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Teaching assessment handbooks

AQU has worked closely with the universities since 2003 developing and implementing models for assessing the fitness of purpose (teaching competence) of academic staff. In 2007, the Agency signed a cooperation agreement with ANECA concerning the DOCENTIA programme to provide a framework, model and procedures for the assessment of merits in teaching.

In relation to this, mention must be made of Executive order 405/2006, dated 24 October, whereby additional salary increments were established for civil servant and non-civil servant teaching and research staff at public universities in Catalonia, according to which the application of teaching assessment handbooks is one of the requirements for obtaining a teaching-based salary bonus.

Public universities

Reaccreditation of the teaching assessment handbooks used in public universities in Catalonia (2013-2014)

Accreditation for the process and procedures for assessing the teaching competence of academic staff contained in the teaching assessment handbooks used in the public universities in Catalonia was renewed by AQU Catalunya in 2014. The validity of reaccreditation was set until 31 December 2019.

University Renewal of accreditation Modification agreement Current handbook
UB Document PDF Reaccreditation report Document PDF Modification agreement* Document PDF Handbook [Catalan]
UAB Document PDF Reaccreditation report Document PDF Modification agreement Document PDF Handbook [Catalan] 
UPC Document PDF Reaccreditation report Document PDF Modification agreement Document PDF Handbook [Catalan]
UPF Document PDF Reaccreditation report Document PDF Modification agreement Document PDF Handbook [Catalan]
UdG Document PDF Reaccreditation report Document PDF Modification agreement Document PDF Handbook [Catalan]
UdL Document PDF Reaccreditation report Document PDF Modification agreement Document PDF Handbook [Catalan]
URV Document PDF Reaccreditation report Document PDF Modification agreement Document PDF Handbook [Catalan]

* Modification agreement covering the 1st condition given in the reports on the reaccreditation of the teaching assessment handbooks issued by CEMAI (AQU body that assesses the individual merits and activities of teaching staff)

Reference documents

Document PDF PDF RESOLUTION ECO/1640/2013, 19 July, whereby notice was given of the procedure for the reaccreditation of the teaching assessment handbooks used in the public universities in Catalonia [in Catalan]

Document PDF PDF Guide to the accreditation of the teaching assessment procedure set out in the teaching assessment handbooks. Internal assessment stage (1st edition, 2008) [Catalan]

Document PDF PDF Guide to the accreditation of the teaching assessment procedure contained in the teaching assessment handbooks. External review stage (2nd edition, 2014) [Catalan]

Document PDF PDF Composition of the committee handling the accreditation of the models used in the assessment of teaching competence at universities in Catalonia [Catalan]

Document PDF PDF RESOLUTION ECO/2574/2014, 17 November, whereby notice was given of the reaccreditation of the teaching assessment handbooks used in the public universities in Catalonia [Catalan]

 

Accreditation of public universities teaching assessment handbooks (2009)

In 2009, AQU Catalunya accredited the teaching assessment process contained in the public universities' handbooks. This accreditation is valid until the 31st December of 2012.

University Accreditation
UB Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
UAB Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
UPC Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
UPF Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
UdG Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
UdL Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
URV Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report

Reference documents

Document PDF PDF Resolution IUE/2436/2008, 25 July, whereby the AQU publicised the process of accreditation of the teaching assessment handbooks of public universities in Catalonia.

Document PDF PDF Guia per a l'acreditació del procés d'avaluació docent contingut en els manuals d'avaluació docent. Fase d'avaluació interna [Catalan]

Document PDF PDF Guia per a l'acreditació del procés d'avaluació docent contingut en els manuals d'avaluació docent. Fase d'avaluació externa [Catalan]

Document PDF PDF Composition of the committee for the accreditation of the teaching assessment handbooks of public universities in Catalonia  

Document PDF PDF Resoluction IUE/865/2009, 23 March, whereby the AQU publicised the accreditation of the teaching assessment handbooks of public universities in Catalonia.

Document PDF PDF Resolution ECO/2905/2012, 21 December, whereby the AQU publicised the prorrogation of the teaching assessment handbooks of public universities in Catalonia.

 

Certification of teaching assessment handbooks (2007-2008)

Once finished the experimental period, the universities revised its handbooks. Then they were certified by AQU Catalunya within the framework of the DOCENTIA programme.

University Certification
UB Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
UAB Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
UPC Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
UPF Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
UdG Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
UdL Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
URV Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
UOC Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
URL Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
UVic Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
UIC Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report
UAO CEU Document PDF Handbook Document PDF Report

Reference documents

PDF document  PDF Guidelines for the design and implementation of an institutional model for assessing the teaching competence of academic staff at public universities in Catalonia (second edition)

Document PDF PDF Guia per a la certificació/verificació dels models d'avaluació docent [Catalan]

Document PDF PDF Protocol per a l'elaboració de l'informe de verificació del disseny d'avaluació de l'activitat docent [Catalan]

Document PDF PDF Protocol per a la verificació del disseny d'avaluació de l'activitat docent [Catalan]

Document PDF PDF Composition of the committee for the assessment of the teaching assesment handbooks of universities in Catalonia

PDF document PDF Resolució IUE/2/2009, de 2 de gener, per whereby the AQU publicised the certification of the teaching assessment handbooks of Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

PDF document PDF Resolution IUE/1254/2008, dated 18 April, whereby the AQU publicised the certification of the teaching assessment handbooks of Universitat Pompeu Fabra 

PDF document PDF Resolution IUE/7/2008, dated 4 January, whereby the AQU publicised the certification of the teaching assessment handbooks of public universities in Catalonia 

PDF document PDF Resolution IUE/8/2008, dated 4 January, whereby the AQU publicised the certification of the teaching assessment handbooks of private universities in Catalonia.

