New resolution procedure for non-substantial modifications in non-institutionally accredited centres
Non-institutionally accredited centres will have to follow a new procedure for the application for non-substantial modifications that will require a prior acceptance resolution issued by AQU Catalunya.
Royal Decree 822/2021 requires quality assurance agencies to issue reports of acceptance of non-substantial modifications to official university degree programmes taught in non-institutionally accredited centres. Unlike the previous procedure, in which non-substantial modifications were validated during the monitoring process and consolidated in substantial modification processes, the Royal Decree allows application for this type of modification, in a process that requires the intervention of quality assurance agencies in the acceptance of non-substantial modifications.
With the aim of simplifying this process which affects non-institutionally accredited centres, the Institutional and Programme Review Commission (CAIP) has approved a new procedure. First, the universities will have to submit the non-substantial modification request to AQU Catalunya, together with a favourable report from its Internal Quality Assurance System, guaranteeing that there are no changes in the nature, objectives or fundamental characteristics of the degree and that the criteria established in the applicable AQU Catalunya guide have been followed.
Next, AQU Catalunya will issue a resolution of acceptance of the non-substantial modification by the chair of the Institutional and Programme Review Commission, to whom this function is delegated.
RESOLUCIÓ REU/1587/2023, de 4 de maig, per la qual es fa pública la delegació d'una funció de la CAIP en el president de la comissió.