The Faculty of Education of the University of Murcia was assessed by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain, ANECA and this assessment procedure took place within the framework of the Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation project. ANECA convened an assessment panel which studied the self-evaluation report and undertook a site visit at the Faculty of Education, University of Murcia on 6th May 2014.
On the basis of the documents provided and interviews, the expert panel could not recommend to certify the internationalization of the Faculty of Education of Murcia University‘s satisfactory in the year of 2014 under the CequInt Pilot procedure. The panel was of the opinion that the Faculty of Education had a strong commitment to internationalization but the way this commitment was documented and presented should be stronger linked to the regional context in which the Faculty operates and with the way this context was applied in that moment in the Faculty. It was for that reason recommended by the panel that the FE is allowed to prepare an updated version of the Self-Evaluation Report and implement the information requested in the conclusions and recommendations. This updated version of the Self-Evaluation Report should be submitted in a period of maximum two years. It was also recommended that the expert panel would assess the progress made on the basis of a report by one of its members via a one day visit and the updated Self-Assessment Report, in order to review if the FE at the University of Murcia would obtain the CequInt Certificate for Quality in Internationalization.
Following the directions mentioned above, the FE of Murcia presented an updated version of the SER in June of 2016, within the period suggested by the Panel for implementing the recommendations. ANECA, as a Secretary of the process convened with the Chair of the Expert Panel, studied the new SER and together they undertook a site visit, at the FE, University of Murcia on 25th January 2017.
The chair of the panel, in this capacity authorized by the other members of the 2014 panel, concludes that the Faculty of Education complies at a good level with Standard 1 Intended Internationalization: criterion 1.a (Supported goals), 1.b (Verifiable objectives) and 1.c (Measures for improvement). The panel also considers that the FE complies also at a good level with Standard 4 Enhancement: criterion 4.a (Internal Quality Assurance), 4.b (Approaches for enhancement) and 4.c (Stakeholders involvement). Finally the Panel considers that the FE complies at a good level with Standard 5 Governance: criterion 5.a (Responsibilities), 5.b (Effectiveness), and 5.c (Staff composition).
The chair of the panel also considers that the FE complies at a satisfactory level with Standard 2 International and intercultural learning: criterion 2.a (Intended learning outcomes), 2.b (student assessment) and 2.c (Graduate achievement). The chair of the panel also considers that the FE complies at a satisfactory level with Standard 3 Implementation: criterion 3.a (Information system) complies at a good level, criterion 3.b (Information-driven management) and criterion 3.c (Realizations).
Based on documented internationalization goals, the FE has implemented effective internationalization activities, which demonstrably contribute to the quality of teaching and learning. The chair of the panel was in particular impressed with the revised internationalization
strategy with clear and well supported goals, and clear verifiable objectives. The chair of the panel recommends that the FE develops clearer intended and intercultural learning outcomes related with its international goals and objectives, and pays more consistent attention to graduate achievement of those learning outcomes.
The chair of the panel deems the CeQuInt standards met in such a way that the Faculty of Education deserves the Certificate for Quality in Internationalization.