Process


We mean by “monitoring” procedures of a university degree the process of analysis of its development in terms of quality of the training programme, appropriateness of public information, effectiveness of the Warranty Quality System, adequacy of teaching staff, effectiveness of the support systems to learn and quality of the results, etc., with the target of ensure the quality of the teaching programme.

This process has to allow:
  • To detect the strong and weak points of the degree
  • To identify the most problematic aspects and to plan improvement actions
  • To gather evidences of the degree pace that help in the periodical external evaluation processes and in the renewal of the accreditation
  • To give account to society of the use of public resources and of the results obtained
The main objective of the monitoring procedure is to guarantee the continuous analysis of the development of the degrees set up and to the collection of improvement proposals for the enhancement of the quality of the training programmes offered by the UAB.

The degrees monitoring process is reflected on a series of reports and in a definition of a channel that ensures its flow from the instances nearest to the university degree to the decision boards of the University.
  • The degrees coordinators, with the cooperation of the Teaching Commissions and/or the Coordination Teams analyse the development of the degree and prepare the degree monitoring report annually, to be sent to the Dean’s office/Direction of the centre.
  • The Centres (Faculties and Schools) are responsible to guarantee the development and the quality of the training programmes of Bachelor and Masters degrees they have assigned. The Centres review the degree follow-up documents, prepare the monitoring report of the centre (ISC) that is afterwards sent to the vicerector responsible for teaching quality.
  • The Governing Team, in light of the information that they receive from the different ISC, prepare the University Monitoring Report (ISU) that is a tool to analyse needs and resources, and give account of the results to the competent higher education governing bodies.
It is important to remark the fact that these reports reflect, based on indicators and available evidences, the task of development analysis of the degree and the eventual improvement proposals. The reports are not the objective of the follow-up task in it-self but simply their observable part.

Link between the monitoring process and the process of accreditation

The two processes of quality assurance share the same evaluation and valoration standars.

The annual reflection process on the development of the degrees has to be the base of the accreditation, in the sense that this accreditation has to be the culmination of the monitoring process. Therefore, these two processes have to be understood as only one: a process of continuous improvement that concludes with the external validation of the results accomplished.

Custody and publication of the monitoring

All the monitoring reports carried out are stored in the monitoring report archives where can be looked up by the Deans’ team and by the degrees coordination committee.

Since the academic year 2012/13, the monitoring reports can be consulted on the web site of the UAB: ISC and ISU. The Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency, AQU Catalunya, publishes as well all the reports on its website.

 
Normativa per a graus i màsters universitaris
- PC7 Seguiment, avaluació i millora de les titulacions de grau i màster universitari
- Guia per al seguiment de les titulacions oficials de Grau i Màster
- Marc VSMA
- RD 1393/2007, ordenació ensenyaments universitaris

Normativa per a programes de doctorat
- Procés de seguiment i millora dels programes de doctorat
- Guia per al seguiment dels programes de doctorat
- RD 1393/2007, ordenació ensenyaments universitaris

Documentació de suport per a graus i màsters universitaris
- Directrius i indicacions per a l'elaboració de l'informe de seguiment de centre (ISC) i document de seguiment de titulació
- Informe de seguiment de centre (ISC) per a grau i màster universitari
- Document de seguiment de titulació (DST) per a grau i màster universitari
- Relació de titulacions per al seguiment del curs acadèmic 2016/17

Documentació de suport per a programes de doctorat
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Presentació del procés de seguiment de programes de doctorat
- Directrius i indicacions per a l'elaboració de l'informe de seguiment de programes de doctorat
- Informe de seguiment de programa de doctorat (ISPD)
- Professorat de Programes de Doctorat
- Relació de programes de doctorat per al seguiment del curs acadèmic 2016/17