Modification of the general criteria for teaching staff assessment in the field of the Arts
The Research Assessment Commission (CAR) has modified the general criteria for teaching staff assessment in the field of the Arts. These criteria are used to issue reports on tenure-eligible lecturers and research and advanced research accreditation. The changes will take effect as of the first call in 2023.
Following the CAR Specific Commission for Humanities’s in-depth analysis of the assessment criteria in the field of Arts, and taking into account the opinion of the University of Barcelona and its Faculty of Fine Arts, expressed in the document sent to the Agency, “Research assessment in the Arts. Reasoned report for the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU Catalunya)”, the CAR has approved the introduction of the following paragraph in the general assessment criteria:
“In areas of knowledge characterised by an activity that includes elements of artistic creation, these criteria are complemented by indicators regarding the professional and public recognition of the aforementioned artistic work. Thus, the artistic work is assessed according to its innovative nature as evidenced by the awards and distinctions received, for its impact among national and international critics in the particular field or for having been shown in catalogued exhibitions. Likewise, significant participation in prestigious monographic exhibitions dedicated to an author is also valued positively. Participation in curating exhibitions is also considered, as long as a catalogue is published that is mentioned in national and international specialist media.”
This modification has been added to the assessment criteria for issuing of reports for tenure-eligible lecturers and research and advanced research accreditation, and will be applied as of the first call for teaching staff assessment in 2023.
In addition, and as a continuation of the measures adopted by the CAR with the aim of responding to the specificities of the field of the Arts, the pool of assessors aiding the Specific Commission for Humanities has been bolstered with specialists in the areas of Sculpture, Drawing, Painting and Cinema.