TUTORING AND ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION FOR STUDENTS OF THE PHYSICS DEGREE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA, SPAIN

The Physics degree of the University of Granada (Spain) currently involves about 120 lecturers and 450 students. In the past, in addition to academic education, we have tried to carry out a parallel task of mentoring and orientation that, on one hand improves students' results, and on the other increases the degree of satisfaction of the different groups with the Physics studies.

So far this effort has been done by some lecturers on a voluntary basis. Although the response has always been very positive, we have realized the need to create a more solid structure in order to accomplish the aforementioned tasks and to add others responding to the needs raised by the renewal of accreditation of this degree. This is why the innovation project entitled “Tutoring and academic/professional orientation for students of the Physics degree at the University of Granada” has been proposed and recently approved for the period 2016-2018.

By means of this innovation project we aim for the reorganization of the different actions we have taken in recent years, both in contents and timing, and also the training of our lecturers in order to perform these tasks more efficiently and successfully. Likewise, we intend to incorporate new actions whose need has been detected both from our own experience and through the assessment of the different groups and its subsequent analysis, including the external evaluation of the degree.

Acknowledgements:
This work has been partially funded by the Vicerrectorado de Ordenación Académica y Profesorado (Secretariado de Innovación Docente) of the University of Granada (Spain).
keywords: tutoring.