6. CONNECTION OF EDUCATIONAL, RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
The International University of Gorazde requires all its teachers and associates to engage in both scientific research and professional work in their respective fields. In this way, they will introduce elements of research and concrete practical problems into the teaching content that they convey to students.
Also, students acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes through classical teaching, practice in companies and institutions in the environment and through participation in research projects of teachers and associates.
Most of the teachers and associates of the International University of Goražde are employed in enterprises and institutions and participate in scientific projects of the Ministry of Education, Youth, Science and Sport of BPK Goražde, which additionally ensures the connection of educational, research and professional activities.
Quality of study program:
1 – The subject
This document regulates the quality assurance process of study programs at the International University of Goražde.
2 – Scope
The procedure described applies to all study programs of the International University of Gorazde.
3 – Study programs
The study program is a cohesive and coherent whole that covers the goals, purpose, structure and content of the study program, student enrollment policy and procedure, learning methods and methods of assessment, as well as student learning outcomes and competencies.
The study programs of the International University of Goražde are in accordance with its mission and goals and contribute to their fulfillment.
The International University of Gorazde is firmly committed to continuously and systematically work on:
- Harmonization of study programs with new knowledge in science and profession
- Achieving compatibility of study programs with faculties in the immediate environment, an integrated European Higher Education Area and the world, in order to ensure the mobility of students and teachers, while preserving the specificity of the needs of the environment in planning, implementing and improving the quality of study programs
4 – Structure of the study program
- Name and type of study program (vocational studies, integrated academic studies and where the study program is conducted)
- Purpose of the study program ie. the reasons for its introduction
- Aims of the study program
- Learning outcomes, knowledge and skills acquired during studies
- Professional, academic or scientific name and abbreviation
- Duration of the study program
The curriculum of the study program includes:
- The syllabus is presented in tables by year, with weekly classes per block / semester and ECTS.
- List of electives by year
- Relationship between general educational, general professional and specific professional subjects
- Structure and duration of practical classes (during the school year, part-time, boarding, study, etc.)
- Comparison with three similar foreign study programs
- Optimal number of students considering available space, equipment and teaching staff.
Teaching and non-teaching staff
The records of teachers and associates of the International University of Gorazde contain a list of teachers and associates who will participate in the implementation of the study program (first and last name, title, title, load, date of last election, status), as well as CV of teachers and associates and an optimal number of students per teacher and associate.
Data on non-teaching staff include a list of support staff directly involved in the study program.
Data on students of a particular study program include:
- enrollment requirements for the study program,
- way of ranking
- entrance exam and more
- course selection and transition to the next year of study
- average duration of study
- grading and promotion of students according to ZVO.
5 – Assessment of the quality of the study program
Quality assurance of the study program is achieved through continuous review of all segments of the study program.
The essence of checking the quality of the study program is, first and foremost, checking the expected learning outcomes, knowledge and skills that students need to acquire. This check should be done through the resolution of clinical problems, before the completion of the final paper. In accordance with the results that students show in solving problems, the quality of the study program is evaluated.
Another form of quality assurance is the success that graduates show in practical work, which involves continuous monitoring and feedback from employers on a relevant sample of graduate students. The Dean contacts the labor market to obtain information about graduates that work in Goražde, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina or the Republic of Srpska and forward the information to the Assistant Director of Education, who contacts companies and institutions to obtain information on the quality of work of graduates.
Once every three years, the goals of the study program are aligned with the basic tasks and goals of the International University of Goražde.
The role of the departments in the quality control of the study program is reflected in the permanent harmonization of teaching contents with the reference faculties abroad, which as a final result has comparability of the study program with curricula abroad and enables mobility of students and teachers, and above all the quality of graduates.
The role of students in ensuring the quality of the study program is reflected in the continuous participation of students in the work of the departments and suggestions for modifying or supplementing the teaching contents, as well as checking their overall workload and eventual correction of ECTS once a year.