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ECTS/DS Label Re-Launch Guidelines for Bologna Experts ECTS/DS Label Re-Launch Guidelines for Bologna Experts Presentation Transcript

  • ECTS/DS Label Re-launch Guidelines for Bologna Experts 30 June 2008 Madrid
  • Rationale behind re-launch labels
    • Bologna Reports: Stocktaking, Trends, ESU
    • National Action Plans on Recognition
    • Continuation of ECTS actions under LLP
    • Informal consultation stakeholders
  • ECTS implementation based on national reports (ESU report)
  • ECTS implementation based on survey ESU
  • ECTS/DS in the London Communiqué 2007
    • Efforts should concentrate in future (…) on proper implementation of ECTS based on learning outcomes and student workload.
    • There has been progress in the implementation of ECTS and diploma supplements, but the range of national and institutional approaches to recognition needs to be more coherent.
    • Analysis National Action Plans on recognition
    • Berlin Communiqué (2003): every student graduating from 2005 should receive a Diploma Supplement automatically and free of charge.
    • Automatically? In a significant number of countries: only in certain groups of institutions or for certain programmes
    • Free of charge? In a few LLP countries, fees are still charged
    • Major challenge: the awareness about the DS
    Diploma Supplement
  • Rationale behind re-launch labels in the Bologna Experts framework
    • Bologna Experts: recognition experts in LLP framework
    • Previous experience ‘ECTS Counsellors
    • Previous Bologna Experts budgets: high percentage of unused funds
  • Unused funds Bologna Experts
  • ECTS/DS labels as part of the Bologna Experts applications 2008 - 2009
    • Correct implementation of ECTS / DS is central to Bologna Experts applications
    • Almost all applications include ECTS/DS labels, either in basic amount or in top-up
    • Various approaches: workshops, promotion actions, « on request »
  • Role NA – Bologna Experts in re-launch labels
    • Specified in each application
    • Common features:
    • Two step approach:
    • - 1 Label promotion and counselling
    • - 2 Screening and pre-selection
  • Role NA – Bologna Experts in re-launch labels II
    • Two step approach
    • 1 Label promotion and counselling
    • The National Agency
    • co-ordinates the label promotion.
    • The NA selects the Bologna Experts who will be trained on the labels
    • Outlines how the Bologna Experts promote the labels vis à vis the HEI
  • Role NA – Bologna Experts in re-launch labels III
    • 1 Label promotion and counselling
    • Role of the Bologna Experts (ECTS/DS Counsellors)
    • expertise in the recognition and ECTS/DS domain, national context.
    • Madrid seminar -> dissemination
    • promote the ECTS and DS labels amongst HEI, explaining the conditions and criteria.
  • Role NA – Bologna Experts in re-launch labels IV
    • 2 Screening and pre-selection
    • Role of the Bologna Experts (ECTS/DS Counsellors)
    • assist the HEI in preparation application
    • screening of the label applications
    • Role of the National Agency
    • organise screenings (visits). Template for assessment
    • forward the pre-selected applications to the Executive Agency.
    • Assisting / screening of the label applications will not be performed by the same Bologna Experts ECTS/DS counsellors.
  • Timetable after Madrid
    • ECTS Counsellors to promote the labels amongst HEI and assist in preparation ( July – December 2008 )
    • HEI to prepare label applications (September– December 2008)
    • Deadline for label applications to NA (15 January 2009)
    • Screening by national ECTS/DS. (NA to coordinate) (January – February 2009)
    • NA to inform EACEA/Commission about pre-selected candidates (1 March 2009)
    • Independent jury to evaluate (March 2009)
    • EACEA/Commission awards labels (ceremony) (April 2009)
  • Specific role Bologna Experts in re-launch labels
    • Activities:
    • promote the ECTS and DS labels amongst HEI, explaining the conditions and criteria -> Bologna Experts Activity Plan of NA of your country
    • assist the HEI in preparation application -> Application forms -> Your input!
    • screening of the label applications -> template for assessments