All the Centers at the University of Burgos have a Sistema de Garantía Interna de Calidad (SGIC) [System for Internal Quality Assurance] that has been positively certified by the Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA) [National Quality Evaluation and Accreditation Agency]. This SGIC was prepared in the framework of the AUDIT program of ANECA, which implies that it was designed in accordance with the European System for Internal Quality Assurance standards in the university context.
That system was implemented in the SGIC Framework Model (MSGIC), approved by the Governance Committee of the UBU, on 22 July 2008, on which the Quality Systems of all the Centers and the Qualifications of the University of Burgos are based (http://wwww.ubu.es/unidad-tecnica-de-calidad/sistemas-de-calidad-y-mejora-continua/garantia-de-calidad-en-centros-audit).
The Rules and Regulations of the organic structure of the System of Quality Assurance of the University of Burgos were established, in order to regulate the organization, structure, competences, and functioning of the administrative bodies and committees with direct competences for quality management associated with Qualifications, Centers and Services of the University of Burgos, which was approved by the Governance Committee on 23 of March 2010, and subsequently modified on 29 November 2011.
In the course of implementing the SGIC, the need arose to simplify the Rules, so as to speed up the implementation and the improvement of the SGIC. Hence, the modified Rules of the System of Quality Assurance of the UBU were approved by the Governance Committee, on 30 October 2012, and are available at http://wwww.ubu.es/unidad-tecnica-de-calidad/unidad-tecnica-de-calidad-0/normativa/normativa-propia-ubu-en-materia-de-calidad.
The System of Quality Assurance of the Doctorate Programs of the University of Burgos is based on the collection of information on key aspects of the development of those programs, in order to perform the corresponding analysis that permits the corresponding areas of improvement to be detected.
The development and evaluation of the quality of doctoral programs will be monitored, through the Quality Assurance Committee of Burgos University (CGC – Comisión de Garantía de Calidad). This Committee is a body that participates in the planning tasks and follow up of the Systems of Internal Quality Assurance (SGIC) of the University of Burgos. It is the assessment body in those questions relating to the promotion of quality and its evaluation, as well as the evaluation of the programs that are offered at the University in terms of quality compliance.
1. Responsibility for management, coordination, and follow up of the system of quality assurance of the Doctorate Program.
The Doctorate School of the University of Burgos (Escuela Doctorado ED-UBU): as is established by Royal Decree 99-2011, the fundamental role of the School is the organization of the doctorate within its area of management, and in one or various knowledge branches or of an interdisciplinary nature. Likewise, it must assure the development of research at the University of Burgos. The Doctorate School will plan the offer of activities linked to the training and the development of its doctorands. In addition, the Doctorate School has among its roles “The design and implementation of the SGIC in accordance with the regulations of the University of Burgos.” (Art. 3.f of the Regulation on Internal Organization of the ED-UBU approved by agreement of the Governance Committee on 13 December 2012).
The Management Committee of the Doctorate School: in the scope of doctoral training, the Management Committee of the School performs similar functions to the Board of the Center, as mentioned in its regulations on internal organization (approved by the Management Committee on 13 December 2012). In accordance with the provisions of the modified Regulation of the System of Quality Assurance of the University (approved by the Governance Committee on 30 October 2012), it will assume the following competences for quality-related matters:
- Promote the improvement of quality in training fields, teaching, research, knowledge transfer, management and services.
- Assume responsibility for its System of Internal Quality Assurance.
The Management Committee includes the Coordinators of the Programs, students, etc. (art. 10 of the Regulation on Internal Organization of the ED-UBU).