Application of a Protocol for the Quality Assessment of University Teaching Innovation Management

By Maria José León, Carmen Mendez Bravo and Macarena López Saavedra.

Published by The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership

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In the last decade, the number of professors who take part in teaching innovation at Spanish universities has increased. This increase may have occurred because of the European Higher Education Area and the institutional support of the management bodies responsible for educational innovation in each university who promote the renewal and update of the teaching methodology through innovating actions and practices. These actions are mostly specified in periodic convocations for Teaching Innovation Projects. However, one might ask if every educational innovation undertaken is of good quality and if the management of those innovations promotes this quality. Giving the answer to this last question is the basic purpose of this article. The “Protocol for the Quality Assessment of University Teaching Innovation Management” has been applied to the documents related to different convocations developed in the last ten years at the Universidad of Granada, which has allowed to detect strong and weak points in the management of the teaching innovation in this university and draw conclusions related to its quality.

Keywords: University Teaching Innovation Projects, Quality Assessment, Teaching Innovation Management

The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership, Volume 21, Issue 1, January 2015, pp.1-14. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: December 29, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 455.670KB)).

Prof. Maria José León

Professor, Department of Teaching and School Organization, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Granada, Campus Universitario de Cartuja, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Educación Especial, Formación del Profesorado, Estudios de género (Special Education, Teacher Training, Gender Studies)

Carmen Mendez Bravo

Vice-Chancellor for Quality Assurance, University of Granada, Administrative Complex Triumph Cuesta del Hospicio, Granada, Granada, Spain

Degree in Mathematics from the University of Granada.

Macarena López Saavedra

Vice-Chancellor for Quality Assurance, University of Granada, Administrative Complex Triumph Cuesta del Hospicio, Granada, Granada, Spain

Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Granada.