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1 Website: Bologna Secretariat Transparency Tools in The European Higher Education Area Viorel Proteasa 2010 – 2012 Bologna Secretariat

2 Website: Bologna Secretariat 2 Bucharest (2012) Bologna Process Bologna (1999) Prague (2001) Berlin (2003) Bergen (2005) London (2007) Leuven/Louvain-la Neuve (2009)

3 Website: Bologna Secretariat 3 Themes of the presentation Introduction of the EHEA Transparency Tools in EHEA documents “Transparency Tools” Working Group

4 Website: Bologna Secretariat The EHEA unfolded Bologna action lines EHEA Objectives/ HE priorities 4 Pre-Leuven (as listed in the Work Plan) Post-Leuven (as listed in the 2009 – 2012 Work Plan) Mobility Degree structure Employability Recognition Qualifications frameworks Lifelong Learning Quality Assurance Third cycle Social dimension Global dimension Stocktaking Beyond 2010 Social dimension: equitable access and completion Lifelong Learning Employability Student centered learning and the teaching mission of higher education Education, research and innovation International openness Mobility Data collection Multidimensional transparency tools Funding (?)

5 Website: Bologna Secretariat BFUG Workplan Working groups:  International openness: The European Higher Education Area in a Global Context  Mobility  Qualification frameworks  Recognition  Reporting on the implementation of the Bologna Process  Social dimension  Transparency tools 5

6 Website: Bologna Secretariat BFUG Workplan Networks:  EHEA Information and Promotion Network  Network of NQF (National Qualifications Framework) Correspondents  NESSIE (Network for Experts of Student Support in Europe)  Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) network 6

7 Website: Bologna Secretariat The Bologna Secretariat Main role: “...to provide neutral support to further the consolidation of the European Higher Education Area under the exclusive authority of the BFUG and its Chairs and Vice-Chairs.” Bologna Process Secretariat’s Terms of Reference 7

8 Website: Bologna Secretariat The Bologna Secretariat Functions:  Administrative and operational support for BFUG, its sub- structures (WG and networks) and the Board (minute-taking, background documents drafting, assisting chairs in planning the meeting, communication etc.);  Create and maintain the EHEA permanent website and electronic archives;  Act as an internal and external contact point for the EHEA, while ensuring external representation on behalf of the Chairs or based on direct requests. 8 Bologna Process Secretariat’s Terms of Reference

9 Website: Bologna Secretariat 9 Themes of the presentation Introduction of the EHEA Transparency Tools in EHEA documents “Transparency Tools” Working Group

10 Website: Bologna Secretariat Leuven/ Louvain-la-Neuve Communique, 2009, par. 22, par Transparency Tools in EHEA documents Diversity (EHEA asset) “more detailed information” Universities:  “preparing for life as active citizens in a democratic society;  preparing for future careers and enabling their personal development;  creating and maintaining a broad, advanced knowledge base;  stimulating research and innovation." But Bologna Declaration was aiming for compatibility and comparability!!!

11 Website: Bologna Secretariat 11 Policy hints:  stakeholders involvement;  benchmarking (universities comparing strengths);  comparable data and adequate indicators. Coordination with other Bologna principles: quality assurance, recognition. Leuven/ Louvain-la-Neuve Communique, 2009, par. 22 Transparency Tools in EHEA documents

12 Website: Bologna Secretariat 12 Themes of the presentation Introduction of the EHEA Transparency Tools in EHEA documents “Transparency Tools” Working Group

13 Website: Bologna Secretariat 13 Objectives  To monitor the development of the transparency tools and mechanisms both the purposes and the objectives (information, accountability, quality) and the indicators and criteria used (input/processes, output/outcome);  To make a report to the 2012 ministerial conference. Terms of Reference

14 Website: Bologna Secretariat 14 What are the “Transparency Tools”? Preliminaries:  having the purpose to adequately inform the decisions of the beneficiaries;  would collect, process, systemize and communicate data on diverse higher education institutions. To be defined in 2011, February-March.

15 Website: Bologna Secretariat 15 “Traditional” Bologna Process Transparency Tools  Quality assurance;  Recognition;  Qualifications framework;  Diploma supplement;  ECTS.

16 Website: Bologna Secretariat 16 Where to look at?  Rankings;  Classifications;  Public benchmarking exercise;  Quality profiles;  Registers.

17 Website: Bologna Secretariat Warnings on rankings and classifications from the researchers side  do not include in the "portrait" difficult or impossible to measure, yet important functions of HEI's;  promote one hegemonic image of excellent institutions, stimulating mimetic isomorphism;  impact on the governance of HEI's and on the relationships between their constituents;  impact on the access policies, strengthening inequalities. Directors General Meeting under the Belgian Presidency of the European Council, in Namur, September 13-14th, 2010

18 Website: Bologna Secretariat Some recommendations from (EU) Directors General in Higher Education  Pay more attention to transparency tools’ interaction with government policy;  Involvement of stakeholders makes the transparency tools meaningful;  They have the potential to shift institutional policies, behaviors and strategies  deliberate policy action should be taken;  The current multidimensional approach offer the opportunity to better describe, inform and compare;  Transparency tools will allow institutions to compare their strengths and further increase their excellence. Directors General Meeting under the Belgian Presidency of the European Council, in Namur, September 13-14th, 2010

19 Website: Bologna Secretariat Thank you! Questions… 14 th of October 2010www.ehea.info19


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