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Slovakia:Management Staff for Higher Education

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Overview Slovakia

Contents

Slovakia:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Slovakia:Historical Development

Slovakia:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Slovakia:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Slovakia:Political and Economic Situation

Slovakia:Organisation and Governance

Slovakia:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Slovakia:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Slovakia:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Slovakia:Organisation of Private Education

Slovakia:National Qualifications Framework

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

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

Slovakia:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Slovakia:Funding in Education

Slovakia:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Slovakia:Higher Education Funding

Slovakia:Adult Education and Training Funding

Slovakia:Early Childhood Education and Care

Slovakia:Organisation of Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Slovakia:Assessment in Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Slovakia:Organisation of Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Slovakia:Assessment in Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

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

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

Slovakia:Organisation of Single Structure Education

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Single Structure Education

Slovakia:Assessment in Single Structure Education

Slovakia:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Single Structure Education

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

Slovakia:Organisation of Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Assessment in Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Organisation of Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Assessment in Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

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

Slovakia:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Slovakia:Higher Education

Slovakia:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Slovakia:First Cycle Programmes

Slovakia:Bachelor

Slovakia:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Slovakia:Second Cycle Programmes

Slovakia:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Slovakia:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Slovakia:Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Distribution of Responsibilities

Slovakia:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Slovakia:Main Providers

Slovakia:Main Types of Provision

Slovakia:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Slovakia:Teachers and Education Staff

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

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

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

Slovakia:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

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

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

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

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

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

Slovakia:Management and Other Education Staff

Slovakia:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

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

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

Slovakia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Slovakia:Management Staff for Higher Education

Slovakia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Slovakia:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

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

Slovakia:Quality Assurance

Slovakia:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Slovakia:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Educational Support and Guidance

Slovakia:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

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

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

Slovakia:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Slovakia:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Slovakia:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Slovakia:Mobility and Internationalisation

Slovakia:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Mobility in Higher Education

Slovakia:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

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

Slovakia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Slovakia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Slovakia:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Slovakia:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Slovakia:National Reforms in School Education

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

Slovakia:National Reforms in Higher Education

Slovakia:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Slovakia:European Perspective

Slovakia:Legislation

Slovakia:Institutions

Slovakia:Glossary

Rector is a statutory body of a public higher education institution,  managing it, acting on its behalf and representing it outwardly. The rector is accountable for his activities to the Academic Senate of a public higher education institution, unless the Higher Education Act (No. 175/2008 of Law Code) sets down otherwise.

The category of management staff of public higher education institution includes: registrar (bursar) and head workers of individual units of a higher education institution. The posts of management staff of public higher education institutions are filled by selection procedure. The rules of selection procedure for filling posts of management staff of a public higher education institution are set out by internal regulations of a public higher education institution.

Registrar provides for and is responsible for economic and administrative procedure of a public higher education institution and acts on its behalf within the scope set by the Rector. He is directly subordinate to the Rector.

Dean is a representative of the faculty, providing management, representation and operations in matters of the faculty. Dean is accountable for his activities to the Academic Senate of a faculty. He is accountable for his activity to the Rector in the matters in which he acts on behalf of the higher education institution, for economic management and for other activities to the extent set by internal regulations of the public higher education institution.

Management staff of a faculty is represented by the Bursar and individual heads of teaching, research, development or artistic, economic-administrative and information units and special-purpose facilities of the faculty. Posts of management staff of the faculty are filled by selection procedure. The rules of selection procedure for filling posts of management staff of a faculty are set out by employment rules of a faculty or employment rules of a public higher education institution, as the case may be.

The Bursar of the faculty provides for economic and administrative run of the faculty. He is directly subordinate to the Dean.

The term of office of Rector, Vice-Rector, Dean and Vice-Dean is four years. The academic posts of Rector and Dean may be performed for at most two consecutive terms of office.


Requirements for Appointment

Every member of the academic community is entitled to propose at most one applicant for candidacy to the post of Rector. A candidate may also apply by himself for candidacy for the post of Rector. Only a member of the academic community of the respective higher education institution with qualification of a university teacher may be a candidate. Proposals of Rector are submitted in non-anonymous form, in writing.

The Rector is appointed and recalled at the proposal of the academic senate of a public higher education institution by the President of the Slovak Republic. The proposal of the Academic Senate of a public higher education institution is presented to the President by the Minister. The Academic Senate of a higher education institution submits a proposal for Rector’s recalling any time he has been lawfully of an intentional crime or he has been imposed an unconditional confinement.

The Chairman of the Academic Senate of a public higher education institution may candidate at this public higher education institution for the post of Rector three months upon terminating the post of Chairman of the Academic Senate of the public higher education institution at the latest.


Conditions of Service

The term of office of the Rector is four years. The same person may perform the Rector’s Office at the same public higher education institution for at most two consecutive terms of Office. After recalling the Rector or after early termination of the Rector’s execution of his office for other reasons, until appointment of a new Rector, the Rector’s office is executed by a person charged by the Minister at the proposal of the Academic Senate of a public higher education institution.

Rector is accountable for:

  • establishment, merger, affiliation of parts of a public higher education institution, split and dissolution of the parts of a public higher education institution upon a statement by the Academic Senate of the public higher education institution; in case of faculties of  a public higher education institution he does so after approval by the Academic Senate of  a public higher education institution,
  • submission of proposal of the budget of a higher education institution for approval to the Board of Trustees upon its prior approval by the Academic Senate of a public higher education institution,
  • award of scientific-pedagogical degree or artistic-pedagogical degree of “docent” based on a decision of the Scientific Board,
  • submission to the Minister of proposals for nomination of professors by the President approved at the Scientific  Board of a public higher education institution,
  • charging a person, at the proposal of the Academic Senate of a faculty, with the performance of the Dean’s office until election of a new Dean,
  • nomination and recall of Vice-Rectors after an approval by the Academic senate of a public higher education institution,
  • determination of salaries of  Deans of the faculties that form a part of the public higher education institution.


Legislative References

Act No. 131/2002 on higher education and on the change and supplement to some acts as amended by subsequent provision (fully wording in the Act No. 175/2008) (Act of the National Council of the SR).