The University of Seville and UCI strengthen their links
As part of the collaboration agreement between the house of high studies in Seville and the University of Informatics Sciences (UCI), Dr.Sc. Teresa González Ramírez delivered a lecture entitled Institutional evaluation and the culture of quality at the university.
During the meeting taking place in the classroom Alan Turing, in the School building José Antonio Echeverría, the professor from the School of Education Sciences focused her intervention on the impact of the accreditation of a culture of quality and its benefits, as well as the accreditation of official qualifications in Spain.
The professor stressed that the degree accreditation process in Spanish universities includes the verification and monitoring phases of a degree, as well as the accreditation renewal.
Regarding this, she pointed out that the culture of quality is the set of values and habits that a person possesses, which allow him/her to collaborate with his/her organization in order to face challenges while fulfilling a mission.
In the same sense, she remarked that the organizational culture is a construct shaped by the evaluative practices, policies and values that make up the institution.
Professor González Ramírez, also editor of the magazine Fuentes, suggested assuming consciously the quality principles, sharing symbolic referents about management, advancing progressively from the base of questioning and promoting the existence of a differentiated and contextualized culture.
The reflections made by the professor revolved around the indicators for the evaluation and improvement of academic performance, as well as the evaluation of external practices and teaching quality.
The researcher gave a talk on key topics for current universities, highlighting the role that educators should play as the center of gravity of any institutional improvement,
Going deeper into this topic, by the end of her lecture she insisted that university leaders should take care of the people who practice this profession; they should educate them and enable their professional development, too.