The Autonomous Community of Aragon, in Law 5/2005, of 14 June, on the Organisation of the University System of Aragon, determines that the establishment of criteria and the evaluation of requests from teachers, researchers and managers of the Universidad de Zaragoza leading to obtaining additional salary supplements will be the responsibility of the Aragon Agency for Quality Assurance and Strategic Foresight in Higher Education.
By Agreement of the Government of Aragon, of 27 March 2007, the additional salary supplements linked to individual merits of the teaching staff of the Universidad de Zaragoza during the period between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2012 (extended for 2013 by Agreement of the Government Council of Aragon of 31 July 2012) were established, signing, on 24 January 2008, the corresponding Contract-programme between the Government of Aragon and the Universidad de Zaragoza for the assignment and financing of these supplements, the text of which included the involvement of ACPUA in the evaluation of the three types of salary supplements provided for in the agreement: research, dedication and teaching supplement.
At the end of said period, the government of Aragon established once again, by means of Agreement on 19 November 2013, the additional salary supplements associated to individual merits of the teaching staff of the Universidad de Zaragoza during the period between the 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2018. In this Agreement, the ACPUA Governing Council was requested to establish the criteria for establishing the procedure for the evaluation of the teaching staff of the Universidad de Zaragoza, leading to the assignment of the aforementioned salary supplements.
The Board of Directors of the ACPUA, in compliance with that set force in the Agreement of Government Council of Aragon of 19 November 2013, agreed in the session of 22 November 2013, the approval of the evaluation criteria that were published by Resolution of November 25, 2013, of the Management of the ACPUA in the Official Bulletin of Aragon of 3 December 2013.
Call for application
In the evaluation of the applicants' research activity, the same criteria will be observed as those applied in the national system.
Appeals, complaints and claims
The ACPUA Guarantee Committee is the Agency's body responsible for reporting on appeals against decisions of the Director, ensuring the correct application of the evaluation, certification and accreditation procedure, reporting on complaints and claims of which the Director is transferred, and advising on any matters, claims or questions related to the guarantees and ethics of the evaluation that are submitted for consideration by the Board of Directors or Director of the agency.