Rectors and representatives of the twenty-five universities of the Council of Rectors participated in a work session convened by the Division of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education.
In the context of the development of a National Qualification Framework for Higher Education promoted by the Ministry of Education (Mineduc), a working day was held in which rectors and other authorities from the twenty-five universities of the Council of Rectors participated.
Presidents Sergio Lavanchy (U. de Concepción), Oscar Galindo (U. Austral de Chile), Jorge Tabilo (U. Católica del Norte), Héctor Gaete (U. Bío-Bío), Sergio Bravo (U. . de La Frontera), Arturo Flores (U. de Tarapacá), Gustavo Soto (U. Arturo Prat), Jaime Espinosa (U. Metropolitan of Education Sciences), Luis Pinto (U. Tecnológica Metropolitana), Diego Durán (U. Católica del Maule), Aliro Bórquez (U. Católica de Temuco) and the rector (s) Hernán Sagua (U. de Antofagasta). Academic vice-rectors, postgraduate directors, academic and teaching directors, among other representatives from the universities, also attended.
On the occasion, the Head of the Institutional Financing Department of the Mineduc Higher Education Division, Fernanda Kri, released a proposal for the National Qualification Framework, which was analyzed by the participants.
Regarding the timelines for developing a National Qualification Framework, Kri noted that design and installation is a long-term task. “During this year, progress will be made in the design, for which three stages are contemplated: the first is the definition of the different levels and cycles of the qualification framework and their certifications, which is what we are currently analyzing and in which we will continue during a time. Then comes a more specific work that consists of defining the descriptors for each of the levels of the framework and each of the certifications. Finally, the third stage considers the design of the institutionality and the implementation mechanisms, ”he explained.
Once the design phase is finished, the implementation process will be defined, "which should consider a transition time so that the entire offer of careers and programs in the country is progressively adjusted," said Fernanda Kri.
Next work day
To continue advancing in the development of the National Qualification Framework, the Mineduc convened an extended working day for March 25 and 26, to which representatives of the entire higher education system, the Ministry of Labor, were invited. CORFO, Professional Institutes, Technical Training Centers, among other organizations (see attached invitation).