Subject Matter Committee
SMC (Subject Matter Committee) is a group of project members as well as external experts who have volunteered to seek advice and support Up2U in its mission of providing quality educational services and training to pilot schools participating in the project. SMC is expected to ensure that the educational developments and general progress of the project adequately address the educators’ and learners’ needs. The SMC is also the forum for exchanging state-of-the-art technology and methodologies as well as related information and knowledge between the work package representatives and the subject matter experts.
The SMC generates new ideas and validates existing ones. The SMC has a hierarchical structure: The top level SMC has permanent members nominated by the project participants and appointed by the Up2U Project Board. The permanent members of the SMC are allowed to create national sub-committees on a temporary basis, as they see fit. These sub-committees are created either for a fixed period of time or for a specific task, typically to advise the project on specific issues related to each pilot country.