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Pages: 643-650
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-614-7423-3
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain


The implementation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) involves a new design of degrees and masters besides a significant change of the traditional teaching methodology. One implication of this change is the obligation of the universities to evaluate the teaching activity of their professors to guarantee the quality of their education. As a result, it is necessary to implement a general program of teacher training.
The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) on the criteria and guidelines for quality assurance in the EHEA indicates that in the section referring to the guarantee of the quality of professor, the universities should have the means to ensure that their professors are qualified and competent for the development of the educational process. So, the universities are the institutions which must directly assume the responsibility for training their teaching personal to ensure this objective. In this sense, the University of Granada (UGR) committed to the quality of higher education, promotes and streamlines the creation of systematic mechanisms for internal quality assurance at various levels (institutional, centers, services and qualifications). This is the main objective of the Vice-rectorate for Quality Assurance of the UGR, which is made by the Committee on Quality Assurance, and Quality Assessment Committee, Assessment Committee, Committee on Internal Service Charter and Committee Program rating Contract 2010.
The University of Granada, by the Evaluation, Quality and Planning Studies Service belonging to the Vice-rectorate for Quality Assurance provides support to the implementation of new curricula adapted to the EHEA and manages educational innovation. Moreover, it promotes better teaching quality and services of our university, manages the professor training, maintains the universitary community informed on issues related to innovation, quality, evaluation, professor training and curriculum and complies with the current laws and with demands of interest groups, among other functions.
The Vice-rectorate for Quality Assurance also offers various training activities within the Professor Training programs, "Welcome conferences for newly hired teachers," "Beginner's course in university teaching," "Conferences of exchange on experiences of mentoring", "Training course for faculty advisors", including other calls. In addition, there is within this Vice-rectorate a Professor Support program which includes stays of collaboration aimed at improving teaching, attendance at conferences and seminars on teaching and organization of conferences or seminars on teaching at the University of Granada.
In consequence of all this, to make known all the previously mentioned actions, both performed and planned for the future, we propose this communication, with the aim of leading a review of the current situation in the Professor Training at the University of Granada.
author = {P{\'{e}}rez-Jim{\'{e}}nez, A. and Reyes Zurita, F. and Trenzado Romero, C.E. and Rufino Palomares, E.},
series = {5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2011 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-614-7423-3},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {7-9 March, 2011},
year = {2011},
pages = {643-650}}
AU - A. Pérez-Jiménez AU - F. Reyes Zurita AU - C.E. Trenzado Romero AU - E. Rufino Palomares
SN - 978-84-614-7423-3/2340-1079
PY - 2011
Y1 - 7-9 March, 2011
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2011 Proceedings
SP - 643
EP - 650
ER -
A. Pérez-Jiménez, F. Reyes Zurita, C.E. Trenzado Romero, E. Rufino Palomares (2011) PROFESSOR TRAINING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA, INTED2011 Proceedings, pp. 643-650.