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Our experience in implementation EQUIS accreditation system: importance and lesson learned Maks Tajnikar. Late 90’. Realizing the Principles of the Bologna Declaration + Implementation E Q UIS accreditation system. Starting points. Global economy – international school Efficient school:

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Our experience in implementation EQUIS accreditation system: importance and lesson learnedMaks Tajnikar


Late 90
Late 90’ importance and lesson learned

  • Realizing the Principles of the Bologna Declaration

  • +

  • Implementation EQUIS accreditation system


Starting points importance and lesson learned

  • Global economy – international school

  • Efficient school:

  • More knowledge in less time

  • Shortening and extending the period of study(LLL)

  • A school competing for students and supportingthe economy

  • Highlighting special features due to competition

  • Student can create their own possibilities


Main goals of the bolognia declaration
Main Goals of the Bolognia Declaration importance and lesson learned

  • Higher education system with two main cycles (undergraduate/graduate)

  • Introduction of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

  • Promoting student and teacher mobility

  • Taking part in quality assurance

  • Promoting European dimensions in higher education programs


Does a shorter period of study lower our quality no
Does a shorter period of study lower our quality? No! importance and lesson learned

  • Good secondary-school background knowledge

  • New teaching techniques

  • Cleaning up course content

  • Lifelong learning

  • From research into classrooms as soon as possible


What is a good school according to the bologna declaration
What is a good school according to the Bologna Declaration? importance and lesson learned

  • Many teachers

  • A large number of elective subjects

  • Opportunity to choose subjects and professors

  • At least partially in English

  • Many academic publications

  • Many professors from abroad

  • Many foreign students

  • Foreign accreditation

  • Many cooperation agreements with other schools

  • Distinguished graduates

  • As much funding as possible from business

  • Career center, international center, teaching center, PR, friendly administration and an Alumni Club

  • An Internet site with all the information


Strategic guidelines for the development
Strategic Guidelines For The Development importance and lesson learned

  • Vision and mission

  • (commitment, organizational culture)

  • FELU's Internationalisation

  • FELU's Assurance of high quality standards

  • FELU's Market orientation

  • FELU's Excellence in organisation

  • FELU's Links with the corporate world


Strategic guidelines for the development1
Strategic Guidelines For The Development importance and lesson learned

  • FELU's Internationalization

  • Vice dean for international affairs

  • International office

  • Students exchange

  • Programs in English

  • Joint and double degree programs

  • International conferences

  • Foreign professors

  • International cooperation

  • International research

  • International accreditation


Strategic guidelines for the development2
Strategic Guidelines For The Development importance and lesson learned

  • FELU's Assurance of high quality standards

  • Teachers development center

  • Steering committees

  • Students organization

  • University of Ljubljana (committee for quality)

  • New programs (checking competencies of school, programs and courses)

  • Tree quality loops

    • Students questioner

    • Steering committees

    • External evaluations of exams


Strategic guidelines for the development3
Strategic Guidelines For The Development importance and lesson learned

  • FELU's Market orientation

  • Center for management development and training (CISEF)

  • Sales department

  • Defining the target market

    • Europe

    • Balkan

    • India

    • ?

  • New facilities and equipment

  • Donations


Strategic guidelines for the development4
Strategic Guidelines For The Development importance and lesson learned

  • FELU's Excellence in organisation

  • Career center (CERŠ)

  • Center for management development and training (CISEF)

  • International office

  • Teachers development center (PEC)

  • PR

  • Friendly administration

  • Alumni Club

  • An Internet site with all the information

  • Decentralization

  • Employment of faculty and their development

  • Remuneration (Rules of Salaries)

  • Competition clause


Strategic guidelines for the development5
Strategic Guidelines For The Development importance and lesson learned

  • FELU's Links with the corporate world

  • Business Advisory Board

  • Steering Committees (development of new programs, quality control)

  • Alumni club

  • Center for management development and training (CISEF)

  • Quality control

  • Designing new program donation

  • Running school

  • Different kind of events


Process of Preparing New Academic Programs at the Faculty of Economics

2000

Benchmarking study

Preparation of the “European Management” Pilot Program

2002

Preparation of programs within individual departments

Criterion: International comparability

Fall 2004

Submitting 14 restructured programs (2 undergraduate and 12 master’s) to the University of Ljubljana and the Higher Education Agency

December 2004

Approval of the RS Higher Education Council

Accredited: 2 new 1st-cycle (undergraduate) and 12 new 2nd-cycle (master’s) programs


Process of preparing new academic programs at the faculty of economics
Process of Preparing New Academic Programs at the Faculty of Economics

October 2005

  • Started implementing:

  • 1st year of the new university first-cycle (undergraduate) program at the UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

  • 1st year of the new higher education professional first-cycle (undergraduate) program of the BUSINESS SCHOOL

  • 1st years of 12 new second-cycle (master’s) programs


Vocational leaving exam Economics

Leaving exam

+ Leaving exam

HIGHER EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY

3 yrs

Undergraduate thesis 12 ECTS

MBA, Executive Education, Open Management Short Courses, In-company Courses, Professional events

(CISEF)

Experience 16 ECTS

TOTAL 180 ECTS

TOTAL 180 ECTS

SKUPAJ 180 ECTS

Experience

90 ECTS

2 yrs

Master’s thesis30 ECTS

Doctoral dissertation 180 ECTS

1 yr


Equis accreditation
EQUIS Economicsaccreditation

  • 11 October 2007 FELU received the global EQUIS quality accreditation status which is a result of excellence in all activities:

  • creation of a learning environment,

  • teaching,

  • attention to student development,

  • advising,

  • research,

  • process organization,

  • high level of international involvement and

  • connections with the business world.


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