STUDYING NEW DEGREES ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AS A FUNCTION OF THEIR STUDENTS’ PROFILE: A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS

J. Palací-López1, D. Palací-López2, M.I. López-Rodríguez3

1Nanophotonics Technology Center, Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
2Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
3Universitat de València (SPAIN)
Current grades, developed inside of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) context, have brought an important methodology change in the teaching-learning process. They propitiate students’ autonomous work and conditions that allow them to acquire a set of competences necessary for their future professional career.

The implantation of these Grades into the Spanish universities has given fruits with their first graduating students. Therefore, it is the time to check if the results obtained are satisfactory. A first analysis suggests differences that seem to originate from heterogeneities in the students’ profile. Considering, for example, their previous background and gender as relevant variables.

This work aims to either confirm or discard this fact by using descriptive techniques. In this direction, we look for discrepancies in the academic performance of students enrolled in a quantitative-like subject inside of the Finances and Contability grade of the University of Valencia.