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Description and justification of the updates/modifications of the curriculum.In the Guide for Monitoring university degrees of the AVAP, are defined the standards in which this evaluation is based and are the following:

1.- Information for society and prospective students

In the Guide for Monitoring university degrees of the AVAP, are defined the standards in which this evaluation is based and are the following:

The University publishes on its website the information about the monitored official degree, the needs of prospective students and the visibility of information relevant for society.

Aspects to evaluate:

  • Description of the degree, which includes its name, credits, centers where is taught and places offered.
  • General and specific competencies developed by the degree.
  • If necessary, to specify the professional attributions obtained when completing the degree (only in case of a degree linked with a regulated profession).
  • Specification of the   academic pathway/ specialties developed by the degree, if it is pointed out in the Curriculum.
  • Continuance standards
  • Recognition and credits transfer regulations
  • Entrance profile (entrance and admission requirements to the degree, Special university entrance examinations, if necessary)
  • Enrolment previous information (documents to submit, deadlines, etc.)
  • Verification report by ANECA and AVAP report and its recommendations


2. Information on the development and operation of the degree Aspects to evaluate:

Aspects to evaluate:

  • Availability and adequacy of teaching guides (competencies, contents, methodology, teaching language, assessment system, bibliography, etc.)
  • Time planning of teaching which includes the structure of the curriculum, timetables, rooms.
  • List of professors who teach the subjects, indicating their teaching category.
  • How the former curriculum is phased out and the implementation of adaptation courses.
  • Work placements information (credits, organisation, type of companies, tutors profiles …) if is pointed out in the curriculum.
  • Explanation of the development of the Undergraduate Degree final projects (organisation, type of tutor, defence and presentation criteria of the project, type of project)
  • Students’ mobility (mobility organisation by degrees, centres, exchange programmes…)
  • Achievement of the competencies established in the curriculum of the degree (procedural established in the degree for assessing the progress and learning outcomes of students)
    • Regarding this, a large number of Undergraduate Degree final projects could be requested, in order to find the evidences needed for justifying that students have acquired the competencies/learning outcomes established.

 3.- Curriculum updates/modifications

Aspects to evaluate: 

  •  Description and justification of the updates/modifications of the curriculum.

4.- Recommendations outlined in the external evaluation reports

Aspects to evaluate 

  • Actions developed for the recommendations proposed in the verification report and the AVAP if necessary.
  • Actions carried out for the recommendations established in the monitoring reports prepared by the AVAP.


5.- Evaluation of the implementation of the Internal Quality Assurance System (SGIQ)

Aspects to evaluate:

  • Development of the Internal Quality Assurance System, in relation to the degree under monitoring with the identification of the deficiencies found and the decisions adopted for its solution.
  • Development of the Internal Quality Assurance System procedures planned in the summary presented to the VERIFICA programme (implementation process and results obtained).
  • Analysis of the indicators established in the Internal Quality Assurance System (at least, the indicators included in the Royal Decree 1393/2007 and those established in the monitoring) and if necessary improvement actions developed from the analysis of results.
  • Decision making regarding to the curriculum based on the development of the Internal Quality Assurance System.

6.- Evaluation indicators

The indicators initially proposed for monitoring degrees, according to the document developed by CURSA Working Group are the following: (see appendix which describes the indicators):

  • Degree performance rate
  • Degree dropping off rate
  • Efficiency rate of graduates
  • Degree graduation rate

Other indicators that offer information on the supply and demand adequacy and professional requirements connected with quality requirements in the implementation of new official degrees are proposed:

  • Supply and demand relationship rate
  • Enrolment rate
  • PDI (Teaching and research staff) doctors rate
  • Full time PDI rate