Quality of research and teaching

Single Annual Report Card for Departmental Research - SUA-RD

The Quality Assurance management system consists of four related processes: planning, management, self-assessment, improvement.

Research Quality

The approach established by the Quality Board is characterised by the introduction of quality principles at a departmental level: transparency, information sharing, verification of results with indicators or documentary evidence. The Committee facilitates self-assessment by offering support to the departments so that they can define improvement objectives according to their own specificities and in line with the objectives of the University Strategic Plan.

Single Annual Departmental Research Report (SUA-RD)

The Annual Departmental Research Report Card (SUA-RD) collects information on research and the department and society, and is elaborated by the department. During the annual review meeting, the department analyses qualitative and quantitative information on the department's objectives, organisation, quality policies, research groups, department and society initiatives and public engagement. The SUA-RD is also used for the annual verification of research results for periodic evaluation and accreditation conducted by ANVUR.

The SUA-RD continuous improvement cycle

Quality assurance in research and department and society:

Planning

  • Definition of three-year research and department and society objectives in line with the university's strategic plan and provision of monitoring indicators (SUA-RD Schedule A1)
  • Department and Society Strategy: The main lines of approach of the department consistent with its specificity (SUA-RD Schedule I0)

Manage

  • Department Organisation (SUA-RD Schedule B1)
  • Research Groups (SUA-RD Schedule B1b)
  • Research QA management system: Tasks and responsibilities for conducting the review, criteria for allocation of resources.  (SUA-RD Schedule B2)

Assess

  • Analysis of monitoring results: In-depth self-evaluation and verification of progress towards three-year objectives (SUA-RD Review Schedule B3)

Improve

  • Definition and areas for improvement: Formulation of areas of intervention identified in the SE (SUA-RD Review Schedule B3)

Teaching Quality

The quality of teaching is the ability to respond adequately to the expectations of all those who have an interest in the educational service offered: students, families and the working world.
In concrete terms, at the University level, but also at the Department level, this means setting up objectives, tools, actions and checks to implement a quality policy to constantly improve the programme.

 

Continuous improvement of the Degree Programme

Strategic and operational guidelines of the university for the establishment, activation and evaluation of the curriculum:

Planning

  • Degree Programme design: Definition of the educational needs and professional profile (SUA-CdS Schedules A1 and A2), learning objectives and learning outcomes (SUA-CdS Schedules A4 and F)
  • Annual planning of the educational process Regulation and teaching plan (SUA-CdS Schedules A3, A5, B1 and planned curriculum)
  • Teaching resource planning (SUA-CdS curriculum presented)

Manage

  • Organisation of teaching activities (SUA-CdS B2)

Assess

  • Analysis of monitoring results (SUA-CdS Schedules B6, B7, C1, C2, D Review Joint Commission Report)

Improve

  • Definition and implementation of improvement actions (Review SUA-CdS Schedule D)