ERAM University School has been committed to the continuous improvement of teaching, student support and research for more than 20 years. This commitment would not have been possible without the effort and commitment of each and every single member of ERAM.
Quality standards are tools allowing universities to constantly evolve under the parameters of transparency, clarity and veracity. In this way, anyone who belongs or does not belong to this institution has access to internal operations, improvement proposals, statistical results, etc.
Our objective is to work to be benchmarks in quality, transparency and teaching standards, while meeting the educational needs of society. Our educational model seeks the development of free, independent, creative, responsible individuals with the ability to reflect critically and assertively on their environment.
Our graduates are professionals with communication, technical and creative knowledge, able to act in the field of audiovisual and multimedia communication, which requires consolidating an interdisciplinary mentality due to the diversity of actions that require the use of technology, means of expression, and proper ethical and aesthetic training.
The School is committed to quality in all its areas of activity and formalizes this commitment by adhering to the following documents.
ERAM Quality Commission
The most important quality management body at ERAM University School is the Centre Quality Commission (CQC) leaded by the head of the Centre’s Internal Quality Management System (IQMS). The ERAM Quality Commission is responsible for promoting and developing the quality policy in the areas of teaching, research and management, subjecting it to systematic and continuous evaluation at the institution. The CQC must also ensure quality in the approach and implementation of the processes of verification, monitoring, modification and accreditation of all BA studies taught at the centre, as well as the processes of the IQMS at School level.
The members of the ERAM Quality Commission are the following:
|Nom i cognoms||Càrrec||Responsabilitat|
Miquel Bisbe Fraixinó
President of the CQCR
|Natàlia Ferrer Roca||Teacher||
|Francesc Font Andreu||Head of studies||Head of Studies of the Degree in Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication (GCAM)|
|Eduard Molner Closas||Head of studies||Head of studies of the Degree in Performing Arts (GAE)|
|Júlia Recarens Bisbe||Coordinator||Head of studies of the Degree in Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication (GCAM)|
|Eva Ferré Bernabeu||Coordinator||Head of studies of the Degree in Performing Arts (GAE)|
|Jordi Márquez Puig||Teacher GCAM||PDI representative|
|Judit Vidiella Pagès||Teacher GAE||
|Berta Sayeras Puig||Student GAE||Students representative|
|Berta López Closa||Student GCAM||Students representative|
|Jéssica Robles Gallego||Academic Secretary||PAS representative|
|Jordi Xifra Triadú||Teacher UPF||External representative|
|Pilar del Acebo Peña||Technic GPA||GPA member (with voice but no vote)|
|Vice-rector of quality||Delegate of the rector for attached schools|
The Quality Commission has several responsibilities, including:
· Ensure the correct implementation of policy and quality objectives and the necessary procedures in their deployment in the centre;
· Ensure the correct development and monitoring of the quality of the processes of verification, monitoring, modification and accreditation of the centre’s qualifications;
· Ensure the correct implementation and deployment of IQAS processes at School level;
· Ensure the definition and implementation of improvement plans arising from the processes of verification, monitoring and accreditation of degrees.
In addition, the Royal Decree 3393/2007, modified by Royal Decree 861/2010, establishes that all official studies must have a Quality Assurance System that allows efficient management and improvement in order to enable the accreditation process.
Therefore, according to the guidelines set by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), university degrees must be subject to assessment processes for verification, monitoring and accreditation. For this reason, our ERAM IQMS has been equipped with mechanisms for the correct and useful monitoring of the studies taught at ERAM, which generate quantitative and qualitative information that allows decisions to be made in order to improve both studies and management.
Internal Quality Management System (IQMS)
The University of Girona (UdG) has an Internal Quality Management System, which was approved by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA) in 2010. The System is articulated around the IQMS Introduction document and establishes the procedures to promote the continuous improvement of official studies and the instruments that ensure and guarantee the quality of teaching and learning processes.
The current model is common to the entire University. In response to the change in vision in which quality falls primarily on the School, a process of review is being carried out by the schools, so they become a faithful reflection of their particular reality.
The ERAM University School has taken this IQMS, applying the same procedures as the UDG where the regulations must be the same and customizing those that may differ.
Link: IQMS ERAM (in Catalan)
Verification, Monitoring, Modification and Accreditation (VSMA)
The official degrees of the UdG follow a life cycle defined by the VSMA framework (verification, monitoring, modification and accreditation). Thus, they are initially verified and later accredited by AQU Catalunya (University Quality Agency).
ERAM University School analyses the development of the BAs taught and reflects on how they work. This reflection is based on public information and data, indicators and qualitative information derived from the IQMS. As a result of the evaluation, strengths and areas for improvement are detected, which are addressed by defining objectives and actions integrated into the School’s own Improvement Plan. These improvements objectives can be transversal to the university, general to the School or specific to one or more specific degrees.
The connection between the Improvement Plan and the IQMS is clear. The improvements proposed in the IQMS procedures are automatically incorporated into the School’s Improvement Plan and, at the same time, the improvement actions detected by the VSMA Framework involve the review and updating of the IQMS procedures. This overview between both processes facilitates harmonious progress in the cycle of continuous improvement.
The monitoring of this Improvement Plan is the responsibility of the School’s Quality Commission, which in the annual monitoring report analyses the situation of each of the objectives and improvement actions, as described in the procedure.
Link: Pla de Millora ERAM (in Catalan)
Indicators are quantitative signals of evaluation of numerical variables of a degree that refer from the number of students enrolled to the rate of academic performance. They are the basic quantitative tools for reflection.
We have the following sources:
· Monitoring indicators within the VSMA Framework, which can be found on the web page of each BA;
· Website Data and impact, which collects the main management data of the University;
· Website of teaching indicators for the development and analysis of BA (Winddat)
· Website EUC data and EUC reports
Access to documents (in Catalan)