ACCREDITATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA: A GENDER STUDY
1 Dept. of Statistic and R.O. University of Granada (SPAIN)
2 Dept. of Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business University of Granada (SPAIN)
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Appears in: INTED2010 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The cornerstone upon which underpins the European Higher Education Area is the quality and proof of this is that it seeks to achieve the highest quality in all possible parameters that underlie this EHEA. To measure the quality and to have mutual trust between the different institutions of higher education between countries requires a common methodology and cost evaluation and quality accreditation. Therefore it have been developed various mechanisms and agencies at national or autonomous level in Spain, the Agencia Nacional para la Evaluación de la Calidad has faced enormous challenges in achieving the goals outlined in the Universities Act (Title V) on issues such as assessment, certification and accreditation of teaching activities, research and teaching management, activities, facilities management among others, all aimed to promote quality teaching and research in Spanish Universities.
In The Organic Law 4 / 2007 of 12 April set a new definition of the hierarchies of university staff and one of the most important definition are level of professors of university and lectures. Also it achieves a new procedure for access to those hierarchies that require prior authorization from accreditation. The new procedure for accreditation has been the subject of great controversy and is being widely criticized by unions of workers. But there seems to be consensus that is a clearer and more objective system than the previous system of rating.
The work presented shows the results of a study on the impact that has had this procedure in the sex distribution in the categories of professor and lectures the University of Granada, in which is easy to appreciate a significant change in this distribution. The study was also performed separately in different scientific areas, and compared with aggregate data from all Spanish universities.
It also discusses gender composition of the committees that have considered the squares convened at the University of Granada from the new system and how the rule developed by the university has influenced this aspect.
Keywords: Accreditation, study, gender.