Work in progress - A case study of transformation in higher education

Young B. Moon, Alfonso Duran

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Abstract

Universities in Spain have launched one of the most ambitious and significant changes in their history through the adoption of the so-called Bologna Process. The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) to be established by this effort aims at promoting mobility and internationally comparable degree programs within European Union (EU). This paper presents an implementation experience at Carlos III University, with a focus on their Engineering School. The objectives of this study are two-fold: (i) to share the implementation experience so that other Spanish universities may be able to adopt any success factors from the case study, and (ii) to inform other higher educational institutes around the world about significant changes taking place in their counterparts in Spain. In addition, a data collection system is being developed so that the effectiveness of the new system can objectively be measured and analyzed. Experiences with EC2000 changes initiated by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in USA will also be compared with the Spanish experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4720509
Pages (from-to)F2E7-F2E8
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event38th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2008 - Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2008Oct 25 2008

Keywords

  • ABET
  • Bologna Process
  • European Higher Education Area
  • Spanish universities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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