Quality assurance

QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM
The University of Messina has adopted its own process aiming at Quality Assurance (QA)  which is based upon a structured QA  system  (http://www.unime.it/it/ateneo/valutazione-e- quality / core-evaluation / management-the-quality-structure-of-University), according to a logic of continuous improvement (as described  in the page "MANAGEMENT FOR QUALITY", http://www.unime.it/it/ university / evaluation-and-quality / core-evaluation / management-the-quality-structure-of-university).
 
UNIVERSITY EVALUATION AND QUALITY COMMITTEES
In the University of Messina, the Evaluation Committee and the Quality Committee are present.
The Evaluation Committee (http://www.unime.it/it/ateneo/valutazione-e-qualita/nucleo-valutazione) is a University administration board that, according to the art. 20 of the University Statute, "in relation to the University's development objectives and with regard to own parameters, by taking also into account the indications of the general management bodies as well as indicators of the territorial context, has the task of verifying the productivity of the overall management, of the public resources employed inside the University and, in particular, in regard of the resulting productivity of teaching and of research, the adequacy of the available resources and the tasks of the single structures, as well as the impartiality and good performance of the administrative action" .
The Quality Committee (http://www.unime.it/it/ateneo/valutazione-qualita/presidio-qualita/presidio-della-qualità) is the internal board of the University with the function of defining and proposing the system of assurance and of self-evaluation/evaluation of the quality of the University study programs (three-year degree, master's degree, research doctorate, master's degree, etc.); supervising the application of the system in each course of study,  monitoring the results of the learning processes and making them available for the purposes of assurance and self-evaluation/internal quality evaluation, promoting the culture of quality.
 
DEPARTMENT COMMISSION
In the Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morpho-functional Image, the Peer Professors Students Commission is present.
The Commission is equally composed by professors and students with the task of annual monitoring the educational offer and the quality of teaching, identifying course quality indicators for the evaluation of results and formulating opinions on the activation and suppression of courses of study. It must edit the annual report with data regarding each course of study.
 
DEGREE PROGRAM GROUPS
In the Council of the Degree Program, the Quality Assurance and the Re-exam Groups will be expected to be established.
In the Council of the Course of Study, according to the art. 22 of the Academic course-study Regulations, the Group of QA is expected to be established, with the function of ensuring the overall effectiveness of teaching management through the construction of processes aimed at improving the degree program for verifying the achievement of prefixed objectives. The QA Group is appointed by the Council of the Course of Study every three years and involves professors of the Course, in a number appropriate to its own needs also by taking into account the QA system of the Department running the Degree Program.
The establishment of the Re-exam Group is also envisaged with the task of drafting:
a) the Cyclical re-exam report, that is the document drawn up according to the ANVUR model, containing the in-depth self-assessment of the progress of the Degree Program, based on the relevant QA requirements (R3), with precise indication of problems and solution proposals to be implemented in the next cycle;
b) the annual Monitoring form, i.e. the model predefined by the ANVUR where the indicators on student careers and other quantitative monitoring indicators are presented on an annual basis.
The Re-exam Group is made up of the Co-ordinator of the Degree Program (Responsible), two  professors of the Degree Program (one is Responsible for QA), a unit of technical-administrative staff and a student; the latter will promptly reports any warning note from colleagues and periodically organizes meetings in order to collect widespread opinions.
 
STUDENTS’ OPINION
Students can express their opinion on the quality of teaching through the compilation of a questionnaire (whose format is identical at national level) with the aim of ensuring an analytical assessment of the critical issues and of making suggestions for improvement.
 
STUDENT’ OMBUDSMAN
For the protection of the rights of students, the Ombudsman of Students, PhD and Postgraduates students is established in order to carry on any initiative useful to remove and to sanction irregularities, deficiencies, malfunctions, delays and possible abuses towards the students (http://www.unime.it/it/ateneo/organi/garante-degli-studenti).
 

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