Higher Education Reform In Practice University of Vienna Arthur Mettinger Vice Rector Educational Program Development & In...
The University of Vienna <ul><li>Founded in 1365 </li></ul><ul><li>15 faculties and three centres </li></ul><ul><li>Strong...
  Legal framework  for HE institution Organizational structure of HE institution Curriculum  Development: Players Institut...
1. The legal framework of the UoV <ul><li>University Act 2002 : special legal status of  universities in Austria: - organi...
 
3. Curriculum Development: Players Rectorate University Board SENATE Curriculum Committee Subject-specific Working Group 1...
4. Institutional Strategy <ul><li>Development Plan 2005: - change existing Diploma curricula to    Bachelor/Master Structu...
5. Institutional consensus <ul><li>University Act 2002 : </li></ul><ul><li>-  very restrictive in duration of study progra...
<ul><li>Inside the UoV:   </li></ul><ul><li>Bologna Task Force (2005) representatives of the relevant University  bodies (...
6. Support structures & project management <ul><li>“ Bologna Office” (since January 2006) 6 experts: - clusters of discipl...
<ul><li>‘ project’ management - “basic phase” (overall consensus)  (2005) - “development phase” (CD) - “implementation pha...
inform – discuss – convince ! Allow for time – establishing new cultures  does not happen overnight Respect diversity of (...
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Brussels Training Seminar Case Study Vienna

  1. 1. Higher Education Reform In Practice University of Vienna Arthur Mettinger Vice Rector Educational Program Development & Internationalization
  2. 2. The University of Vienna <ul><li>Founded in 1365 </li></ul><ul><li>15 faculties and three centres </li></ul><ul><li>Strong European orientation </li></ul><ul><li>8000 staff (> 6.000 academics) </li></ul><ul><li>72.700 students </li></ul><ul><li>Curricula from African Studies to Zoology: 26 bachelors’, 47 masters’, 34 diploma programmes; 24 teacher accreditation programmes; doctoral programmes in more than 80 fields of study </li></ul>
  3. 3. Legal framework for HE institution Organizational structure of HE institution Curriculum Development: Players Institutional strategy Institutional consensus on central concepts Support Structures + Project Management Bologna Implementation
  4. 4. 1. The legal framework of the UoV <ul><li>University Act 2002 : special legal status of universities in Austria: - organisational autonomy - financial autonomy (global budget; 3-yr. performance agreement with Ministry) - personnel autonomy - curricular autonomy - NOT : autonomy to select students </li></ul><ul><li>Major instruments: - organisation plan - development plan - system of quality assurance - public accounting & reporting </li></ul>
  5. 6. 3. Curriculum Development: Players Rectorate University Board SENATE Curriculum Committee Subject-specific Working Group 1 WG2 WG3
  6. 7. 4. Institutional Strategy <ul><li>Development Plan 2005: - change existing Diploma curricula to Bachelor/Master Structure - exception: teacher training (law) Major goals: - “European compatibility” - from teacher-centred to student-centred - learning outcome-orientation - modularization (with LO) - student workload based (ECTS) - improve graduates’ chances on European labour market - improve (European) vertical mobility </li></ul>
  7. 8. 5. Institutional consensus <ul><li>University Act 2002 : </li></ul><ul><li>- very restrictive in duration of study programmes: BA – 180 ECTS </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> MA – 120 ECTS (min.) PhD – 3 years (min.; as of 2009) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- very clear and rigid in defining ECTS for Austrian HE institutions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1500 real time working hours = 60 ECTS credits </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 ECTS credit = 15 working hours </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 term = 30 ECTS credits </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Inside the UoV: </li></ul><ul><li>Bologna Task Force (2005) representatives of the relevant University bodies (Rectorate, Senate, etc.) + students & experts; produced </li></ul><ul><li>Documents on - learning outcomes - ECTS rules - modules (size, composition, …) - model curricula </li></ul>
  9. 10. 6. Support structures & project management <ul><li>“ Bologna Office” (since January 2006) 6 experts: - clusters of disciplines - special expertise main tasks: - counselling - coordinating </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> - information gathering,dissemination - workshops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> - glossary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> - website ( http://bologna.univie.ac.at ) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>‘ project’ management - “basic phase” (overall consensus) (2005) - “development phase” (CD) - “implementation phase” </li></ul><ul><li>different speeds for different fields - Business, Informatics, Sports, Sciences (2006) - Sciences, Philosophy, Education, Social Sciences (2007) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Humanities (History, Languages) (2008) - Psychology, Law, Pharmacy, Theology, Teacher training (???) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. inform – discuss – convince ! Allow for time – establishing new cultures does not happen overnight Respect diversity of (faculty/scientific) culture(s) – no „one size fits all“-solutions Legal framework for HE institution Organizational structure of HE institution Curriculum Development: Players Institutional strategy Institutional consensus on central concepts Support Structures + Project Management Bologna Implementation
  12. 13. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION

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