INTERNATIONAL WEEK 7 – 12 April 2014 University of Economics in Katowice, Poland SWOT Analysis for Bologna Process RIZUN NINA http://nrizun.at.ua/ PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Economic Cybernetics and Modern Information Technologies Alfred Nobel University, Dnipropetrovs'k, Ukraine Alfred Nobel University Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine INTERNATIONAL WEEK 7 – 12 April 2014 University of Economics in Katowice, Poland Alfred Nobel University The University was established in 1993 In 2005 the University was granted the fourth (the highest) level of accreditation in Ukraine Today the student body of the University totals about 6,000 students The University qualifies Bachelors in 15 fields of studies and Masters in 14 fields of studies Main Fields of Studies Enterprise Economy Economic Cybernetics Marketing Management International Economics Accounting and Auditing Finance and Credit Commodity Analysis and Commercial Activities Philology: translation Philology: language and literature Applied Linguistics Political Studies Law Psychology Social Pedagogy PhD Study According to the decision certifying the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in the Alfred Nobel University opened postgraduate and doctoral studies. To graduate annually with a set margin and on the job the following specialties: 08.00.01 - The theory and history of economic thought 08.00.03 - Economy and Management of National Economy 08.00.04 - Economy and Enterprise Management 08.00.08 - Money, finance and credit Postdoctoral open in the following areas: 08.00.03 - Economy and Management of National Economy 08.00.04 - Economy and Enterprise Management Schools of Research Economic Schools: 1. World Economy of the XXI Century: Cycles and Crises 2. Globalization and Macroeconomic Regulation 3. New processes and effects of uncertainty in the global economy 4. The finance perspectives within the economy with chaotic structure 5. Problems and Prospects of Ukraine's Financial System 6. Research into ways to improve competitiveness of domestic enterprises 7. Methodological support of corporate governance and project management Schools of Research Schools of Social Sciences and Humanities: 1. Theory and Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages 2. Investigation of complex social and market systems 3. Research on the vocabulary of scientific and advertising discourse Alfred Nobel University’s Scientific Journals The academic journal "Academic Review", which is included in the International Academic Database, Index Copernicus The academic journal "European Vector of Economic Development“, which is included in the International Academic Database, Index Copernicus The academic journal "Messenger of the International Nobel Economic Forum", which is included in the International Academic Database, Index Copernicus International Programm In 2010 the University initiated the unique English programme for Bachelors in «International Management», validated by the University of Wales Graduates of this programme receive two diplomas – British BA (Hons) «International Management» and Ukrainian state diploma In September 2008 the University initiated the first International Nobel Economic Forum «World Economy in XXI century: cycles and crises» Memorial Symbol - Alfred Nobel Planet The ceremonial opening of the sculpture composition «ALFRED NOBEL PLANET» took place on 12 September, 2008 within the framework of the first International Nobel Economic Forum. The memorial is now a symbol of Dnipropetrovsk and has no analogues in the world. In 2011 the University initiated the International Nobel Student Internet Contest in Economics The Bologna Process Topical Issues on Ukrainian Level Ukraine joined the process in 2005 Three-cycle Degree System Ukraine realized the three-cycle degree system: the first – Bachelor’s degree (4 years); the second – Master’s degree (1-2 years); the third – Doctoral level (3 years) European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) Bachelor’s degree (240 ECTS); Master’s degree (60-120 ECTS); Doctoral’s degree (180 ECTS). • students spend less time in the university, however the time for individual work increased; • 100 Points Knowledge Evaluation System was introduced 100 Points Knowledge Evaluation System National grade Marks, % Excellent Good 90 – 100 70 – 89 Satisfactory 50 – 69 Fail 1 – 49 100 Points Knowledge Evaluation System ECTS Marks, % A B C D E FX F 90-100 80-89 70-79 60-69 50-59 30-49 0-29 Forms of Training Courses Simulation and virtual programs Seminars Distance learning Practical lessons Problem based learning Case-based learning The Development Strategy The specialists training does not correspond to the market requirements. More than the half of Ukrainian universities trains either lawyers or economists The last decade has shown the change of students in humanities to students in technical sciences ratio from 20:80 to 80:20 According to optimistic scenario in 2020 there will be 1280.47 thousand students, which is only 54 per cent of the student’s contingent in 2007 Due to the establishment of large amount of higher educational institutions in Ukraine throughout last 20 years and crisis in country’s