The commitment of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computing with the guarantee of the quality of its teaching has a journey that began in the mid-1990s with the establishment of criteria and the use of indicators, in line with the models of evaluation that use European Countries with a longer tradition in institutional evaluation.
With the superior european education space (EEES) consolidated, and according to the standards and guidelines for ensuring quality at the EEES (ESG) adopted by the ministers of education the year 2005 in Bergen, institutions must have a policy and processes asosciated to ensure the quality and some standards on their programmes and titulations.
Consequently, the Faculty has renewed its commitment by defining and documenting the different mechanisms and processes necessary to carry out the process of design and approval of degrees, facilitate the process of follow-up and, if appropriate, the process of modifying the degrees-, and guarantee the continuous improvement of its quality from the analysis of objective data. In addition, and in accordance with the principles of quality and transparency (ESG 1.7), the Faculty has established procedures to publish updated, impartial and objective information about degrees, aimed at the different interest groups.
In 2008, AQU Catalunya certified the quality assurance model for the teaching of the Faculty, which is based on:
- Strategic planning, linked through program contracts, as a tool to deploy policy and quality objectives.
- The organization of the management based on processes. That is why it has been elaborated:
- a process map and a catalog of the main processes related to university education, and the description of these processes and the system for their follow-up through specific quality procedures (PEQ).
- The development of a dashboard, that is, a set of data and indicators of the management system to measure the activities that are being carried out.
- The introduction of the retention of accounts with the publication of the verification reports, the monitoring reports, the accreditation reports, and the data and indicators of the degrees and master’s degrees of the Faculty.
- An internal review of the system through the Center’s Quality Committee to analyze the adequacy and, if appropriate, propose an improvement plan to optimize it.