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    • Implementing Change: Theory and Practice The University of Vienna‘s Bologna-Office Vienna, May 29, 2008
    • A short look back
      • 2005 - challenge of looming Bologna Reforms coupled with ambition to tackle Bologna pro-actively and with an encompassing strategy
      • ambition of the university leadership to implement Bologna with broad agreement of stakeholders and consens-oriented - to launch dialogue while implementing new governance mechanisms and instruments
      • Soon emerged that a central platform was necessary to offer the anticipated support, supervision, coordination and information brokering agendas which come with Bologna - not a one-off event but one with a lasting legacy and enormous institutional spin-offs
    • A short look back II
      • On January 1, 2006 the University of Vienna launched its Bologna-Office in order to swiftly implement the goals set out in the Development Plan. The bulk of the costs was financed by the Federal Ministry of Education. The Bologna-Office was tasked and authorised to adress all questions pertaining to issues of the Bologna Reforms.
          • Central task: on basis of accorded key documents and framework papers support and consulting of faculties with the design of the new curricula
          • staff - tailor-made profiles
          • In order to achieve acceptance among academic staff vital to assemble staff which reflects academic diversity of the institutions. Added benefit: awareness of diverse academic cultures and specifics which can be taken into account when facing new challenges
    • Bologna Reforms at the University of Vienna - an illustration
    • Structure of the Bologna-Office I
      • Structure of the Office - currently 6 staff
      • Ao. Univ. Prof. Ilse Schrittesser - Head of the Bologna-Office
      • Mag. David Baldinger - Deputy Head of the Bologna-Office
      • Mag. Harald Edlinger
      • Gisela Kriegler
      • Alexander Diesenreiter
      • DI Volker Eckl
    • Structure of the Bologna-Office II
      • Structure of the Office staff profiles
      • Mag. David Baldinger – philologies, PhD, Joint Degrees
      • Mag. Harald Edlinger - historical studies, teachers‘ education
      • Mag. Levente Koltai – study law
      • Mag. Gisela Kriegler - complementary curricula/employability
      • Alexander Diesenreiter – accounting, administration
      • DI Volker Eckl – knowledge management and information design
    • Degree programmes at the University of Vienna
      • Current curricula from African Studies to Zoology
      • 26 bachelor, 47 masters, 34 diploma programmes;
      • 24 teacher accreditation programmes;
      • doctoral programmes in more than 80 fields of study
      • Fall 2008/09:
      • 52 bachelor, 108 master, 6 diploma programmes
    • Bologna-Office Services I
      • Counselling with design of new curricula
      • + support with formulating learning outcomes
      • + support and counselling with reference to issues of study law & legal implications
      • + support with challenge of modularisation
      • + financial implications and cost estimations of curricula
      • + graphic presenation of study paths and workload
      • + research and compilation of information (z.B. reference universities, international comparability)
    • Bologna-Office Services I
      • Example: Counselling with new Musicology curricula
      • Challenge: profile of the master programme
      • + research at comparable institutions
      • + feedback loops and direct visits to the working group
      • + new adapted time frames (roadmaps)
      • + organise and moderate meetings with university leadership
      • + consensus-based agreement on new structure of profiled master programme - accentuation of three major paths
    • Bologna-Office Services II
      • In cooperation with Rectorate and Senate
      • + develop framework papers incl.
      • Master curriculum
      • Bologna Compendium
      • Etc.
      • + participate in standing working groups
    • Bologna-Office Services II
      • Master Curriculum
      • BACHELORSTUDIUM AN DER UNIVERSITÄT WIEN
      • Version 06.12.2007
      • Studium
      • Studienziel(e) und Qualifikationsprofil
      • § 1
      • (1) Das Ziel des Bachelorstudiums an der Universität Wien ist
      • (2) Die Absolventinnen und Absolventen des Bachelorstudiums an der Universität Wien sind befähigt [] erhalten [], verfügen über []
      • Dauer und Umfang
      • § 2
      • Der Arbeitsaufwand für das Bachelorstudium beträgt 180 ECTS-Punkte. Dies entspricht einer vorgesehenen Studiendauer von 6 Semestern.
        • Nach der derzeitigen Rechtslage, vgl. Universitätsgesetz 2002 § 54 Abs 3.
    • Bologna-Office Services II - online glossary
    • Bologna-Office Services III
      • BO acts as moderator of communication processes
      • + Organisation of Expert Workshops and Bologna events
      • (e.g. Forum European Higher Education Area)
      • + Organisation and hosting of communication processes between stakeholders of curricular development: Rectorate, Senate, Curricular Commission, Curricular Working Groups, Study Programme Directors
      • > A workload we underestimated: Bologna calls for a refocusing - are internal information and communication pathways still adequate and effective?
    • Bologna-Office Services III
      • Website featuring current information
      • Pool of information at http://bologna.univie.ac.at/
      • As an institutional Bologna memory - dynamics change - instrumental to have a solid data base
      • featuring:
      • + working paper on curricula development
      • + Glossary on the Bologna Reforms (as translated by the University of Vienna)
      • + Interviews with international experts
      • + news on the current Bologna developments
    • Project finalisation 2008 I
      • Counselling and support of the faculties
      • Organisation and management of Bologna informationm events and information strategies geared at the ‚university public‘ - to further boost awareness of Bologna Reforms
      • Initiate and host inner-university communication processes
      • Knowledge management of best practice and experiences of implementing Bologna at the University of Vienna
    • Project finalisation 2008 II
      • Crossroads and relais between zwischen european, national and local institutions working on and within the Bologna Process
      • Research activities on current topics of the Bologna Process: PhD, workload studies, employability
      • Accompany implementation process of new curricula as well as organisation of further feedback loops for those curricula still pending accreditation by the Curricula Commission
      • Operational support for inner-university working groups: working group on coordination of teaching strategies, steering group on the future of teacher education, Joint Degrees Commission
    • preview 2009 - 2012 I
      • Integration of Bologna-Office and Centre for Development of Teaching
      • Creation of a Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
      • To boost didactic profiling of degree programmes at the University of Vienna
      • To further develop curricula to the highest standards
      • To accompany and manage new and innovative didactic models
    • preview 2009 - 2012 II
      • goal: to create a unit to support the University of Vienna Wien and its Faculties with design of new profiled curricula
      • To support with optimising existing (e-learning supported) degree programmes
      • The implementation of the CTL shall guarantee and safeguard the accentuation of degree programmes, their systematic quality awareness and development launched by the Bologna Process
      • Beyond 2010
    • Where to go
      • http: //bologna . univie . ac .at/