demography the number of places in national universities exceeds the quantity of school leavers The Problems of Higher Educational Establishments Bachelor’s degree is not widely renowned in Ukraine. As a rule the applicant chooses the major, but not the qualification level No one exactly knows the difference between the specialist’s and master’ degree. On the one hand the specialist and master training programs are almost the same and this enables 90 per cent of bachelors to continue education. This way the universities do not select the best students after obtaining the bachelor’s degree to continue their studies and become scholars in certain fields There is a proposition to change the specialist’s degree to master’ degree of engineering National Qualifications Frameworks 3. The process of developing the NQF has been set up, with stakeholders identified and committee(s) established 2. The purpose(s) of the NQF have been agreed and outlined 1. Decision to start developing the NQF has been taken by the national body responsible for higher education and/or the minister The Scheme of Designing of Higher Education Standards National Qualifications Frameworks National Standard Classification System Degree Levels Competences Qualifications Field of Studies Higher Education Standards National Standard COURSE DESCRIPTION BY FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION COMPETENCES knowledge, skills and competence Educational qualification program COURSE DESCRIPTION Educational and Vocational Programs Industry Standard EVALUATION METHODS Умения OUTCOMES EVALUATION STATE CERTIFICATION LEARNING OUTCOMES Bachelor’s degree 1 2 Master’s degree 3 Doctoral’s degree 1-3 4 1 Operates in Operates in a situations of range of varied but varying complexity predictable and predictability contexts that requiring the require the use of application of a specific range of wide range of techniques and techniques and information information sources. sources. Operates in complex and unpredictable contexts, requiring selection and application from a range of largely standard techniques and information sources. Operates in complex and unpredictable and/or specialized contexts, and application from a range of advanced techniques and information sources. Acts with limited supervision and direction, within defined guidelines accepting responsibility for achieving personal and/or group outcomes and/or outputs. Acts with minimal supervision or direction, within agreed guidelines taking responsibility for accessing support and accepts accountability for determining and achieving personal and/or group outcomes. Acts with initiative Acts in decision-making autonomously and and accessing with initiative. support, within Often in a professional or professional given guidelines, capacity with accepting full responsibility for accountability for self and often outcomes. others. Setting Operational context Autonomy and responsibility for actions Operates in predictable and defined contexts that require the use of given techniques and information sources. Acts largely under direction or supervision, within defined guidelines. Takes responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures. Acts with limited autonomy, under direction or supervision, within defined guidelines. Takes responsibility for the nature and quality of outputs. Operates in complex and unpredictable and/or specialized contexts at the forefront of knowledge. LEARNING OUTCOMES Bachelor’s degree Master’s degree Doctoral’s degree 2 3 4 1 1-3 Knowledge and Understanding Has detailed knowledge Has a deep and of well-established Has a systematic Works with systematic understanding of the theoretical/research Has an understanding of Has a broad understanding of theories and concepts. understanding within a defined areas of the the knowledge base and its Demonstrates base and its interknowledge at the specialized field of study relationship with other forefront of the knowledge base. terminology or discourse. awareness of different Knowledge and and its inter-relationship Demonstrates an Demonstrates awareness ideas, contexts and fields of study. discipline. Understanding with other relevant Demonstrates current Demonstrates a awareness of current that areas of this knowledge frameworks and disciplines. areas of debate in the base are open to ongoing recognises those areas understanding of some comprehensive Demonstrates an specialist areas in understanding of field of study. debate and reformulation. where the knowledge understanding of current base is most/least depth. techniques theoretical secure. Cognitive skills Uses ideas at a high Develops ideas at a Works with ideas at a level of abstraction. high level of abstraction. level of abstraction, Identifies principles and Identifies and Develops critical Develops theoretical Relates principles and arguing from competing concepts underlying communicates responses to existing discourses, Conceptualizatio concepts to underlying perspectives. Identifies n and Critical theoretical frameworks and principles and concepts theoretical discourses, methodologies or theoretical frameworks the possibility of new begins to identify their recognizing competing methodologies or practices