List of experts
Experts are individuals of recognized standing in academic and/or professional circles. In the case of quality assurance activities undertaken by AQU Catalunya, they can also be students who participate in these procedures in accordance with the criteria of independence, objectivity and the absence of any conflict of interest, as well as fulfilling prerequisites of ability and merit previously established by the review panels. Experts collaborating with AQU Catalunya are the cornerstone of all its QA procedures.
In the case of teaching staff assessment, the corresponding review panels assign the case dossier to experts in the candidate's given field of knowledge. The designated reviewers draw up a mandatory preliminary assessment report, which is non-binding, that is then referred to the corresponding panel. In the case of quality assessment, experts form part of ad hoc review panels and produce evaluation reports on the basis of consensus with the other panel members, which are then referred to the corresponding panel. Experts are organized on the basis of six main fields of knowledge.
Applicants may request the recusal of a reviewer, a procedure which is done through the chairperson of either AQU Catalunya's Research Assessment Commission or its Institutional and Programme Review Commission. Evidence must be provided in support of the motives for any such recusal. In order to ensure that requests for recusal are handled with adequate guarantees, any application for recusal must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the meeting of the corresponding subject-specific panel that will assess the candidate's application for teaching assessment.
List of academic experts according to field of knowledge:
- Humanities: Llistat de persones expertes de l'àmbit de les Humanitats
- Social Sciences: Llistat de persones expertes de l'àmbit de les Ciències Socials
- Sciences: Llistat de persones expertes de l'àmbit de les Ciències
- Life Sciences: Llistat de persones expertes de l'àmbit de les Ciències de la Vida
- Health and Medical Sciences: Llistat de persones expertes de l'àmbit de les Ciències Mèdiques i de la Salut
- Engineering and Architecture: Llistat de persones expertes de l'àmbit de l'Enginyeria i l'Arquitectura