Teaching quality

Quality Assurance is an indispensable process that involves all those who work in the University, in which each individual's progress benefits the entire University and stimulates the kind of fruitful debate the university must aspire to in order to ensure its social role is effective and tangible.
QUALITY ASSURANCE means: defining quality policies that are aligned with the University's strategic directions, and reliable and robust procedures through which the governing bodies can implement them; implementing activities to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in all the University's internal processes, first and foremost in the service of the quality of education and research; creating awareness in all those who work in the University so that everyone's tasks are carried out competently and promptly, the services provided are effective, and a record is kept of what has been done to monitor and measure results.
For more information on Quality Assurance, please consult this page: https://www.unipr.it/AQ

Student Opinion Survey Questionnaire (OPIS)

The Student Opinion Survey Questionnaire (OPIS) is a tool designed to detect student opinion with a view to improving teaching, quality and the organisation of degree courses and is an integral part of the assessment system; for students it is an important opportunity to make their voices heard and actively participate in the life of their course, as a guarantee of better Quality Assurance: for this reason the University recommends that it is filled in punctually and accurately.
For more information on OPIS questionnaires, please visit the following page: https://www.unipr.it/didattica/i-corsi-di-studio/compilazione-del-quest….

Organisation and responsibility for Course QA

The Quality Assurance of the Degree Course is a constituent element of the management, monitoring and measurement of the dynamics governing teaching, knowledge and know-how.

The course is designed around the profile of the ideal graduate, defined by scientific, cultural and/or professional characteristics and, consistently, the training paths leading to the acquisition of the specific knowledge and skills associated with the profile of Orthoptist and Ophthalmic Assistant.
Course design must involve the students and external stakeholders most appropriate to the character and objectives of the course itself. The degree course's external stakeholders include all actors and organisations and institutions potentially interested in the cultural and professional profile of graduates from the degree. Stakeholders may be represented by a Steering Committee, comprising a representation of the course faculty and representatives from the world of work, culture and research.
The Course Council, through its President, is also responsible for the information reported in the following ANVUR documents: Single Annual Course Report Card (SUA-CdS), Annual Monitoring Form (SMA), Cyclical Review Report.
To this end, each degree course sets up a Review Group (RG) made up of figures from within the course itself, able to contribute to the evaluation of the course from different points of view (teaching staff, technical-administrative staff, students). The Review Group has the task of guiding the course towards the goals of continually improving its results. The RG manages the process of self-evaluation, i.e. the process by which the degree course monitors its own performance and assesses its own results, also in accordance with the guidelines established by ANVUR.
The work of the Review Group takes the form of the compilation of an Annual Monitoring Form and the drafting of the Cyclical Review Report, which is discussed within the relevant Course Council and forwarded to the University Quality Assurance Body (PQA) and the University Evaluation Committee.
Finally, the Quality Assurance Manager (RAQ) has the function of monitoring and verifying the correct implementation of the improvement actions approved by the Course Council. The RAQ is selected from among the teaching staff of the degree course.


Work scheduling and implementation deadlines for initiatives

Planning, at Degree Course level, concerns the following activities and deadlines:
survey on the demand for training (involvement of stakeholders): every year by 31 December; definition/update of training objectives: every year by 31 January;
redesigning of the course catalogue: every year, if necessary, within the ministerial deadlines for the modification of the organisational frameworks;
harmonisation of course unit syllabi: every year by 31 July;
updating of the course unit syllabi for the following academic year: every year by 15 July;
evaluation, by the RAQ, of the students' questionnaires: every year by 31 October;
compilation of the Single Annual Course Report Card (SUA-CdS): every year according to ministerial deadlines, between the end of May and the beginning of June;
compilation of the Annual Monitoring Form (SMA): every year by 31 October;
meetings of the Review Group aimed at monitoring actions and proposing improvement initiatives.
There are at least three Review Group meetings per year:
once in January - analysis of the survey on the demand for training and possible redesign of the course catalogue, analysis of the Evaluation Committee's annual report, monitoring of drop-outs and proposals for improvement (didactic tutoring) - once in March/April - analysis of the report of the Joint Professor/Instructor and Student Committee, preparation of the SUA-CdS, harmonisation of programmes, updating of the syllabus, preparation of the Prospectus; - once in September/October - analysis of the results of the student opinion survey, analysis of the degree course indicators and preparation of the Annual Monitoring Form, assessment of the status of the actions reported in the  Cyclical Review Report, preparation of the Single Annual Course Report Card.