Teaching quality

Quality assurance is an indispensable process that involves all those who work in the Athenaeum in which each individual's progress benefits the entire University and stimulates the healthy confrontation to which it is necessary to strive in order to make the social role played by the University effective and concrete.
•    defining quality policies in tune and synergy 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)

For each course unit, the student must fill in on the online ESSE3 system the corresponding student survey form before being allowed to take the exam.
The student survey form can be filled in starting from the date when 2/3 of the course classed have been taught. Please fill it in early! The earlier, the better, as you will have fresh in your memory the pros and cons of the course. Your evaluations and suggestions will be processed in an anonymous aggregated way and will be published on the University website according to our Quality Assurance Policy. Your opinion counts and helps us make a better University!


Organisation and responsibility for Course QA

In line with the University's actions to ensure the quality of teaching and hubs, the course is committed to continuous improvement. 
The areas of intervention of the degree Course  concern:

  • the design of training content and the planning of resources;
  • the organisation of training activities and teaching services; 
  • the collection of data and information, including through discussions with students and representatives of the world of work; 
  • the monitoring of the effectiveness of the training course and the planning of measures to improve teaching and services

The Degree Course  makes available on its website, to all interested parties, complete and up-to-date information on the training project (professional profiles trained, expected learning outcomes, training activities), the resources used and the teaching services and results achieved. 
This information is also published on the Universitaly Portal of the MUR and in the Single Annual Study Course Report Card (SUA-CdS).
The Quality Organs are the President of the Course Board, the Course Board (consisting of the official professors of the subjects related to the course and a student representation equal to 20% of the other members), the Quality Assurance Manager (RAQ) who has the functions of monitoring and verifying the correct implementation of the improvement actions approved by the Board. 
In addition, a Review Group (RG) is identified within each Degree Course, which is responsible for drafting the annual and cyclical Review Report and identifying improvement actions, noting:

  • the data on the results of the teaching activities of the degree course; 
  •  the opinion records of students, graduates, teaching staff and the organisations and companies where students undertake internships or traineeships; 
  •  the implementation of the teaching quality objectives defined by the governing bodies; 
  •  the verification of the effectiveness of the improvement measures adopted previously.

The RG consists of: Course President, RAQ, one student (designated by the student representatives elected in the student council); two other teaching staff members; the Education Manager, responsible for the didactic quality service, who supports teaching, the definition of the course catalogue, manages the front office with students as far as he/she is concerned.

Work scheduling and implementation deadlines for initiatives

The quality assurance of the Degree course consists in the implementation of the QA 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 through the analysis of indicator trends in the Annual Monitoring Form and, in depth, periodically in the Cyclic Review Report.
Corrective actions under the control of the Department and/or the Degre course are planned according to the organisational and management modalities of the Department and/or the Degree course and are coordinated and monitored by the Quality Assurance Manager (RAQ).
The Degree course appoints an internal review group (review panel) whose activities are organised as follows:
- 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 overall planning of QA activities leads to daily contact 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.