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 a fruitful confrontation to which it is necessary to aspire in order to make the social role played by the University effective and concrete.
QUALITY ASSURANCE means: defining quality policies in harmony and synergy with the University's strategic guidelines and reliable and robust procedures through which the governing bodies can implement them; implementing activities to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of 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 visit this page: https://www.unipr.it/AQ 

Student Opinion Survey Questionnaire (OPIS)

The student opinion survey questionnaire (OPIS) is a tool aimed at surveying student opinion in order to improve teaching, quality and the organisation of Study Courses and is an integral part of the evaluation system; for students it is an important opportunity to make their voice heard and actively participate in the life of their Course of Study, as a guarantee of better Quality Assurance.
For this reason, the University recommends its timely and accurate compilation.
More information on the OPIS questionnaires can be found on the following page: https://www.unipr.it/didattica/i-corsi-di-studio/compilazione-del-quest…

Organisation and responsibility for Course QA

The Study Course Council consists of all full professors, contract teaching staff and student representatives as described in the Degree Course Regulations.

The Degree Course Council in an enlarged session with the student representatives discusses and approves the Annual Monitoring Form, the verification of the contents of the Single Annual Report Card (SUA-CdS), as well as the periodic drafting of the Cyclic Review Report.

Further management/control structures of the Degree Course follow:

Working Group consisting of Professors Stefano Guizzardi, Vittoria Masotti, Nicoletta Ronda, Marco Vitale, for the Quality Assurance of Degree Course Teaching (QuDi).

The following tasks are proposed:

- identify critical issues and points for action by focusing on the students' questions in the teaching evaluation form; - determine how to intervene in order to solve the problem; - organise with individual Professors/instructors and student representatives improvement measures; - produce a semester report to be taken to the Course Council (CCL).

Commission for Credit Recovery for students not completing the course within the prescribed time (CoFS) consisting of Professors Maria Luisa Arcari, Daniela Galli and Ileana Ramazzina.

The following tasks are proposed:

- Front office with the student; - Verification with the registry office of the programme of study, examination programmes; - Definition of the examination committee, by contacting the Academic discipline Professors/instructors and/or those with the necessary expertise.

The Syllabus Working Group (Syl) consists of Professors Elena Borra, Elena Ferrari, Francesco Pogliacomi and student representatives.

The following tasks are proposed:

- checking the compilation of the Syllabus platform in compliance with the guidelines that emerged at the last CP-CPDS meeting; - Coordinating with teaching staff for any additions.

Minutes CCL 27/09/2018; CCL 30/10/2018

Work scheduling and implementation deadlines for initiatives

The ways and timescales in which the QA management responsibilities of the Degree Course are exercised and actions are planned are reported.
The Degree Course has re-evaluated the following activities with the indicated deadlines:
- survey on the demand for training (involvement of stakeholders), every year by 31 December;
- definition/updating 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 the teaching programmes, every year by 31 July;
- updating of the teaching syllabus for the following academic year, every year by 31 July
- evaluation, by the RAQ, of the students' questionnaires, every year by 31 October;
- compilation of the SUA-CdS, every year in accordance with ministerial deadlines, normally between the end of May and the beginning of June;
- compilation of the Annual Monitoring Form, every year by 31 October;
- meetings of the Review Group to monitor actions and propose improvement initiatives, at least three a year.
In particular, the Review Group met to analyse the demand for training and the possible redesigning of the course catalogue, the annual report of the Evaluation Committee, the monitoring of drop-outs and proposals for improvement (didactic tutoring), the analysis of the report of the Joint Committee of Teachers and Students, the preparation of the SUA-CdS, the harmonisation of the syllabuses, the updating of the teaching schedules, the preparation of the Prospectus, the analysis of the results of the student opinion survey, the analysis of the Course of Study indicators together with the preparation of the Annual Monitoring Form, the assessment of the status of the actions reported in the Cyclic Review Report.

Composition of the Review Group

Last Act of Appointment Minutes of the Degree Course Council of 20 January 2022.
- Prof.ssa Giuliana Gobbi (Course President)
- Prof.ssa Elena Ferrari (RAQ)
- Sig.ra Maria Lucrezia Giorgetta (Education Manager)
- Sig.ra Igni Mani, Jose Caronno (Student Representative)
- Prof.ssa Elena Borra
- Prof. Cosimo Costantino
- Prof.ssa Daniela Galli
- Prof. Prisco Mirandola
- Prof.ssa Cesira Isabella Maria Pasquarella
- Prof. Davide Ponzi
- Prof.ssa Ileana Ramazzina
- Prof. Giancarlo Condello