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).
- Needs of students in transition to university (University guidance).
- Feedback from students about the impact of the pandemic (ACPUA Strategic Forum post-COVID).
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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
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.
Training in collaboration with other agencies.
Specific practical training in quality at university level for future student reviewers.
November 2021: New training sessions for students of the Aragon University System in collaboration with the agency AVAP
- Previous sessions
- October 2016: New training sessions for students of the Aragon University System in collaboration with the agency Madri+d.Further information here.
- December 2015: Second training session in collaboration with Unibasq, to train students for the Basque University systemFurther information here.
- 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.
ACPUA launches a new infographic as part of its ACPUA+Students programme with the aim of promoting a smooth transition of students into higher education in Aragon.
With the slogan "Inform yourself and decide your education!", it details, both in Spanish and English, updated links to 5 relevant topics, which have been carefully selected by some public and private stakeholders from Aragon and the rest of Spain.
The content focuses mainly on support for the choice of studies, section on available degrees and degrees in transition (access, levels, institutions, satisfaction reports, scholarships and grants), resources for employability and entrepreneurship, the chance of free counselling and other options related to vocational training.
With this infographic, set up on ACPUA´s website and disseminated through the social networks, teachers, students and families can find resources to facilitate decision-making, available with a simple click.
In addition, in the near future, ACPUA will disseminate a seminar on university orientation to raise awareness of this resource, as well as training activities in secondary schools in coordination with the Innovation and Vocational Training Service of Education in the Government of Aragon.
With these activities, ACPUA promotes its compliance with its Strategic Plan (line 6.1), with European standards (ESG 3.1) and also with the 2030 Agenda (SDG4) to achieve quality education.
Link to the resource: Infographic on University guidance