Pedagogy quality assurance
The core objective of the University is to pursue the quality of the educational offering, within a quality assurance system that is consistent with the national requirements. UNINT promotes an educational offering that is consistent with the needs of the area, with cultural and professional education, and with the potential job opportunities of graduates, including opportunities at the international level.
1) Single Annual Course of Study Form (i.e. the Italian “Scheda Unica Annuale” SUA-CdS)
The Single Annual Course of Study Form (SUA-CdS) is the tool through which each Course of Study expresses its objectives. The SUA-CdS provides all the information to students, families and stakeholders, useful for:
• clarifying the objectives of the education plan;
• describing the education plan and the learning environment;
• illustrating the results of the education plan;
• explaining the Quality Assurance organisational structure and responsibilities;
• indicating the results of the annual review.
The SUA-CdS is one of the benchmarking tools of the course of study’s self-assessment and evaluation process.
ANVUR document on the SUA-CdS structure
2) Review Reports
The Review Report is a planned, reoccurring course of study self-assessment, designed to monitor education activities, assess the adequacy of learning objectives, match objectives and results, and assess the effectiveness of the course management.
The review activity is one of the actions provided by the Self-Assessment, Evaluation and Accreditation system defined by ANVUR, and calls for two different formats: the annual or cyclical one, depending on whether the objective is to assess the course of study or if the objective is to analyse the entire educational programme.
In order to take all appropriate correction and improvement actions, the review examines the causes of any unsatisfactory results by providing concrete corrective actions, timetables, and methods and responsibilities implementing these actions.
The report is drawn up by the Review Group composed of the Course of Study Chairman, the Course of Study Quality Management Group, a number of faculty members (this varies depending on the course), and a student representative.
The Course of Study Chairperson oversees the drafting of the annual report and submits it to the Faculty Council, which assumes responsibility for it.
The Review Group should not include the members of the Course of Study Reference Steering Committee.
Reports are collected and reviewed by the Quality Bureau, which sends them to the University Assessment Team.
ANVUR - Guidelines for drafting the Annual and Cyclic Review Report.
AVA - Form for CdS annual report
AVA - Indicators I part
AVA - Indicators II parte
3) Teachers-Students Joint Committee Annual Report
The Joint Commission consists of an equal number of teachers and students and takes the role of the University's primary internal evaluator of educational activities. The purpose of the Joint Commission is to ensure a comprehensive quality assurance monitoring and create an annual report on the basis of:
a) information contained in the Single Annual Course of Study Form and in the Review Reports;
b) results of the Student Opinion Surveys;
c) additional documents which may be considered useful for the purposes of the analysis.
The annual reports are collected by the Quality Bureau, which submits them to the University Assessment Team and the Academic Senate.
Document for the Annual Report of the Student-Students Joint Commission
Student questionnaires are tools used to express satisfaction regarding University teaching and organisation, structures and exams, and to point out any criticisms. Through questionnaires, students are invited to participate actively in the process of quality growth and strengthening at the University.
The Students’ Opinion Survey was made compulsory in the 2013-2014 academic year for all students (both attending and non-attending) enrolled in active study courses. Students must fill in the questionnaire at the time of registering for exams. Data collected through the questionnaires are processed in accordance with Legislative Degree No 196/2003 Privacy Code, and with the anonymity guarantees this provides. Under no circumstance shall the teachers or the data processing personnel be made aware of any individual opinion expressed by a student.
ANVUR - Attending Student Questionnaire
ANVUR – Non-attending Student Questionnaire
Since the end of the second semester of the 2014-2015 academic year, UNINT has released the results of this survey on the University's website.
5) Teacher Opinion
The teacher's questionnaire is a way for teachers to express opinions on relevant aspects of the education process and is also a way for the University to evaluate congruence with the student responses. All faculty members of the University have the opportunity to express their opinions on the educational activities and services. The survey is carried out through an on-line questionnaire.
ANVUR - Questionnaire Model