Quality Assurance System to monitor the teaching and learning process at the University of Aveiro

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Author(s)Isabel Huet, Alberto Rafael, Nilza Costa, José Manuel Oliveira
At the University of Aveiro (UA), in Portugal, institutional initiatives are being undertaken so that high levels of quality teaching and learning are achieved. This paper presents (a) the design of an evaluation model for quality assurance of teaching and learning and (b) the results of its application in a pilot study that ran in 2008/09 at the Departments of Electronics and Telecommunications, and Physics, of the UA. The Quality Assurance System (QAS) to monitor the process of teaching and learning at the UA emerges as extremely important, not only to regulate the teaching and learning process, following the quality assurance orientations at a national and international level, but also to reflect and share teaching practices that enhance the whole academic experience, from the perspectives of students, teachers, and researchers. The authors explore the design of the model and some findings of the pilot study, more specifically the identification of problematic and good practice situations identified by the students‘ survey and reports.
CategoriesQuality of HE » 2010 5th EQAF