best practice-Club „Familie in der Hochschule“ -
Instrumente und Ansätze
für familienorientierte HochschulenThe Family in Higher Education Institutions best practice club was founded in 2008 by the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Federal Commissioner for the new Länder and the CHE Centre for Higher Education Development. Eight German higher education institutions (Freie Universität Berlin, Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Fachhochschule Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Fachhochschule Potsdam and Hochschule Wismar) received prizes from a jury for their concepts for the further development of a family-orientated higher education institution. The proposed measures could be implemented from 2008 to 2010 thanks to funding provided by the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Federal Commissioner for the new Länder. The projects included a transition to a more family-orientated approach, i.e. to a more flexible organisation of study and examination procedures, working and researching with families, and new, family-orientated higher education institution management and steering instruments. The results led to the development of manuals and guidelines that can help other higher education institutions to implement and operate a family-orientated policy. This provides a comprehensive and detailed set of tools for family-oriented higher education institutions. This paper documents both the work of the best practice club and the project results.