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 designed to detect student opinion with a view to improving 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: this is why the University recommends that it be filled in punctually and accurately.
More information on the OPIS questionnaires can be found on the following page: https://www.unipr.it/en/didattica/i-corsi-di-studio/compilazione-del-qu…

Organisation and responsibility for Course QA

The Quality Assurance of Study Courses (CdS) is a constituent element of the management, monitoring and measurement of the dynamics governing teaching, knowledge and know-how.
Study courses, in particular, are at the heart of the educational mission of higher education institutions. They are designed through the design of one or more output figures, defined through the identification of their scientific, cultural and/or professional characteristics and, consistently, of the training paths leading to the acquisition of the specific knowledge and skills associated with the output profiles.
Course design involves students and external stakeholders appropriate to the character and objectives of the course at a consultative level. External stakeholders were consulted as potentially interested in the cultural and professional profile of the graduates of the study course, organisations representing the food production industry, the professions (order of food technologists), local administrations, etc.).

As a function of the proposed project, these parties will be invited to be represented by a Steering Committee, consisting of a representation of the Department's faculty and representatives from the world of work, culture and research representing the stakeholders of one or more study courses.

Documentation relating to the Department's QA objectives and the annual report on QPD activities is accessible on the following web pages:

Departmental Teaching Quality

Joint Committee of Teachers and Students (CPDS)

Course of Study - Review Group - Quality Assurance Manager

Work scheduling and implementation deadlines for initiatives

The quality assurance of the study course consists in the implementation of the Quality Assurance Model proposed and coordinated by the University Quality Assurance Committee and in the planning and implementation of corrective actions, the effectiveness of which is assessed annually by analysing the performance of the indicators in the Annual Monitoring Form and, in depth, periodically in the Cyclic Review Report.

Corrective actions under the control of the department and/or course of study are planned according to the organisational and management arrangements of the department and/or course of study and are coordinated and monitored by the Quality Assurance Manager (RAQ).

The study course appoints an internal Review Group (RG) whose activities are organised as follows:

- annually drafts the SUA-CdS for the following academic year;

- annually drafts the SUA-CdS for the following academic year;

- periodically verifies the status of implementation of the improvement measures proposed in the Cyclic Review Report and assesses the overall progress of students' careers, based on the data provided by ANVUR.

The general planning of Quality Assurance activities leads to daily contact activities with student representatives, tutors, teaching staff and staff in the Academic office and central offices.

In correspondence with deadlines for documents or fulfilments (review, SUA form, beginning and end of semesters, examination and graduation sessions), activities intensify and take the form of drafting texts or collecting information.

Finally, it should be pointed out that the Department of Economics and Management, in cooperation with the Departmental Quality Assurance Committee, has drawn up a document describing the general outlines of the management system for Quality Assurance (QA) of study courses and the corresponding Operational Plan. This document is accessible at https://sea.unipr.it/it/didattica/qualita-della-didattica