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Bulgaria:Management Staff for Higher Education

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Overview Bulgaria

Contents

Bulgaria:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Bulgaria:Historical Development

Bulgaria:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Bulgaria:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Bulgaria:Political and Economic Situation

Bulgaria:Organisation and Governance

Bulgaria:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Bulgaria:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Bulgaria:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Bulgaria:Organisation of Private Education

Bulgaria:National Qualifications Framework

Bulgaria:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Bulgaria:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Bulgaria:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Bulgaria:Funding in Education

Bulgaria:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Bulgaria:Higher Education Funding

Bulgaria:Adult Education and Training Funding

Bulgaria:Early Childhood Education and Care

Bulgaria:Organisation of Early Childhood Education and Care

Bulgaria:Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education and Care

Bulgaria:Assessment in Early Childhood Education and Care

Bulgaria:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Bulgaria:Single Structure Education (Integrated Primary and Lower Secondary Education)

Bulgaria:Organisation of Single Structure Education

Bulgaria:Teaching and Learning in Single Structure Education

Bulgaria:Assessment in Single Structure Education

Bulgaria:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Single Structure Education

Bulgaria:Upper Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Bulgaria:Organisation of General Upper Secondary Education

Bulgaria:Teaching and Learning in General Upper Secondary Education

Bulgaria:Assessment in General Upper Secondary Education

Bulgaria:Organisation of Vocational Lower Secondary Education

Bulgaria:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Lower Secondary Education

Bulgaria:Assessment in Vocational Lower Secondary Education

Bulgaria:Organisation of Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Bulgaria:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Bulgaria:Assessment in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Bulgaria:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Bulgaria:Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Bulgaria:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Bulgaria:Higher Education

Bulgaria:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Bulgaria:First Cycle Programmes

Bulgaria:Bachelor

Bulgaria:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Bulgaria:Second Cycle Programmes

Bulgaria:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Bulgaria:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Bulgaria:Adult Education and Training

Bulgaria:Institutions Providing Adult Education and Training

Bulgaria:Main Programmes and Provision in Adult Education and Training

Bulgaria:Teachers and Education Staff

Bulgaria:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Bulgaria:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Bulgaria:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Bulgaria:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Bulgaria:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Bulgaria:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Bulgaria:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Bulgaria:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Bulgaria:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Bulgaria:Management and Other Education Staff

Bulgaria:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Bulgaria:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Bulgaria:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Bulgaria:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Bulgaria:Management Staff for Higher Education

Bulgaria:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Bulgaria:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Bulgaria:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Bulgaria:Quality Assurance

Bulgaria:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Bulgaria:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Bulgaria:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Bulgaria:Educational Support and Guidance

Bulgaria:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Bulgaria:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Bulgaria:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Bulgaria:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Bulgaria:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Bulgaria:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Bulgaria:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Bulgaria:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Bulgaria:Mobility and Internationalisation

Bulgaria:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Bulgaria:Mobility in Higher Education

Bulgaria:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Bulgaria:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Bulgaria:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Bulgaria:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Bulgaria:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Bulgaria:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Bulgaria:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Bulgaria:National Reforms in School Education

Bulgaria:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Bulgaria:National Reforms in Higher Education

Bulgaria:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Bulgaria:European Perspective

Bulgaria:Legislation

Bulgaria:Institutions

Bulgaria:Bibliography

Bulgaria:Glossary

Requirements for Appointment

The requirements for Appointment as a Higher Education Institution Leader are set in the Higher Education Act

The Rector shall be a professor/associated professor and a full-time faculty member. Private higher schools shall be allowed to have different structure, management model and mode of designating their governing bodies providing they do not thus wise violate academic freedoms.

Conditions of Service

The governing bodies of Higher Schools are the General Assembly, the Academic Board and the Rector which are elected for a four-year term.

