Quality of research and teaching

The continuous improvement cycle of the Quality Assurance management system consists of four interrelated processes: planning, management, self-assessment and improvement.

Quality Assurance is managed by a system composed of four inter-related processes: planning, management, self-assessment, and improvement. 

Quality of Research

The approach followed by the Quality Committee is characterized by the introduction of quality principles at the departmental level: transparency, information sharing, and verifying results with indicators or documentary evidence. The Committee helps with the self-assessment, offering support to the departments as they define their specific improvement objectives and ensuring the objectives are in line with the Strategic Plan of the University.

The Annual Form for Departmental Research (SUA-RD)

The department manages the Annual Form for Departmental Research (SUA-RD), which collects information about research and the third mission. During the annual review meeting, the department analyzes the information, both qualitative and quantitative, about the objectives, organization, departmental quality policies, initiatives by research groups regarding the third mission, and public engagement. The SUA-RD form is also used to check the annual research results with regards to the evaluation and accreditation processes periodically conducted by ANVUR.

The continuous improvement cycle of the SUA-RD

The assurance of quality, in research and in the third mission:

Planning

  • Defining three-year objectives for research and the third mission which are aligned with the Strategic Plan of the University and contain monitorable indicators (SUA-RD Quadro A1)
  • Strategy of the Third Mission: The principal approaches of the department, coherent with its specific nature (SUA-RD Quadro I0)

Management

  • Organization of the Department (SUA-RD Quadro B1)
  • Research Group (SUA-RD Quadro B1b)
  • Management System for QA research: Duties and responsibilities for conducting reviews and criteria for the distribution of resources. (SUA-RD Quadro B2)

Evaluation

  • Analysis of the results of monitoring: In-depth self-assessment and advanced verification of the three-year objectives (Riesame SUA-RD Quadro B3)

Improvement

  • Definitions and areas of improvement: Compiled from the areas targeted for action by the AV (Riesame SUA-RD Quadro B3)

Quality of Teaching

The quality of teaching represents the ability to give answers that meet the needs of everyone with an interest in the instructional services offered: students, families, and the world of work. Practically, this means (at the level of the university as well as the department) implementing objectives, tools, actions, and assessments in order to create an atmosphere of quality which allows us to constantly improve the learning experience we offer.

The cycle of continuous improvement in the curriculum

Strategic and operational guidelines of the unversity, for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the courses offered:

Planning

  • Curriculum Design: Defining the educational needs and the professional profile (SUA-CdS Quadri A1 e A2), the learning objectives and outcomes (SUA-CdS Quadro A4 e Quadro F)
  • Annual plan for course design Regulations and training plan (SUA-CdS Quadri A3, A5, B1 and schedule of courses offered)
  • Scheduling of educational resources (SUA-CdS Schedule of courses offered)

Implementation

  • Organizing the delivery of training activities (SUA-CdS B2)

Evaluation

  • Analyzing the results of the quality monitoring (SUA- CdS Quadri B6, B7, C1, C2, D Riesame Relazione Commissione Paritetica)

Improvement

  • Defining and implementing actions for improvement (Riesame SUA-CdS Quadro D)