Launched in: 2014
Staff responsible for programme: Management, technician for research, innovation & prospective
Bodies supervising: Transversal working Group of student members of the Board of Directors and technical bodies (since 2020)
2019-2022 Strategic Line: L6
The goal is to strengthen:
- Student integration in ACPUA’s structure.
- Student participation in ACPUA’s quality assurance activities.
- Cooperation and stable relations with Student Unions in Aragon.
- Student training in main QA processes.
- Quality culture: student awareness about QA and QA Agencies.
- A common understanding of learners’ needs and SCL (Student-centred learning).
- Feedback from students about the impact of the pandemic (ACPUA Strategic Forum post-COVID).
- Needs of students in transition to university.
In the ACPUA bodies and panels:
Student participation in the ACPUA bodies has been effective since the last reform of the Aragon Higher Education Act 5/2005, of 14 June (LOSUA).
Students have also been members of all ACPUA's evaluation panels (except for research or personal evaluation processes) with full membership.
In programme and center evaluation processes:
Programme evaluation and visit to centers in the different evaluation processes always include discussion sessions with students and graduates, as well as hearings open to the general public interested in the process. These hearings are published on the ACPUA website and through the social networks.
Quality culture: student awareness about QA and QA Agencies.
I am a Student. How can I collaborate
Training in collaboration with other agencies
Specific practical training in quality at university level for future student reviewers.
- March 2015: First ACPUA training session (in collaboration with the Basque agency Unibasq) to train students of Aragon in quality evaluation. Objectives of the training: a) to acquire a global vision of the teaching evaluation processes, paying special attention to accreditation b) preparation in methodologies to form part of evaluation panels in the renewal of the accreditation of degrees in the Basque Country. Further information here.
- December 2015: Second training session in collaboration with Unibasq, to train students for the Basque University system. Further information here.
- October 2016: New training sessions for students of the Aragon University System in collaboration with the agency Madri+d. Further information here.
Communication: with the aim of systematising consultation and regular dialogue with the students collective, gathering both their opinion and their suggestions or concerns.
- Series of ACPUA Seminars "Students Speak Out" aimed at the dialogue, debate and promotion of a quality culture among students in Aragon (in collaboration with the University of Zaragoza and the San Jorge University).
- December 2014: Students speak out: Experiences in promoting university quality (Paraninfo Building, University of Zaragoza). Further information / See photos.
- 9 February 2014: Students speak out: Experiences in promoting university quality (Faculty of Communication, San Jorge University). Further information / See photos / See online seminar here / See press release
- Informative video: Student participation in quality assurance
- Student opinion polls and surveys.
- Presential meetings with student organisations.