Quality assurance

Quality assurance of teaching


Contact for quality assurance of teaching: Prof. Simona Micali



The student-faculty joint committee (CPDS) of the Department is responsible for monitoring course offerings and the quality of teaching. This is also accomplished through the definition and monitoring of adequate indicators which are then correlated with the ANVUR indicators, aimed at measuring the degree of achievement of teaching objectives.



Each QA Management Group, which includes the president of the Teaching Committee and faculty and student representatives from the Degree Programme, is responsible for compiling the Annual Monitoring Report as well as the Cyclical Review Report of the Degree Programme.



The Teaching Committees (CpD) are joint bodies of faculty and students, which are normally instituted for each undergraduate and graduate degree programme and which are responsible for the Degree Programmes, including their re-adjustments, management, review, and improvement.



The Single Annual Report (SUA) is a management tool for the planning, implementation, self-evaluation and re-planning of the Degree Programmes. The Review is part of a periodic and programmed process of self-evaluation of the Degree Programme, which aims to verify the adequacy of the learning objectives specified by the Programme, the correspondence between the objectives and the results, the effectiveness of the way in which the course is managed, and includes the search for the reasons for any unsatisfactory results. The main purpose of the Review is to adopt specific corrective actions to improve the Degree Programme and/or its management system.


  • The Annual Monitoring Report (SMA) (which has substituted the Annual Review report since 2017).  The annual Monitoring Report is drawn up on the model established by the ANVUR which is included as an attachment to the AVA Guidelines (10 August 2017), and which illustrates the indicators on students' careers and other quantitative monitoring indicators that the Degree Programmes must comment upon synthetically on a yearly basis.
  •  Cyclical Review Report. Review report for the entire training project (whose time span involves the entire course of a cohort of students) and is based on the relevant QA Requirements (R3), with a precise indication of the problems and the proposed solutions to be implemented in the following cycle.



The Degree Programmes’ Teaching Committees, together with the Department’s administrative units and the Representative for the Quality of Teaching, organise regular meetings with the stakeholders to illustrate the innovations applied to the degree programmes and to gather suggestions and special requests towards their improvement. These meetings are held on a yearly basis, or whenever significant changes are introduced within the degree programmes.

Every two years a survey among the agencies and companies that offer internships to the students of the Department’s Degree Programmes is organised, so as to collect suggestions for the improvement of the professional training of the graduating students.

The outcomes of these meetings are collected and discussed by the Teaching Committees, by the Degree Programmes’ QA Management Groups, and by the Student – Faculty Joint Committee.