Document PDF PDF Resolution IUE/2037/2007, dated 25 June, whereby the AQU publicised the instructions for certification of the teaching assessment handbooks of public universities in Catalonia.

 

Experimental period (2003-2007)

In 2002, the Inter-University Council of Catalonia gave its approval to the document, General criteria for assessing the teaching competence of academic staff at public universities in Catalonia, which the AQU used, together with the participation of experts in this field, to produce the Guidelines for the design and implementation of an institutional model for assessing the teaching competence of academic staff at public universities in Catalonia.

In 2003, the AQU made public the document, Minimum standards for the assessment of teaching handbooks, the object of which, on the one hand, is to establish the minimum standards required of universities for certification of their models for assessing the teaching competence of academic staff and, on the other, establish the minimum standards required of academic staff for the favourable assessment of teaching competence.

The model anticipated an experimental period between 2003-2006, at the end of which the following standards would have to be implemented:

  1. Assessment of the self-assessment report
  2. Assessment of teaching assignment over a five-year period
  3. Assessment of teaching planning
  4. Assessment of professional development and performance
  5. Assessment of the outcomes of teaching competence
  6. Assessment of the satisfaction of students and graduates
  7. Assessment of participation in the promotion, assessment and dissemination of teaching quality
  8. Assessment of the external recognition of the quality of teaching competence

On the basis of the general criteria approved by the Inter-University Council of Catalonia and instructions by the AQU, the universities have developed the appropriate instruments that have enabled more than 3,000 teachers to be assessed up to the present time.

Reference documents

Document PDF PDF Guidelines for the design and implementation of an institutional model for assessing the teaching competence of academic staff at public universities in Catalonia [ca]

Document PDF PDF Minimum standards for the assessment of teaching handbooks [ca]

Private universities

Accreditation of the teaching assessment handbooks used in private universities (2015-2016)

The accreditation and certification of teaching staff is undertaken by AQU Catalunya according to the contents of the teaching assessment handbooks used by private universities, which were certified by the Agency in 2008 within the framework of the DOCENTIA programme.

Having passed a dual monitoring process, accreditation of the handbooks used in the following universities is about to commence:

University Assessment handbook Accreditation report
URL    
UIC    
UAO CEU    

Documents de referència

PDF RESOLUTION ECO/3014/2015, 21 December, whereby notice was given of the procedure for the renewal of accreditation of the teaching assessment handbooks used by private universities in Catalonia [ca]

WORD Accreditation application form [ca]

PDF PDF PDF Guide to the accreditation of the teaching assessment procedure contained in the teaching assessment handbooks. Internal assessment stage (1st edition, 2008) [ca]

PDF PDF PDF Guide to the accreditation of the teaching assessment procedure contained in the teaching assessment handbooks. External review stage (2nd edition, 2014) [ca]

PDF Composition of the committee handling the accreditation of the models used in the assessment of teaching competence at private universities in Catalonia [ca]

 

Monitoring of the teaching staff assessment handbooks used in private universities (2010-2014)

The monitoring and follow-up of teaching staff assessment is undertaken by AQU Catalunya according to the contents of the teaching assessment handbooks used in private universities, which were certified by the Agency in 2008 within the framework of the DOCENTIA programme.

Under the DOCENTIA programme, there are two stages of monitoring prior to the accreditation of the models for quality assurance. The first monitoring stage involving the five participating private universities was carried out in 2010-2012. The second stage of monitoring (2014) involved three universities.
 

University Monitoring in 2012 Monitoring in 2014
UOC Document PDF Report [ca]   
URL Document PDF Report [ca]  Document PDF Report [ca]
UVic Document PDF Report [ca]  
UIC Document PDF Report [ca] Document PDF Report [ca]
UAO CEU Document PDF Report [ca] Document PDF Report [ca]

Reference documents

PDF PDF Programa de Suport a l'Avaluació de l'Activitat Docent del Professorat Universitari. Directrius per al seguiment de la implantació de dissenys [ca]

PDF PDF Acord de la Comissió d'Avaluació de la Qualitat de 4 d'abril de 2012 de creació de la comissió ad hoc de seguiment del programa DOCENTIA de les universitats privades de Catalunya [ca]

PDF PDF Programa de Suport a l'Avaluació de l'Activitat Docent del Professorat Universitari. Guia per a la valoració de la implantació de dissenys [ca]

Document PDF PDF Composició de la comissió ad hoc de seguiment dels manuals d'avaluació docent de les universitats privades de Catalunya [ca]

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