🎓 Quality

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Organisation model
Evaluation, study certification, and internal quality guarantee system

Management structure

 

The Quality Office, attached to the Office of the Vice-Rector for Research, Postgraduate Studies and Quality, has a dual role:

1. It is the body responsible for adapting the University to comply with the European Higher Education Area (EHEA, Bologna Declaration); it is charged with handling assessment, accreditation and certification of new degree programmes in cooperation with the corresponding external agencies.

2. It provides specialist technical support advising on quality, and is responsible for the design, implementation and coordination of the internal quality assurance system (SGIC), with the aim of ensuring proper functioning across all areas of the University. It also promotes the creation of proposals, projects and programmes in the areas of assessment, quality and teaching innovation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To define the policies and strategy to be pursued in terms of teaching quality and innovation.
  • To foster, disseminate and support a culture of quality at our University, based on the explanation and documentation of processes and procedures, with the aim of increasing the efficiency of internal organisation.
  • To improve the quality of life of the University community and ensure they identify with the University's objectives of achieving excellence.
  • To strengthen and consolidate participation of UAO CEU in the assessment, quality and innovation programmes of Catalan, Spanish and international quality agencies.
  • To act as a point of liaison between UAO CEU and the Catalan (AQU) and Spanish (ANECA) quality agencies.
  • To propose, review and update the quality standards and indicators of our University in accordance with the new European framework (European Standards and Guidelines).
  • To foster the creation of proposals, programmes and initiatives specific to UAO CEU in issues relating to assessment, quality and teaching innovation.
  • To extend the University's commitment to and relationship with society, institutions, businesses and the technological and scientific community by meeting specific social demands and the needs of local communities.
  • To foster and provide technical support in the processes of institutional assessment, certification and accreditation.
  • To foster improvement plans and oversee their implementation.
  • To prepare reports on satisfaction studies (PAS, PDI, students —teacher assessment, ability to find work— and employers) and listening to suggestions and complaints.

CONTACT US

If you wish to contact the Quality Office, you can do so at qualitat@uao.es

 

INTRODUCTION

Abat Oliba CEU University has the following tools to collect and measure the satisfaction of its stakeholders. These tools allow us to achieve both efficient management of official undergraduate and master’s programmes and proper analysis of the quality and excellence of our training programmes:

  • Survey of student satisfaction with the teacher and the course
  • Survey of student satisfaction with the educational programme.
  • Survey of graduate satisfaction with the training received and self-assessment of transversal skills acquired.
  • Survey of teacher satisfaction with the educational programme.
  • Employability survey (in collaboration with the AQU quality agency).
  • Online mailbox: “Give us your opinion”.
  • Meetings of the Office of the Vice-Rector for Students with delegates and sub-delegates from each of the undergraduate programmes.

LEAGUE TABLES

Abat Oliba CEU University leads the league table of private universities in Catalonia.

The study analyses 32 variables to establish the level of teaching and research.

Abat Oliba CEU University (UAO CEU) is the highest-ranking private Catalan university in Spain, as accredited by the Institute of Industrial and Financial Analysis (IAIF) of the Complutense University of Madrid. As for private universities, Abat Oliba CEU University scored 55.83 points, making us third best, behind only the University of Navarre (100 points), which came first in the research and teaching ranking, and Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid (59.29 points).

The study “University Quality in Spain” analyses variables grouped by factors such as human resources, the provision of IT resources (spending per enrolled student and IT support per thousand students), academic performance, the university’s bibliographical availability and the results of the doctoral programme, among others.

The data, provided by the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE), shows that public universities lead the way in research but private universities top the tables for teaching.

This study shows the CEU group’s commitment to talent and academic excellence. For more than 75 years it has worked to provide a university education to young people, and that is why it is the Spanish private educational institution that invests the most money in scholarships and grants. This investment aims to drive young talent through the Talent Bank, a fund aimed at granting scholarships and financial support to students with the best academic skills, and ensuring no talented, motivated student stops studying their degree for financial reasons.

At Abat Oliba CEU University we offer all our students the possibility of applying for scholarships and financial support depending on their personal and financial circumstances and academic merits through our Scholarships Programme, funded both by our own resources and by contributions from collaborating institutions. We also have agreements with financial institutions to provide loans and lines of credit so that students can finance their studies at the University with favourable conditions.

A whole set of measures to foster talent and excellence.

RANKING OF PRIVATE CATALAN UNIVERSITIES AND TEACHING QUALITY
League table put together by the Institute of Industrial and Financial Analysis (IAIF) 2009: The quality of universities in Spain.
PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES SCORE
1. ABAT OLIBA CEU UNIVERSITY
 
55.83
2. RAMON LLULL UNIVERSITY
 
50.28
3. INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA
 
47.37
4. UNIVERSITY OF VIC
 
8.15

DEGREE INDICATORS

REPORTS

ACCREDITATION REPORTS

 

UAO CEU QUALITY MANUAL

The Internal Quality Assurance System (SGIC) of Abat Oliba CEU University (UAO CEU) was evaluated by AQU Catalunya as part of the AUDIT programme (2010) and was rated positively.

 

UAO CEU SGIC PROCESSES

TEACHER ASSESSMENT MANUAL

Abat Oliba CEU establishes a three-year assessment system of teaching staff activity as part of the DOCENTIA programme, as described in the Teaching Assessment Manual, with a system of annual assessment of the teaching, research and management activity carried out by teaching staff, which is published in the Manual on the Performance Assessment System.

Documents:

  • Teacher Assessment Manual PDF
  • Performance Assessment Manual PDF
LINKS