critically Thinking and approaches. concepts within existing strengths and weaknesses. perspectives. practices and suggests analysing their knowledge frameworks new concepts or development and and approaches. approaches. application. Undertakes research to Designs and undertakes Identifies a well-defined focus Demonstrates provide new information substantial Acts independently and for enquiry, plans and confidence and flexibility with originality in and/or explores new or investigations to undertakes investigative in identifying complex existing data to identify address significant Carries out defined problem solving. strategies using a limited and problems. Identifies, Problem investigative strategies Develops or adapts patterns and areas of theory and/or solving, defined range of methods, selects and uses relationships. Uses practice. Selects and communicates appropriate advanced collects data from a variety of investigative strategies research and results effectively in a methodological appropriate theoretical appropriate advanced enquiry resources, and and techniques to models to judge the methodological given format. approaches and communicates results undertake a critical critically evaluates their significance of the data approaches and effectively in an appropriate analysis, evaluating the collects recognizing critically evaluates their effectiveness. format. outcomes. limitations of the inquiry. effectiveness. 1 LEARNING OUTCOMES Bachelor’s degree Master’s degree 1 3 4 Cognitive skills Applies knowledge in Flexibility and creativity unfamiliar contexts, applies knowledge in Collects Collects information synthesizes ides or unfamiliar contexts, information to from a variety of Collects and information to synthesizes ides or Synthesis inform a choice authoritative sources synthesizes to inform a generate novel information in and of solution to to inform a choice of choice to solutions to solutions. Achieves a innovative ways, and Creativity standard solutions to standard problems in unfamiliar body of work or generates problems in problems in familiar contexts. practice that is transformative familiar contexts. contexts. coherent and solutions. resolved. Analyses new, novel and/or abstract data Undertakes analysis of Analyses a Analyses a range of using and appropriate complex, incomplete or range of Judges the reliability information comparing contradictory range of established of data and Analysis information using alternative methods evidence/data and subject-specific and pre-defined information using preand techniques. judges the techniques. Judges defined techniques evaluation principles, Selects appropriate the reliability, validity appropriateness of the frameworks or techniques/criteria for and/or criteria. and significance of enquiry methodologies criteria. evaluation used. evidence to support conclusions Performanc ….. e and … …. .. .. practice Personal ….. enabling … …. .. .. skills 1 2 Doctoral’s degree 1-3 Synthesizes and applies new approaches, in a manner that can contribute to the development of methodology or understanding in that discipline or practice. Undertakes independent analysis or evaluation, managing complexity, incompleteness of data. Knowledge Evaluation System The Results of Research Structure of the Expert system Control Knowledge Evaluation of the Test Tasks Quality Evaluation Methodology System The Methodology of Reducing the Inaccuracy of Scaling of Test Tasks The Time Since the Appearance of Test's Task on the Screen till the Moment of the Solution's Implementation An objective tool of the complex quantitative formalization (scaling) the degree of difficulty: the statement and visual representation of the test's task; the test's task itself causes the timetable for processing the test's task; the technology of entering the decision. The Methodology of Reducing the Inaccuracy of Test Tasks Quality 1. Heuristic Algorithm of the Test Tasks Quality Express Analysis. It allows to solve the problems of complexity of completing the correlation matrix of test results by formalizing the methodology of its phased guarantee receipt using two-parent matrix* 2. Heuristic Algorithm of Expanded Analysis and of Improving the Test Tasks Quality. Includes possibility of identifying the fact and assuming the ways of eliminating the “problematic” character of Test Tasks** *Rizun, N. (2012), “Methodology of System Express-Analysis of the Testing Material Quality“, Information Technologies and Computer Engineering, Vinnitsa, pp. 10-18. (the original is in Ukrainian). **Rizun, N. (2010), “Heuristic algorithm for improving the technology of test task quality assessment”, The Eastern-European Journal of Enterprise Technologies”, No. 3/11 (45), pp.40-49 (the original is in Russian). Identifying the Strategy of Conducting the Testing Session Identifying the Strategy of Conducting the Testing Session 2. The algorithm of sequential delivery of Test Tasks in order to reduce the Target Level of cognitive competences* , which consists of the following concepts: the successful solution of most part of Test Tasks on the highest Target Level can be interpreted as the achievement of the tested level; in case of unsatisfactory results of test passing of the