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7/24/10 B. Divjak

  1. 1. European Seminar for Bologna Promoters Brussels 18 /19 November 2004 Prof.dr.sc.Blaženka Divjak
  2. 2. Seminar <ul><li>400 participants from all Bologna countries </li></ul><ul><li>Members of national Bologna promoters group </li></ul><ul><li>Plenary and work in groups </li></ul><ul><li>To identify the problems and propose solutions </li></ul><ul><li>(after establishing Croatian BP team – send the list in Brussels) </li></ul>
  3. 3. T hree Bologna priorities as defined by m inisters in Berlin: <ul><li>Quality Assurance (Internal and External) </li></ul><ul><li>The Three Cycle System (Curricular Reform, Qualification Frameworks, Tuning) </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition (ECTS, Diploma Supplement, EUROPASS, Lisbon Recognition Convention) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Three cycle system <ul><li>Objective : comperable and compatible degrees (in terms of profiles and learning outcomes) </li></ul><ul><li>Each degree progam should have: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>degree workload (ECTS credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning outcomes (generic and subject specific) , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>competences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>profile </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Length of degree programs: Helsinki recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>First cycle: 180-240 ECTS </li></ul><ul><li>Second cycle: 60-120 ECTS (preferably 90-120) </li></ul><ul><li>Third cycle: open - not so well defined as first two </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linking the EHEA & the ERA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot project of EUA – looking at optimal structures for joint doctoral programs promoting European collaboration and mobility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doctorate candidates – prepared for a changing labour market </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Qualification Frameworks <ul><li>National Qualification Framework (NQF) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In details </li></ul></ul><ul><li>European Qualification Framework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overarching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tuning project – 9 areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To find ways to implement two (three) cycles (Bologna) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To identify common reference points from discipline and university perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To develop professional profiles and comparable and compatible learning outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To extend the project to the pre-accession and candidate countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 areas: chemistry, business, math, physics, history, European studies, nursing, education, geology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/Tuning.html </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Recognition <ul><li>Key documents of ECTS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Package/Course Description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ECTS Student Application Form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ECTS Learning Agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ECTS Recognition Sheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ECTS Transcript of Records </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ERASMUS Student Charter </li></ul><ul><li>Diploma Supplement (EUROPASS) </li></ul><ul><li>ENIC-NARIC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One information center per country (few exceptions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two networks in one: NARIC (Commission) and ENIC (Council of Europe, UNESCO-CEPES) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Quality Assurance (QA) <ul><li>Berlin communiqué – recognizes the role of HEIs in promoting quality </li></ul><ul><li>ENQA in cooperation with EUA, ESIB and EURA S HE (=E4) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To prepare the set of standards, procedures and guidelines for QA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To explore ways of ensuring an adequate peer-review system for QA&A agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges facing HEIs in the context of QA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management versus leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involve external stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementing the Bologna reforms, introducing learning outcomes </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. FIVE STEPS TO ACHIEVE MUTUAL RECOGNITION <ul><li>EC document COM(2004)642 final: Proposal for a Recommendation of the Council and of the European Parliament on further European cooperation in quality assurance in higher education 12.10. 2004. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal quality assurance mechanisms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A common set of standards, procedures and guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A European Register of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University autonomy in choice of agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Member State competence to accept assessments and draw consequences </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What is NOT Bologna ? <ul><li>State financial restriction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some governments use the opportunity for restriction in HE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Total market orientation of HE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities as national good </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State and EU responsibility for HE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reducing the quality of HE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On contrary – quality culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LLL </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Bologna promoters <ul><li>Enhancing participation of students in BP </li></ul><ul><li>BP influence the ministers for Bergen conference </li></ul><ul><li>Advising professors, students, politicians and citizens about Bologna reform </li></ul><ul><li>National campagne about Bologna reform </li></ul><ul><li>Build trust among institutions, individuals and governments </li></ul><ul><li>Greater transparency of the Bologna process </li></ul><ul><li>National plans for promotions </li></ul>
  11. 11. Facilities for BP on European level <ul><li>Sharing information and activities on European and national level </li></ul><ul><li>European Bologna website/web community </li></ul><ul><li>Online discussion group /forum </li></ul><ul><li>FAQ on European and national level </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of material, practical advices, best practices for Bologna </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange of expertise between different BP teams </li></ul><ul><li>Organization of 1-2 workshops for BP, besides existing Bologna seminars </li></ul>