dSEA quality assurance

All programs of the Department are periodically reviewed by its respective program director and course board. The program director, along with his board in consultation with internal (students and staff) and external stakeholders (practitioners), modifies the study plans of the course program. They annually are obliged to draft a working document called 'scheda-sua' which is a self-assessment report that reviews the learning outcomes of the program units within the course and submits its report for the QA system of the parent institution. Every November, the parent institution organizes a week of teaching improvement open to teachers and students to evaluate and ideate solutions to degree programs critically. Their peers measure individual faculty for innovative teaching methods, and every year the teaching award is conferred to best performing faculty members. Faculty compile teaching records, verified by the teaching office and then approved by the Director or associate director of teaching

The teaching regulations of each degree programme are determined by the competent Department. dSEA defines the organizational elements of the respective degree programs, specific to the list of curricular subjects with the subject areas of reference.

The QA system of Unipd sets the general framework for the effectiveness of its course programs. It involves a series of checks and balances to ensure the quality of the courses.  Within each program, accreditation and assessment Groups (GAV) composed of students, practitioners and faculty propose improvements so that the degree program and all teachers meet the minimum quality requirements.

The Department formally needs to develop a three-year research plan with strategic goals and annually write two research appraisal reports: Annual research performance (SUA-RD)

The Department adopts a series of measures to track the progress of its academic and administrative staff. Students evaluate faculty teaching effectiveness on the course programs, and this forms a key data point that assists the Department's administration in assessing each faculty member's effectiveness[P4] . Research output is assessed, and funds are subsequently distributed based on research output rankings. The faculty members must self-certify the income earned from external sources. Administrative staff are also evaluated annually against the performance objectives by the top management. A Faculty Development Handbook has been drafted to determine the ‘minimum requirements’ through which each faculty member will be assessed on three main functions of teaching, research and third mission