”.
Within the framework of the reform of health studies (PACES), the members of the Alliance are collaborating on the integration of a health minor in their non-health degree disciplines (L.AS). The UPJV and ULCO will continue their collaboration in the opening of PArcours Spécifique Santé (PASS).
For vocational training, the site is working to use the “quality” lever in order to obtain identical “quality” certification for the whole site, which will lead to continuous improvement and quality management. Joint actions to promote and develop work-linked training, in line with the strategic orientations of the three partners, have also been drawn up, as well as a map of projects for which one of the member establishments has a comparative advantage (precedence, approval, certification, expertise, link with the Campus des Métiers et des Qualifications) and which could be expanded by the other two members of the Alliance.
In order to strengthen the links with the socio-economic actors of the territory, it is also envisaged to optimise the continuing education systems and to make new connections. In this respect, the development of a mapping of continuing education by skill blocks will make it possible to increase the visibility of the offer and to facilitate dialogue with the professional branches. With regard to apprenticeship, the site’s strategy and the policies of the partner CFAs will be made consistent, the aim being to identify best practices and develop innovative teaching approaches.
On the subject of training, the A2U Alliance will work on setting up a “connected campus“. The objectives of this project will be consistent with the challenges of access to higher education in the territories of the A2U Alliance. The establishment of different sites throughout the region is an important asset in facilitating the pursuit of studies for as many people as possible and in providing added value in the support and monitoring of learners. This project for a connected campus on the scale of the A2U site represents a major challenge in terms of optimising means and resources. Still on the subject of digital technology, the desire to maintain a public service mission and accessibility to higher education in a large and rural geographical area requires that the three universities take up the issue of distance learning from the DAEU (the Alliance had nearly 300 graduates in 2018) to the Master’s degree.
The Alliance is also firmly committed to the development and promotion of student entrepreneurship. Although students are the main target of the scheme, the aim is also to strengthen the entrepreneurial dimension among the staff of the institutions themselves. In this field, one of the major issues is the rapprochement between the existing system in the former Picardy, which relies more on the PEPITE network, and the system of the northern side of the region, more organized around the “HubHouses” that worked in partnership with the PEPITE Lille Nord de France. The PEPITE A2U Hauts-de-France will have to organize itself to cover in a homogeneous way the whole A2U territory by combining establishments with HubHouses and establishments without HubHouses.