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1 Implementation of the Twents Onderwijs Model: Implications for current ES students 4-6-2013

2 What is the Twents Onderwijs Model (TOM)? The new programme: European Public Administration (EPA) Implications for current ES students Planning Questions?

3 TOM Main reason for new curricula: low success rates (high drop out, considerable delay in study process) Main characteristics TOM: Integrated modules of 15 EC will replace stand-alone courses (of 5 EC each) Project-based Studieload: 40 hrs/week (currently appr. 25 hrs/week) 1st quarter2nd quarter3 rd quarter4th quarter Year 1Module 1Module 2Module 3Module 4 Year 2Module 5Module 6Optional programme module 1 Optional programme module 2 Year 3Elective 1Elective 2Final assignment

4 TOM & EPA Currently we have two BSc programmes: Bestuurskunde (Dutch) and European Studies (English) Both programmes run under the accreditation for Public Administration ES is a spin-off (daughter) of the original Bestuurskunde programme BSK and European Studies will be integrated into one English-language programme: European Public Administration Basic characterics of the programmes (= Twente-approach to public administration) remain unchanged...

5 European Public Administration: A.Is multi-disciplinary: economics, law, political science, sociology B.Pays a lot of attention to research methods and methods for policy analysis & design C.Is not just about government, but is about multi-level governance (global > EU > national > regional > local) D.Is about multi-actor governance (public-private networks/partnerships) E.Pays attention to public management (management of public organizations)

6 The programme EPA consists of three years -6 core modules (1 ½ year), emphasis on proper introduction into the four core disciplines + general governance domain -Large optional part (1 year) -Specialization in level of governance: global, European, national/regional/local -Possibility to strengthen your research & professional skills -Possibility to do an internship -Possibility for a –foreign- exchange programme -Thesis semester (½ year)

7 Structure of European Public Administration 1st quarter2nd quarter3 rd quarter4th quarter Yr 1Core Module 1 The modern state Core Module 2 European integration Core Module 3 Policy analysis, design & implementation Core Module 4 Public meets private Yr 2Core Module 5 Public management Core Module 6 Comparative public governance Optional programme modules Global governance (1 + 2) European governance (1+2) (Sub-)national governance (1+2) Yr 3Elective modules Advanced research skills & Advanced professional skills Internship Exchange programme Thesis semester

8 Multi-disciplinary project themes ModuleProject theme CoreThe nation state European integration & globalisation Policy analysis, design & implementation Public-private partnerships Public management Comparative public governance Constitutions Immigration Energy Regional innovation Public procurement/purchasing Employment policies OptionalGlobal governance (1) European governance (1) (Sub-)national governance (1) Global governance (2) European governance (2) (Sub-)national governance (2) Advanced professional skills Advanced research skills Millennium goals/poverty Eurozone crisis Rebuilding Roombeek Conflict resolution & peacekeeping The EU and its neighbours Public safety & technology International negotiations Income surveys

9 Implications for current ES students EPA will start in September 2013 (1st year) and is then phased-in (2nd year in 2014-2015, 3rd year in 2015-2016) Current cohorts of students (who started in September 2012 or before) will follow theirown old programme, which will be phased-out What happens to the courses from the old ES programme? 2012-2013: 1 st year courses are offered for the last time 2013-2014: 2 nd year courses will be offered for the last time 2014-2015: 3 rd year courses (including UT-minors) will be offered for the last time Re-takes 1 st year courses in 2013-2014, of 2 nd year courses in 2014-2015, of 3 rd year courses in 2015-2016

10 Note: study-plan needed in the case of 3 rd take! More generally: contact the study counsellor early (end of Summer 2013) in case you still have unfinished courses (this goes for 2 nd and 3 rd year students as well) To be decided (after BSA, early September 2013): bezemklassen = extra offer of teaching (lectures and/or tutorials) for those courses that are still left for a large group of students In addition: individual tailor-made solutions: -Capita selecta courses (individual finalization of courses under supervision of teacher, by means of a paper or oral exam) -Participation in (parts of) EPA modules -Student can be completely transferred to the new EPA programme (if possible with partial exemptions)

11 Diploma & diploma supplement Currently: -Diploma Bestuurskunde (track: European Studies) -Additional information in so-called diploma supplement As from 1/9/2013 (for all students graduating!) -Diploma: European Public Administration -Additional information in so-called diploma supplement Propaedeuse will no longer be part of new EPA curriculum But current students can get a P-diploma (deadline: Sept. 1, 2014)

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