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