Project: 2016-1-HR01-KA203-022180

Intellectual Outputs

Output Identification
O5
Output Title
Policy Recommendations for the Harmonization of the Entry Requirements and learning outcomes in IS
Organisation
The main responsibility for the coordination of this intellectual output is on University of Ljubljana and University of Graz
Output Description
It is recognized that common entry requirements that will mitigate or even eliminate the differences in enrolment procedures at different HEIs offering programs in Information Science could contribute to the enrolment of students with different background at the Graduate level programs in Information Science. The Information Science as an interdisciplinary based field with strong social, cultural and ICT features offers programs to students with different BA background and possibilities of specialization at graduate level according to their interests, market demand (strong emphasis on STEM disciplines as well as digital humanities, where big data organization, curation, their visibility and openness to reuse, relay upon knowledge and skills of information based competencies), and strengths of individual HEI. EINFOSE project seeks to find out the appropriate ways and modes of the harmonization and recognition of the basic entry requirements that will be accepted by partners and translated into Policy Recommendation for Euclid and other EU bodies. There is also broad support for promoting the European Qualifications Framework and its policy statements and documents as a reference tool to facilitate cooperation and dialogue with non-European countries. However, the lack of consistency in the level of implementation of the EQF across EU Member States results in potential obstacle to such cooperation. In line with this we believe that our Policy Recommendations on Harmonization of Entry Requirements based upon agreed learning outcomes at Graduate level might help in nterdisciplinary based field with strong social, cultural and ICT features offers programs to students with different BA background and possibilities of specialization at graduate level according to their interests, market demand (strong emphasis on STEM disciplines as well as digital humanities, where big data organization, curation, their visibility and openness to reuse, relay upon knowledge and skills of information based competencies), and strengths of individual HEI. EINFOSE project seeks to find out the appropriate ways and modes of the harmonization and recognition of the basic entry requirements that will be accepted by partners and translated into Policy Recommendation for Euclid and other EU bodies. There is also broad support for promoting the European Qualifications Framework and its policy statements and documents as a reference tool to facilitate cooperation and dialogue with non-European countries. However, the lack of consistency in the level of implementation of the EQF across EU Member States results in potential obstacle to such cooperation. In line with this we believe that our Policy Recommendations on Harmonization of Entry Requirements based upon agreed learning outcomes at Graduate level might help in reaching consistent level of recognition and implementation entry requirements not only for the IS programs at graduate level but serve as a model for other academic disciplines.
Tasks
During the second year of the project, the evaluation of the OI 1 and OI 2 will be conducted with a goal to provide a basic material for the discussion with teachers and students at partners' universities as well as with other relevant participants. The draft of the document (A1) containing the recommendations will serve as a proposal for the discussion during the international symposium (see: Multiplier event). Modifications will be made (A2) and the final document (A3) will be prepared after the Symposium. This document will include all the relevant suggestions for improvement and it should offer a set of recommendations for EUCLID, Eblida, ASIST/EC and other professional and scientific bodies involved in the matters of the IS field as well as to EU respected bodies that work on QF and Recognition of Qualifications. It is expected that partners will propose the ways and modes of harmonization of the entry requirements that will allow students to enter the graduate programs in IS well prepared and to make their mobility activities at the graduate level much easier.
After acceptance of the recommendations the proposal will be sent to the European Higher Education Area (AHEA) which has a task to ensure more comparable, compatible and coherent systems of higher education in Europe. U of Ljubljana will lead these activities, and each partner will delegate one faculty member to actively participate in preparations, discussions and writing of the final version of the Policy Recommendations.
Start Date
15-05-2017 (dd-mm-yyyy)
End Date
24-09-2018

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Agencija zs mobilnosti i programe EU
Filozofski fakultet Osijek

Contact

  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, J├Ągerova 9, 31000 Osijek
  • taparacjelusic@ffos.hr

This project has been funded with support from European Commission. This publication [communication] reflect the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.