The quality assurance system of the University of Rijeka is based on the process of internal evaluation of the quality assurance system of all UNIRI constituents and the results of various qualitative and quantitative data analysis, with particular attention paid to student feedback. The documents that define the quality assurance system include:
Regulations on the Quality Assurance and Improvement System of the University of Rijeka
The University of Rijeka Academic Quality Handbook
Rules of Procedure for the Quality Committee
UNIRI regularly conducts internal evaluations of the quality system and students’ satisfaction. More at: https://uniri.hr/o-sveucilistu/sustav-osiguravanja-kvalitete/ustroj-sustava/
The Education and Teacher Training Agency (ETTA) and the Faculty of Teacher Education in Rijeka signed aCooperation Agreement on 17 December 2020, establishing cooperation in the field of education, professional activities that are jointly or individually organized or carried out, as well as other forms of cooperation of common interest. The Agreement stipulates scientific and professional cooperation between university professors and senior advisors from the Agency, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of early, preschool, and primary education in the Republic of Croatia.
The strategic goals and priorities of the University of Rijeka are:
1.1. Continually revise study programmes in terms of horizontal and vertical harmonisation of content, offering more elective courses, providing more opportunities for professional internships, harmonising ECTS points with the workload, etc., with the active participation of students, graduates and employers as co-creators.
1.2. Improve access to higher education for non-traditional students and facilitate vertical mobility by revising enrolment policies for graduate and postgraduate studies.
1.3. Develop personalized learning pathways by applying the system of recognition of prior learning (formal, non-formal, and informal) and the methodology of harmonising the acquired learning outcomes with the learning outcomes of the study programme.
1.4. Encourage teaching staff to participate in programmes for improving teaching competencies.
1.5. Encourage the introduction of innovative learning and teaching methods that develop students’ competencies for the future: critical thinking, integrative thinking, problem-solving, self-regulation, autonomy, and responsibility as well as resilience and flexibility.
1.6. Further develop the framework for the evaluation of the quality of all forms and methods of teaching (classroom, online, hybrid) along with the systematic introduction of collaborative assessment and the adoption of standards in the evaluation and assessment of student achievements.
1.7. Encourage community learning and extracurricular activities among students and develop a system for their evaluation.
1.8. Strengthen cooperation with teaching and professional bases by including practical experts in the teaching process.
1.9. Develop an evaluation and reward system for high quality and innovation in the teaching process and connect it to the university academic promotion system
1.10. Develop a support system for the digitalisation of the teaching process by investing in digital infrastructure and tools and teacher education.