QUALITY INSURANCE SYSTEM
The University's Quality Assurance Office (PQA) plays a central role in the University's Quality Assurance (AQ) through:
- Supervision of the adequate and uniform conduct of QA procedures throughout the University;
- the Proposal of common tools for the AQ and training activities for their application;
- Support to CdS and their Referents and Department Directors for common activities.
SITE OF THE PRESIDIUM OF THE UNIVERSITY QUALITY
At the Department the joint teacher-student committee is set up which monitors the educational offer and the quality of teaching, as well as the activity of service to students by professors and researchers; identifies indicators for the evaluation of the results of the same and formulates opinions on the activation and suppression of the courses of study.
The Commission, based on the analysis of the SUA-CdS, the Review Reports and other sources, draws up annually and publishes for each CdS a report in which the quality of the Study Program projects is assessed.
The President of the Study Program is the quality manager of the CdS. Under his direction and in coordination with the CCdS, quality assurance activities are carried out, documented in the Single Annual Report of the CdS (SUA-CdS) and in the Review Reports. The objectives of quality assurance are defined by the CdS in line with the quality policies established at University and Department level.
The President is assisted in quality assurance activities by a management group (coinciding with the review group) which necessarily includes a student component.
President of the Study Course: Prof. Tommaso MINERVA
Quality Assurance Group: Prof. Tommaso MINERVA, Prof. Anna DIPACE, Dott.ssa Angela CIARAMIDARO (the student component will be appointed after the start of the educational activities)
The Steering Committee was formed, in the activation proposal phase, the 14 January 2019 in the following composition:
- Councilor for Education of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia;
- Councilor for the Digital City of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia;
- President Reggio Children srl, Reggio Emilia
- President and Headmaster of the Nursery and Infant Schools, Reggio Emilia
- President of the Reggio Children Foundation, Reggio Emilia
- President Telefono Azzurro, Rome
- Director General of the Carolina Picchio Foundation, Milan
- Training Manager, IREN - Turin -
- CEO, Idea Management Milan
- Training Manager, Health Department ReR, Bologna
- Training Manager, Credem, Reggio Emilia
- CEO, Future Education, Modena;
- Vice-President, Italian Society of e-Learning, Milan;
- President, Italian Conference E-Learning and Media Education Moot, Genoa;
- President, Italian Society for Research on Medial Education, Macerata;
- Director and Trainer, Manta Communication Società Cooperativa, Reggio Emilia;
- President and Director, Nidi Foundation and Nursery Schools, Reggio Emilia;
- Director, Provincial School Office, Reggio Emilia;
- Director, Provincial School Office, Modena;
- President, Social Cooperative Dar Voce, Reggio Emilia;
- President, Consorzio Sociali Sociali 'Consorzio Romero', Reggio Emilia;
- Technical Director, Coopselios Social Cooperative, Reggio Emilia; -
- President, Caritas, Reggio Emilia;
- President, CEIS, Reggio Emilia;
- President, CEIS, Modena;
- Manager, ConfCooperative, Reggio Emilia;
- Manager, ConfCooperative, Modena;
- President, Fondazione Manodori, Reggio Emilia.
During the activation proposal the social partners were consulted in various steps:
- Informal consultation for first indications on the graduate's profile of skills and potential employment opportunities (November-December 2018);
- Online questionnaire to define both the various skills profiles and the structure and class of the degree course (4-11 January 2019);
- Planning Conference and Constitution of the Local and National Steering Committee (14 January 2019)
The following results emerge in the online consultation:
- 80,0% of respondents indicate the usefulness / necessity of setting up a training course in the areas indicated by the CdS in question;
- 86,7% indicates that the professional figures envisaged by the CdS can enjoy a high / very high degree of employability;
- the 86,7% of the social partners consulted declares themselves available to receive at least one student at a time (40% more than one);
- for the 73,3% the placement within the class L-19 is deemed appropriate;
- for the 66,7% it is opportune a CdS autonomous and distinct from the current Degree Course in Education Sciences with respect to the activation of a curriculum;
The cultural and professional motivations are indicated in the need for a greater digital literacy of the formators / educators and in the innovations introduced in the training and educational practices by the pervasive advent of new technologies.
The need to train educators capable of working in the education processes for the use of communication technologies and digital citizenship with particular reference to the phenomena of digital addiction and risk behavior is also highlighted.
Furthermore, training needs are highlighted in the use of digital technologies in training processes to complement pedagogical, psychological and relational skills.
In the consultation in the presence (Meeting of the Steering Committee) the social partners expressed interest and appreciation for the existing proposal, placing particular emphasis on the need to include training in an appropriate pedagogical process.
Continuous dialogue with the social partners will be an important tool for monitoring the quality of the Degree Course (CdS).
The Steering Committee will be integrated with a representation of three students enrolled in the CdS.
The main objective of this tool is to periodically check the consistency between the training demand, the professional figure to be trained, the specific educational objectives of the CdS and the employability of the graduates. Furthermore, the concrete professional / employment opportunities envisaged for graduates and the required skills are identified.
Stakeholders will be questioned both when a new Security Council is established and for subsequent consultations.
At least one formal consultation is expected at the end of each AA to indicate any corrective actions for the subsequent AA
Minutes and documentation relating to the analytical results of the consultation.