current Target Level individual can confirm his HC rating by passing the corresponding Test Tasks set of lower Target Level. *Taranenko, Y. and Rizun, N. (2011), The Method of Computer Testing of Students’ Knowledge: Utility model license No. 58657. Ukraine: MPK G06F 7/00, License holders: Taranenko, Y., & Rizun, N., No. u201009376. Evaluation Criteria System A Tool For Identifying The Testee's Individual Specifications Correlation coefficientK t * , t f between the series of the reference and the actual time of cognitive processes for test's task performance The interpretation of the normalized correlation coefficient ranges as a level of the cognitive confidence (CC) may be the following: Kholod, B., Taranenko, Y., Rizun, N. (2012), The Method of Computer Testing of Students’ Knowledge: Invention Patent No. 97149. Ukraine: G06F 7/04 (2006.01). Patent holders: Alfred Nobel University, Dnipropetrovs’k, No. a200912950. An Algorithm for Adaptive Identification of the Informativeness Level of problem-Oriented Knowledge System Phases of Stability of Individual Cognitive Activity primary reaction decompensation overcompensation compensation subcompensation An Algorithm for the Identification of Phases of the Individual's Cognitive Processes During Test Session The averaging forms of empirical time series of the deviation of the actual test task processing time from reference one Phases of Activity and Intensity of Activity High level of the CPQ Low level of the CPQ Middle level of the CPQ The averaging forms of empirical time series of the deviation of the actual test task processing time from reference one Phases of Activity and Intensity of Activity Specifications of the Individuals Intellectual Profile The Example of Presenting the Results of Evaluation of the Cognitive Processes The Example of Presenting the Results of Evaluation of the Cognitive Processes Lifelong Learning Alfred Nobel University launched many projects during the last few years that enabled to improve the quality of educational services and to follow the European quality standards: • “Third Age University” (tertiary educational attainment) • “International Business School” correspond to the motto “Education for life” International Activities of Alfred Nobel University • membership of associations recognized by the international community; • participation in international projects (university and group); • international mobility programmes for lecturers and students; • scientific (conferences, seminars, publications, researches); • academic (foreign languages, study in foreign universities, postgraduate training); • social (relationships with NGOs, volunteer projects - environment, charity; • cultural and sports (festivals, competitions, contests, performances); • professional (training abroad, workshops, round tables); • work (helping at international camps, physical labour, lecturing at a partner university (for our University’s academic staff)). • international communication activities; • participation in informational and other events; • inclusion of Alfred Nobel University in international databases of foreign universities and other sources; • participation in TV programmes; • communications management system; • corporate social responsibility as an important part of the University's international image Student’s Mobility The students of Alfred Nobel University take part in exchange programmes of European universities: Katowice University of Economics Silesian National University Silesian Health, Safety and Security Management Higher School University of Leon Kozminsky in Warsaw University of Hotkovsky in Warsaw Alfred Nobel University won grant of the International Visegrad Fund The aim of the project is to create an elective course. The course will intend to look broadly at the issues and challenges faced by the CEE region during transition from a planned to a free-market economy with a particular emphasis on the Visegrad group. The course tackle broad political and economic issues connected with Visegrad functioning and cooperation. It will give an overview of the EU-accession, as well as challenges and opportunities arising from membership. Objectives: the practice of international cooperation and conflict the maintenance of international peace and security the management of international economic relations the promotion of international environmental standards related matters of concern to international society. Quality Assurance The University appears to be an indisputable Ukrainian leader in international certification and standardization of its activities. The quality management system introduced at the University meets the ISO 9001:2008 requirements, which is confirmed by certificates from the People’s Republic of China, Israel, Germany, the International Certification Network The Quality of Education is the Advantage of the Modern University European award for the quality of education In December 2012 at the session of the General Assembly of the European Organization for Quality (EOQ), Alfred Nobel University was nominated as a finalist of the International Contest of Quality in Central and Eastern Europe and received this prestigious European award Welcome to Alfred Nobel University!