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Quality-related bodies

Quality-related Bodies and Structures

The University's governing and representative bodies must take joint and coordinated action to achieve the University quality objectives:

  • The University Senate, as the highest representative body of the university community, ensures the institutional quality of the University
  • The Governing Council establishes and coordinates the organizational quality systems and establishes criteria for allocating resources
  • The Social Council helps to monitor and evaluate the quality, the performance and the economic and social viability of the University

The specific quality structures and bodies share a common duty to facilitate the adoption and the transversal implementation of quality strategies and systems. These structures and bodies are:

  • The Commission for Institutional Quality, which is the Senate commission dedicated to ensuring the quality of the University as an institution. Its basic functions are: to analyse and evaluate information on the institutional quality of the University, to propose revisions of the quality policy and the implementation of appropriate instruments and procedures to the University Senate, and to elevate to the Senate the monitoring of the University's institutional quality.
  • The Programming and Quality Bureau, which is the technical quality unit of the URV, whose mission is to give technical support to the Governing Bodies in their development of the institutional strategy. It promotes the design, monitoring and evaluation of the different processes in the office's areas of action, in accordance with the directives and objectives of the institution and external requirements. It thus facilitates decision-making and accountability among the university community and guarantees continued improvement.

In addition, the teaching faculties and the different services and management units also define their organisational structures in the area of quality.