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Prium Vienna 2008 080529

  1. 1. Implementing Change: Theory and Practice The University of Vienna‘s Bologna-Office Vienna, May 29, 2008
  2. 2. A short look back <ul><li>2005 - challenge of looming Bologna Reforms coupled with ambition to tackle Bologna pro-actively and with an encompassing strategy </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  3. 3. A short look back II <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Central task: on basis of accorded key documents and framework papers support and consulting of faculties with the design of the new curricula </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>staff - tailor-made profiles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Bologna Reforms at the University of Vienna - an illustration
  5. 5. Structure of the Bologna-Office I <ul><li>Structure of the Office - currently 6 staff </li></ul><ul><li>Ao. Univ. Prof. Ilse Schrittesser - Head of the Bologna-Office </li></ul><ul><li>Mag. David Baldinger - Deputy Head of the Bologna-Office </li></ul><ul><li>Mag. Harald Edlinger </li></ul><ul><li>Gisela Kriegler </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander Diesenreiter </li></ul><ul><li>DI Volker Eckl </li></ul>
  6. 6. Structure of the Bologna-Office II <ul><li>Structure of the Office staff profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Mag. David Baldinger – philologies, PhD, Joint Degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Mag. Harald Edlinger - historical studies, teachers‘ education </li></ul><ul><li>Mag. Levente Koltai – study law </li></ul><ul><li>Mag. Gisela Kriegler - complementary curricula/employability </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander Diesenreiter – accounting, administration </li></ul><ul><li>DI Volker Eckl – knowledge management and information design </li></ul>
  7. 7. Degree programmes at the University of Vienna <ul><li>Current curricula from African Studies to Zoology </li></ul><ul><li>26 bachelor, 47 masters, 34 diploma programmes; </li></ul><ul><li>24 teacher accreditation programmes; </li></ul><ul><li>doctoral programmes in more than 80 fields of study </li></ul><ul><li>Fall 2008/09: </li></ul><ul><li> 52 bachelor, 108 master, 6 diploma programmes </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bologna-Office Services I <ul><li>Counselling with design of new curricula </li></ul><ul><li>+ support with formulating learning outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>+ support and counselling with reference to issues of study law & legal implications </li></ul><ul><li>+ support with challenge of modularisation </li></ul><ul><li>+ financial implications and cost estimations of curricula </li></ul><ul><li>+ graphic presenation of study paths and workload </li></ul><ul><li>+ research and compilation of information (z.B. reference universities, international comparability) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bologna-Office Services I <ul><li>Example: Counselling with new Musicology curricula </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge: profile of the master programme </li></ul><ul><li>+ research at comparable institutions </li></ul><ul><li>+ feedback loops and direct visits to the working group </li></ul><ul><li>+ new adapted time frames (roadmaps) </li></ul><ul><li>+ organise and moderate meetings with university leadership </li></ul><ul><li>+ consensus-based agreement on new structure of profiled master programme - accentuation of three major paths </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bologna-Office Services II <ul><li>In cooperation with Rectorate and Senate </li></ul><ul><li>+ develop framework papers incl. </li></ul><ul><li>Master curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Bologna Compendium </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul><ul><li>+ participate in standing working groups </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bologna-Office Services II <ul><li>Master Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>BACHELORSTUDIUM AN DER UNIVERSITÄT WIEN </li></ul><ul><li>Version 06.12.2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Studium </li></ul><ul><li>Studienziel(e) und Qualifikationsprofil </li></ul><ul><li>§ 1 </li></ul><ul><li>(1) Das Ziel des Bachelorstudiums an der Universität Wien ist </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Die Absolventinnen und Absolventen des Bachelorstudiums an der Universität Wien sind befähigt [] erhalten [], verfügen über [] </li></ul><ul><li>Dauer und Umfang </li></ul><ul><li>§ 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Der Arbeitsaufwand für das Bachelorstudium beträgt 180 ECTS-Punkte. Dies entspricht einer vorgesehenen Studiendauer von 6 Semestern. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nach der derzeitigen Rechtslage, vgl. Universitätsgesetz 2002 § 54 Abs 3. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Bologna-Office Services II - online glossary
  13. 13. Bologna-Office Services III <ul><li>BO acts as moderator of communication processes </li></ul><ul><li>+ Organisation of Expert Workshops and Bologna events </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g. Forum European Higher Education Area) </li></ul><ul><li>+ Organisation and hosting of communication processes between stakeholders of curricular development: Rectorate, Senate, Curricular Commission, Curricular Working Groups, Study Programme Directors </li></ul><ul><li>> A workload we underestimated: Bologna calls for a refocusing - are internal information and communication pathways still adequate and effective? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Bologna-Office Services III <ul><li>Website featuring current information </li></ul><ul><li>Pool of information at </li></ul><ul><li>As an institutional Bologna memory - dynamics change - instrumental to have a solid data base </li></ul><ul><li>featuring: </li></ul><ul><li>+ working paper on curricula development </li></ul><ul><li>+ Glossary on the Bologna Reforms (as translated by the University of Vienna) </li></ul><ul><li>+ Interviews with international experts </li></ul><ul><li>+ news on the current Bologna developments </li></ul>
  15. 15. Project finalisation 2008 I <ul><li>Counselling and support of the faculties </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation and management of Bologna informationm events and information strategies geared at the ‚university public‘ - to further boost awareness of Bologna Reforms </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate and host inner-university communication processes </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge management of best practice and experiences of implementing Bologna at the University of Vienna </li></ul>
  16. 16. Project finalisation 2008 II <ul><li>Crossroads and relais between zwischen european, national and local institutions working on and within the Bologna Process </li></ul><ul><li>Research activities on current topics of the Bologna Process: PhD, workload studies, employability </li></ul><ul><li>Accompany implementation process of new curricula as well as organisation of further feedback loops for those curricula still pending accreditation by the Curricula Commission </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  17. 17. preview 2009 - 2012 I <ul><li>Integration of Bologna-Office and Centre for Development of Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of a Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) </li></ul><ul><li>To boost didactic profiling of degree programmes at the University of Vienna </li></ul><ul><li>To further develop curricula to the highest standards </li></ul><ul><li>To accompany and manage new and innovative didactic models </li></ul>
  18. 18. preview 2009 - 2012 II <ul><li>goal: to create a unit to support the University of Vienna Wien and its Faculties with design of new profiled curricula </li></ul><ul><li>To support with optimising existing (e-learning supported) degree programmes </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond 2010 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Where to go <ul><li>http: //bologna . univie . ac .at/ </li></ul>