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Bologna Process Trade –Offs. The Perception Of The Romanian Academic Staff

  • Alina Mihaela DIMA

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest Piaţa Romană no. 6, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Constantin BRĂTIANU

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest Piaţa Romană no. 6, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Daniel GLASER-SEGURA

    (Texas A&M University, San Antonio 1450 Gillete Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78224)

  • Kathleen VOGES

    (Texas A&M University, San Antonio 1450 Gillete Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78224)

The Bologna process aims at creating a European Higher Education Area where inter-country mobility of students and staff, as well as workers holding a degree, is facilitated. While several aspects of the process deserve wide public support, others are less consensual. The paper checks the extent of academic staff confidence in the restructuring of higher education currently underway, by looking at its implications in Romania. Based on six open-ended interview questions of 29 faculty members in Romania, the results of our study identify central themes associated with this relevant stakeholder group’s perception of benefits and issues/challenges associated with the implementtation process. Most notably the themes of process planning, accreditation, lack of information, and unexpected results emerged as issues/challenges, while mobility, wider choice of programs, improved quality, and international standing were perceived as benefits.

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Volume (Year): 6 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (Spring)
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