In order to assign an extra productivity bonus, awarded by the Aragon Government to public university staff, the University of Zaragoza has developed an ad hoc teaching staff evaluation system.
The Aragon Higher Education Act requires ACPUA to assure that this evaluation system works appropriately and according to the criteria approved by the Aragon Government. The institutional accreditation committee issues the final report.
The Institutional Evaluation Committee (SEC - Subcomisión de Evaluación de Centros) is the technical evaluation committee constituted by the Commission of Evaluation, Certification and Accreditation, as stablished in the Article 93.3 of the Aragon Higher Education Act and in the Article 17 of the Statutes of ACPUA is the evaluation body in charge of this process.
Once the evaluation process has concluded, opinions and improvement recommendations from all participants (Evaluation Committee, reviewers, and reviewees) are collected. Based on this information, the Commission of Evaluation, Certification and Accreditation prepares and approves a Meta-evaluation Report with the improvemente measures to be introduced in the process. In a second phase, the protocols are modified in order to incorporate those improvement measures, after consulting with all stakeholders.
Complaints and appeals
ACPUA's Appeals Committee is in charge of reporting on appeals against the agency's final evaluation decisions (Director´s resolutions), ensuring the correct application of evaluation protocols, inform about complaints or claims, and provide support and advice about complaints, claims, appeals or any other issue related to the guarantees and ethics of evaluation.