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University of Rijeka - Moving Ahead with the Bologna Process in Croatia. Consortia Meeting of the Tempus Project UM-JEP 18094 Split, October 20-23 2005. Locations of the University of Rijeka. RIJEKA. Rector’s Office Faculty of Medicine Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Maritime Studies
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University of Rijeka - Moving Ahead with the Bologna Process in Croatia Consortia Meeting of the Tempus Project UM-JEP 18094 Split, October 20-23 2005
Locations of the University of Rijeka RIJEKA • Rector’s Office • Faculty of Medicine • Faculty of Engineering • Faculty of Maritime Studies • Faculty of Economics • Faculty of Civil Engineering • Faculty of Law • Faculty of Philosophy • Academy of Applied Arts • Teachers’ School of Professional Higher Education • University Library • Students’ Centre OPATIJA • Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management PULA GOSPIĆ • Faculty of Philosophy • Faculty of Economics and Tourism • Teachers’ School of Professional Higher Education • University Library • Students’ Centre • Teachers’ School of Professional Higher Education
Bologna process at the University of Rijeka 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Establishment of the Quality promotion office Booklet “To the knowledge based society” Establishment of quality promotion teams at the faculty level Public campaign “Homo si teć u društvo znanja” University Statute – incorporated all action lines of the Bologna process Self-evaluation questionnaire “How do I see my study” Study regulations –Organization of the three cycle system Formation of the ECTS Committee Establishment of IRO New study programs Beginning of the curriculum reform at the UniRi constituents Participation in the EUA Quality Culture project Salzburg Seminar VAP external evaluation Doctoral studies Decision on introduction of the Diploma supplement International Student Guide 2003. Salzburg Seminar VAP external reevaluation EUA evaluation visit
ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at the University of Rijeka 2002 2003 2004 2005 ECTS Office at the RectorateUniversity Coordinator for ECTS http://www.uniri.hr/ECTS_index.htm February 19, 2002“Introduction into the ECTS“ workshop Information package Information support to Diploma Supplement June 19, 2002 Establishment of the Committee for introduction of the ECTS system Decision to introduce Diploma Supplement ECTS system established Working groups for ECTS at University constituents ECTS commissioners ECTS Introducedto all study programs International Student Guide 2003.
Studies at the University of Rijeka • Ministry of science, education and sport accredited 92 studies harmonized with the Bologna process: 37 undergraduate studies 35 graduate studies 3 integrated undergraduate and graduate studies 16 vocational studies 1 vocational specialist graduate study • Undergraduate and graduate joint studies “Organization, planning and management in health care” are held by Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Economy, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Philosophy
Center for academic affairs • Organizational unit that is responsible for organization, implementation and development of studies at the University of Rijeka. • Tasks of the Center (its director, board of experts and its secretary) are: • taking measures for regular carrying out of studies established by the University itself; • coordinating activities for establishment of joint studies; • evaluation of existing study programs and estimation of proposals for new ones; • taking care of the enrolment policy and procedure; • reviewing efficiency of the teaching process and suggests measures for their improvement; • Immediate responsibility is to produce an ID card for each member of the University of Rijeka
Quality assurance • Quality assurance system at the University of Rijeka reflects the awareness of the academic community of the importance of quality in higher education and the University’s aspiration to become successfully integrated into European Higher Education Area.
Strategy of the quality assurance at the University of Rijeka • Encouraging regular discussions about quality and spreading quality culture throughout academic and wider community; • Developing, organizing and carrying out evaluation and self-evaluation actions needed for exploring different aspects of the quality of education and for focusing on different target groups (students, teachers, administrative staff, executive staff, employers and general public); • Providing constant inflow of feedback from students, ensuring that their comments, suggestions and reviews are acknowledged; • Defining quality standards and criteria at the University of Rijeka; • Developing in-house mechanisms (actions) for quality assurance and improvement; • Securing effective implementation of the in-house mechanisms for quality assurance and advancement at the member institutions’ level; • Encouraging and ensuring personnel development – enabling teaching, executive and administrative staff with opportunities for professional development.
