Quality in Teaching
Quality Assurance (QA) in Teaching is the process that, by defining objectives, concrete actions and checks, allows the University to constantly improve its academic offering in compliance with its quality policy.
The System for Quality Assurance in Teaching has the following key objectives:
- to guarantee that the quality of teaching is well documented, so that it may be verified and assessed;
- to facilitate access to information, making it clear and easy to understand for students, families and representatives of the job world;
- to promote the continuous improvement of Study Programmes.
Pursuant to current legislation, a two-step accreditation procedure applies to Study Programmes:
- mandatory initial accreditation by 15 June of each academic year
- periodic accreditation every three years, to confirm that the educational offering is sustainable and in line with teaching, research, structural, organizational, economic-financial and quality assurance requirements.
The Quality Assurance Board and Independent Evaluation Unit also play a fundamental role in the Quality Assurance process.
The AVA (Self-assessment – Periodic Evaluation – Accreditation) system undertakes to make the self-assessment, periodic evaluation and accreditation of study programmes and their sites more effective, efficient and, at the same time, more manageable for Universities and for ANVUR itself.
A positive evaluation translates into accreditation, which is the result of a process by which a University (together with its Degree Programmes) is declared to meet the Quality Requirements for carrying out its institutional functions (Initial Accreditation) or to keep satisfying these requirements (Periodic Accreditation).
The following measures have been implemented to foster the quality of the Degree Programmes:
- preparation of the Monitoring report form that must be completed for all Degree Programmes as a self-assessment report;
- preparation of the Annual study programme datasheet (SUA-CdS) that must be completed each year for each Degree Programme with all the information and data on the programme, which is the key reference document for accreditation;
- preparation of the Annual report of the teaching staff-student Joint Committee;
- preparation of the Cyclical Review.