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Portugal:Management Staff for Higher Education

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Overview Portugal

Contents

Portugal:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Portugal:Historical Development

Portugal:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Portugal:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Portugal:Political and Economic Situation

Portugal:Organisation and Governance

Portugal:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Portugal:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Portugal:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Portugal:Organisation of Private Education

Portugal:National Qualifications Framework

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

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

Portugal:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Portugal:Funding in Education

Portugal:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Portugal:Higher Education Funding

Portugal:Adult Education and Training Funding

Portugal:Early Childhood Education and Care

Portugal:Organisation of Programmes for Children under 3 years

Portugal:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children under 3 years

Portugal:Assessment in Programmes for Children under 3 years

Portugal:Organisation of Programmes for Children over 3 years

Portugal:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children over 3 years

Portugal:Assessment in Programmes for Children over 3 years

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

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

Portugal:Organisation of Single Structure Education

Portugal:Teaching and Learning in Single Structure Education

Portugal:Assessment in Single Structure Education

Portugal:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Single Structure Education

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

Portugal:Organisation of General Upper Secondary Education

Portugal:Teaching and Learning in General Upper Secondary Education

Portugal:Assessment in General Upper Secondary Education

Portugal:Organisation of Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Portugal:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Portugal:Assessment in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Portugal:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

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

Portugal:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Portugal:Higher Education

Portugal:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Portugal:First Cycle Programmes

Portugal:Bachelor

Portugal:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Portugal:Second Cycle Programmes

Portugal:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Portugal:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Portugal:Adult Education and Training

Portugal:Distribution of Responsibilities

Portugal:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Portugal:Main Providers

Portugal:Main Types of Provision

Portugal:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Portugal:Teachers and Education Staff

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

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

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

Portugal:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

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

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

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

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

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

Portugal:Management and Other Education Staff

Portugal:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

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

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

Portugal:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Portugal:Management Staff for Higher Education

Portugal:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Portugal:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

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

Portugal:Quality Assurance

Portugal:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Portugal:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Portugal:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Portugal:Educational Support and Guidance

Portugal:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

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

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

Portugal:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Portugal:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Portugal:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Portugal:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Portugal:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Portugal:Mobility and Internationalisation

Portugal:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Portugal:Mobility in Higher Education

Portugal:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

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

Portugal:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Portugal:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Portugal:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Portugal:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Portugal:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Portugal:National Reforms in School Education

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

Portugal:National Reforms in Higher Education

Portugal:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Portugal:European Perspective

Portugal:Legislation

Portugal:Institutions

Portugal:Glossary

Public HEI

Public higher education institutions enjoy statutory autonomy according to the stipulations of the Higher Education Institutions Legal Framework (HEILF) approved by the Law n. 62/2007, 10 September (HEILF), which enables them to approve their respective statutes.

These institutions have their own governing bodies whose Statutes contain the fundamental rules of internal organization and operation, such as the structure, make-up and duties of the governing and management bodies, forms of election or designation of members, the length of mandates and forms of cessation.

Governing bodies include the general council, the rector (in universities or university institutes) or the presidents (in polytechnic institutes) or the director or president (in the remaining institutions) and the management council.

The General Council is the institution’s strategic management body, responsible for approving medium-term strategic plans and the general guidelines of the institution in scientific, pedagogical, financial and asset matters.

It is made up of representatives of teachers, researchers and non-teaching staff, student representatives and distinguished external figures not belonging to the institution, with relevant knowledge and experience.

The rector or president is the superior governing body and external representation of the institution who is responsible for institution policy, overseeing the management council.

The Rector and President are assisted by Vice-Rectors or Vice-Presidents, who are freely and exonerated nominated by them. Their mandate ends at the same time as the rector or president.

The management council is made up of five members, including a vice-rector or vice-president and the administrator, who is responsible for overseeing administrative, asset and financial management of the institution, as well as human resource management.

Private HEI

The organization and management of private HEI, particularly in the fields of economic and financial management, is the responsibility of the instituting body.

The instituting body of a private higher education institution must provide it with Statutes that define its aims, its scientific, cultural and pedagogical project, its structure, management and organization including the titles and length of mandate of those responsible for the bodies, who should approve the respective internal regulations.

The Statutes must contain the rues governing the relationship between the founding body and the teaching establishment, which should improve the respective internal regulations as part of its cultural, scientific and pedagogical autonomy.

Requirements for Appointment

Public HEI

The rector of universities or university colleges, the president of polytechnics and the president or director of remaining institutions are elected by the General Council according to the respective statutes and other internal regulations.

Those eligible to be elected rectors are professors and researchers of the institution or other domestic or foreign university teaching or research institutions.

Those eligible to be elected president of a polytechnic are teachers and researchers of the institution or other domestic or foreign higher education or research institutions, as well as individuals of recognised merit and important professional experience.

Those who are retired, who have been convicted of a disciplinary, financial or criminal offence during public or professional duties in the four years following the completed their sentence and other reasons prescribed by law cannot be elected rector or president.

Private HEI

Those eligible to be founding bodies of private higher educational establishments are legally constituted as a foundation, association or cooperative specifically for this purpose, as well as not-for-profit cultural or social bodies, whose purposes higher education, in addition to h the legal form of limited company or SA corporation formed specifically for such a purpose.

The founding bodies must fulfil appropriate institutional and financial requirements.

In order to become part of the higher education system and operate, the founding bodies must apply for recognition of public interest for the respective teaching establishments.

Private higher education institutions must have a rector, in the case of a university or university college, a president, in the case of a polytechnic or a director, president or managing board in the case of other higher education institutions, appointed from those who meet the requirements for the same positions in public institutions, with the exception that they can be retired.

Conditions of Service

Public HEI

The positions of rector and president are exclusive and full-time. When they are professors or researchers of the respective institution, they are not required to teach or undertake research, unless they wish to do so.

The mandate lasts for four years and may only be renewed once, in line with the respective statutes.

Heads and members of the governing and management bodies of public higher education institutions exclusively serve the public interest of their institutions and are independent in their duties.

As such, in relation to incompatibilities and impediments and to ensure independence and prevent conflicts of interest, rectors and vice-rectors of universities, presidents and vice-presidents of polytechnics and directors or presidents and deputy directors or vice-presidents of the other higher education institutions, cannot belong to any other governing or managing bodies of other higher education institutions, public or private. The institutions statutes may determine other incompatibilities and impediments.

Private HEI

It is the duty of the founding bodies of private higher education institutions to appoint and remove the members of the teaching establishment’s managing body.

Save for disciplinary reasons, members of the teaching establishment’s bodies can only be removed at the end of the academic year.