Centre for QualityImprovement • Centre for Quality Improvement was established at the University of Rijeka in 2003 • Former work outcomes: Increase of awareness in the academic community about the importance of the quality culture Establishment of Quality Working Groups at the University’s member institutions Concrete analyses of quality of study from students’ and teachers’ perspective Introduction of orientation/motivational practicum for the first year students
Quality assurance system organize, coordinate and carry out evaluation and self-evaluation actions and develop internal mechanisms (actions) for quality assurance and advancement at the University’s member institution level instigates and coordinates diverse initiatives and development programmes aimed at promotion of highest standards in all activity areas carries out strategic planning and makes decisions on guidelines and procedures for quality advancement
Activity plan for the academic year 2005/06 X XI XII I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX Constitution of the Quality Board • Writing of Quality Assurance Handbook • Project aim: • to define the procedures for quality assurance and improvement • Creation of Quality Assurance Guide • Project aims: • to define the quality assurance policy and standards at University of Rijeka • to determinate the organizational structure and authorities, • Orientation/motivational practicum for the first year students • Project aims: • to help the first year students get acquainted with details connected with the study in the context of Bologna changes • to analyze the first year students’ expectations, • Student’s evaluation of individual courses • Project aims: • to gain the insight of student engagement and representation of quality indicators in courses • to provide teachers students’ feedback • to improve the process of teaching and learning • Research of student drop-out • Project aim: • to understand the main reasons for student drop-out and inefficient study • Workshops for teachers, students and administration • Project aim: • to develop diverse practical skills • Active Learning and Critical Thinking across higher Education Curriculum • educational program for university teachers
Bilateral co-operation Bosnia and Herzegovina (Universities of Sarajevo and Tuzla) Bulgaria (Konstantin Preslavski University) Chile(Central University of Chile) Germany (University of Rostock) Hungary (University of Debrecen) Italy(Universities of Bologna, Macerata, Trieste, Trento, Udine) Macedonia (University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje) Malta(University of Malta) Poland (University of Economics in Krakow) Slovenia(Universities of Ljubljana and Maribor)
Multilateral co-operation • EUA (European University Association) • EAIE (European Association for International Education) • CEI(Central European Initiative) • UniAdrion Network (Network of the Universities of the Adriatic and Ionian Basin) • Rectors' Conference of Alps-Adria Community Member Countries • Danube Rectors' Conference • DAAAM (Danube Adria Association for Automation and Manufacturing, Vienna), • MIB (Consorzio Master in International Business, Trieste).
Engagement in the activities of the UniAdrion Network • UNIRI coordinator since 2002: • Workshop “Sustainable Tourism and Transport Development in the Adriatic-Ionian Region: Seaports and Urban Attractiveness”, Ravenna, 2002 • Workshop “Promotion of Sustainable Tourism and Quality in Adrion”, Opatija, 2003 • Publication “Sustainable Tourism & Transport Development in Adrion”, 2004 WG 3 Cultural Tourism and Development TUR ADRION WG 4 Economy, Communication, Ports and Economic Relations MaEST Within the program Master in Economics for a Sustainable Transport Development (MaEST) plans to organize a two week summer school in Rijeka – host Faculty of Maritime Studies • UNIRI – a national FOCAL POINT for CROATIA: • Meeting in Bologna (2002) to evaluate the equipment needs and standards • Training course in Bologna (2003) on “Use of Multimedia Technologies” • “UniAdrion Course for the Management of Focal Point Stations” in Bologna, 2004 • UNIRI received the equipment necessary for the functioning of the FP station • Training Course in Bologna (2005) for the Focal Point Staff WG 5 Technical Aspects and Standards of the UniAdrion Network FOCAL POINTS
University of Rijeka participates in • TEMPUS • CEEPUS • FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME 6 • Jean Monnet
Tempus projects at the University of Rijeka 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 JEP • CO-ORDINATOR: • Postgraduate Programme on Law of European Integration • PARTNER: • Development of the University International Offices in Croatia • Communicational Competence in Language Pluralistic Environment JEP • PARTNER: • International Management MBA for Croatian Universities • Language Communication and Cognitive Neuroscience • Moving Ahead with the Bologna Process In Croatia • PARTNER: • Stimulating Croatia's Entrepreneurial Activities and Technology Transfer in education (CREATE) • Education Quality Improvement by E-Learning Technology (EQIBELT) JEP SCM • PARTNER: • Teaching and Language Skills: Training Project • Strategic Management of Staff Development at University • Scholarships.info – ( VIRTUS) • Croatian Bologna Promoters Team • PARTNER: • Aspects of Organization and Information Systems • European Studies: Languages and Cultures in Contact • Development of Quality Assurance System in Higher Education JEP • CO-ORDINATOR: • Institute of European Law and Comparative Legislation • PARTNER: • Advanced Regional Cooperation in SEE: Development of Postgraduate Curriculum for Hospitality and Tourism Studies • European Studies for the Western Balkans • Masters Degree in European Integration in Croatia • Financial Management of Croatian Universities • Restructuring and Updating Civil Engineering Curriculum • MSc Programme Sustainable Energy Engineering JEP
Reforms Curriculum reform Functional integration Autonomy and flexibility in organization Flexibilization and introduction of the credit system Quality Assurance Institutional integration Third cycle education Natural sciences, ICT, biotechnology Scientific profilation Campus Internationalization Partnerships with industry
e-University e-learning e-learning Center of the University e-library e-learningnetwork of the University • e-learning manager • instructor for design • technical support e-student office e-Campus e-learning team of a faculty IT academia Web portal • e-learning manager • instructor for design • technical support University Information Center (SIC) Pero Lucin, September 2004.
Thank you! Darko Štefan, Head IRO
Presentation made by: • Prof. Pero Lučin, Ph.D., Vice-Rector • Darko Štefan • Miljana Bajšanski • Edita Petronijević • Nataša Jakominić Marot
International Relations Prof.Zdravko Lenac,Ph.D. Vice-Rector(firstname.lastname@example.org) Darko Štefan, Head of IRO (email@example.com) Maša Šašinka,International and interuniversity co-operation(firstname.lastname@example.org) Nataša Jakominić Marot, International projects (email@example.com)