The General Assembly has some of the following duties such as electing by secret ballot a Chairperson and a Deputy Chairperson of the General Assembly amongst the habilitated GA members for the term of its powers and adopting or amending the higher school's Rules of Operations. Other rights and responsibilities include determining the number of Controlling Board members and electing by secret ballot the Chairperson, the Deputy Chairperson, and the members of the Controlling Board for the term of its powers. Electing the Rector by secret ballot and determining the number of the Academic Board members and electing such members by secret ballot is also a part of the GA'a duties. Finally, the GA is entrusted with discussing and adopting the Rector's annual report on the state of the higher school. The GA is represented by its Chairperson who also concludes a contract with the elected Rector under the Labour Code.

The Academic Board is the authority vested with the governance of a higher school's educational and research activities. The ways The Academic Board does this is through: determining the higher school's educational policy, adopting the programme for the term of its powers and supervising its implementation; determining the higher school's research policies and taking decisions on major issues as to the organisation and contents of research activities; determining the General Assembly's composition and the manner and organisation of electing its members; determining the human resources policy of the higher school, approving the job descriptions of the faculty and adopting rules for the assessment of faculty members; electing Vice Rectors on a suggestion of the Rector; adopting the rules for particular educational, scientific, creative or research and production activities carried out by the higher school; validating a system of assessing and maintaining the quality of instruction and the faculty's performance at the higher school and exercising control over its application and improvement; electing members of the Board of Trustees.

The Academic Board is made up of 25 to 45 members and comprises representatives of all full-time faculty members in the higher school's students, doctoral candidates, and employees (i.e. administrative staff). At least 70 percent of all Academic Board members shall be habilitated faculty members having academic rank (professors or associated professors), and 15 percent of all Academic Board members shall be representatives of students and doctoral candidates. The Rector alone should be a member of the Academic Board by right. Elected to the offices of Rector, Dean and Director of an affiliate or college shall be habilitated persons who, upon their election, will occupy the position under a full-time contract of employment with the higher school. Any persons elected to the managerial positions of Rector, Dean, Director of department, affiliate and college, as well as their deputies may not be re-elected to one and the same position for more than two consecutive terms.

Finally, The Rector is the body having some of the following characteristics and duties such as representing the higher school, concluding and terminating employment contracts and being by right a member of the Academic Board and its Chairperson. The Rector also has the power to render final decisions on any matters regarding the admission, dismissal or transfer of students, doctoral candidates and trainees engaged in specialised studies, draw up and submit to the Academic Board for consideration and approval the higher school's annual report with the financial and physical indicators, as well as the results of the operation of the internal quality assessment and assurance system, bearing in mind that the reports and the annual report with the financial and physical indicators of the higher school shall be published within three months of their adoption. Putting forth the candidacies of habilitated faculty members to the Academic Board to elect one or more Vice Rectors and appointing and dismissing an Assistant Rector who may be from outside the faculty of the higher school as well as convening, if need be, the governing bodies of the higher school's primary units and affiliates are also some of The Rector's incumbent rights and responsibilities.

Another position part of the management staff is that of the Vice Rector. The Vice Rector has the duty to assist the Rector in the performance of his duties and also has the power to represent the latter in any case when explicitly authorised by him. The Vice Rector organises and is responsible for all activities in a specific area of the higher school's operations and participates in the meetings of the Academic Board in a non-voting capacity, unless elected by the General Assembly as a member of the Academic Board.

The Rector:

  • represents the higher school; be by right a member of the Academic Board and its Chairperson;
  • concludes and terminate employment contracts;
  • renders final decisions on any matters regarding the admission, dismissal or transfer of students, doctoral candidates and trainees engaged in specialised studies;
  • draws up and submits to the Academic Board for consideration and approval the higher school's annual report with the financial and physical indicators, as well as the results of the operation of the internal quality assessment and assurance system;
  • puts forth the candidacies of habilitated faculty members to the Academic Board to elect one or more Vice Rectors;
  • appoints and dismisses an Assistant Rector who may be from outside the faculty of the higher school; may convene, if needed, the governing bodies of the higher school's primary units and affiliates.