The policy of quality of the FACULTY OF ECONOMIC SCIENCES aims at:
- Continuous improvement of the management system through training at all levels and annual analysis of this system;
- Achievement of the quality objectives set at each beginning of the academic year and the annual analysis of their fulfillment;
- Continuous improvement of learning and teaching through the promotion of student centered education;
- Increasing the quality of scientific research;
- Linking study programs to the requirements of the involved parts, students and employers.
According to the Quality Manual elaborated at the faculty level, the priority objectives of the FACULTY OF ECONOMIC SCIENCES in the field of quality assurance and evaluation are the following:
- Student focus on the entire university activity;
- Orientation of learning towards the formation of specific competences, using participative strategies in didactic activity;
- Adaptation of learning content to professional career requirements;
- Individualisation of university courses, motivating students for innovation and professional fulfillment.
- Achieving a pragmatic balance between an academic culture and a functional culture tailored to the finality of each specialization.
The Faculty of Economic Sciences therefore emphasizes quality as a feature of institutional identity by encouraging creative and innovative spirit and empowering each member of the faculty community to achieve individual goals.
The Quality Evaluation and Assurance Committee created at the level of the Faculty of Economic Sciences, consisting of four teachers and a student, is responsible for establishing a set of concrete and achievable measures to promote a quality culture in college, such as And tracking their application.
- Procedures for initiating, monitoring and periodic review of programs and activities undertaken
The processes of initiating, approving, monitoring and periodically evaluating study programs are an integral part of the quality management system of the Faculty of Economic Sciences, being essential to ensure the continuous improvement of the quality of the educational services offered.
The Regulation on the initiation, approval, monitoring and periodic evaluation of study programs approved by the TMU Senate sets out the general framework, content and stages of activities related to the initiation, approval, monitoring and periodic evaluation of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs from the University and implicitly of our faculty.
The monitoring of the study programs aims to improve the educational offer of the faculty, by adapting them to the requirements and realities of the socio-economic environment, in accordance with the National Nomenclature of Bachelor’s degree fields.
By initiating, monitoring and periodically evaluating bachelor’s and master’s degree programs as well as curricula and discipline records, the following are sought:
- Ensuring the system of skills necessary for a specialist, ensuring the compatibility of the curriculum structure of the Faculty of Finance – Banking, Accounting and Business Administration with that of prestigious European universities as an important element for the recognition of our diplomas in the European Union countries;
- Improving the correlation between curricula and disciplines and avoiding redundant thematic overlaps.
The content of disciplines and the existence of a discipline in the curriculum are conditioned by student feedback. It is obtained at the end of each discipline, in accordance with the procedure, and it is subject to analysis at the departmental meetings and the Faculty Council, being brought to the attention of the Commission for evaluation and quality assurance in the faculty.
We must emphasize that the improvement of the curricula and the content of the study subjects is a constant concern of the faculty. Between May 2014 and November 2015, the project POSDRU ID 138316 entitled “Developing and adapting university curricula to labor market specific skills taking into account the requirements of CNCIS standards” was carried out. The overall objective of the project was to increase the relevance of the study programs provided by Titu Maiorescu University in order to facilitate the access of future graduates to the internal and international labor market through the improvement of 12 bachelor and master degree programs in the fields of Economics and Law, In line with the CNCIS and the dynamics of the entrepreneurial sector, but also by strengthening cooperation between universities and business. As a result of the project, measures have been proposed to improve study programs at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and at the Faculty of Law.
- Objective and transparent procedures for evaluating learning outcomes
The examination and marking of the students is based on the criteria and evaluation techniques specified in the Student Activity Regulations in the European Credit Transfer System approved by the Senate of the University.
The process of assessing the knowledge acquired by students is governed by the “Methodology for Evaluating Learning Outcomes”. The methodology for assessing learning outcomes sets out rules, criteria and methods for objective and transparent assessment of the theoretical and practical knowledge of faculty students.
The ways of supporting exams – written test, oral test, grid test or combinations thereof, as well as formative assessments throughout the academic year, are approved for each discipline in part by the Faculty Council before the beginning of the academic year.
All aspects of the evaluation modalities and conditions are included in the Discipline Forms and the Educational Plans and are brought to the attention of students and master students by each discipline holder at the first hour of the course.
The final evaluation also includes, in addition to the course owner, at least one specialist didactic background – the teaching staff that supports the seminars or labs or a teacher in a related field.
Upon graduation from each university course, the students are assessed on the basis of the Regulations for the organization and conduct of the bachelor’s and dissertation exams approved by the University Senate and made public, according to the law, on the TMU website. Based on this Regulation, the Faculty of Finance – Banking, Accounting and Business Administration prepares its own Methodology for organizing and conducting the bachelor’s and dissertation exams on a yearly basis, and it publishes at least 6 months before the final examinations in the June-July session.
- Procedures for periodic evaluation of the quality of the teaching staff
For evaluating the teaching staff of the Faculty of Economic Sciences, several criteria and modalities as set out in the Quality Assurance Code for teaching and scientific research and detailed in the Teaching and Scientific Research Evaluation Procedure are used.
Assessing the quality of teaching staff is a complex activity, being the result of:
b) Collective evaluation by members of the Board of the Department;
c) assessment by students;
d) evaluation by the Director of the Department.
The self-evaluation is done by the teacher and contains his / her own appreciation of the teaching, research and for the benefit of the academic community, written in a specially designed fiche.
Peer evaluation is done through questionnaires. The information gathered primarily focuses on the professional deontology aspects of each teacher involved in the training process as well as the personal qualities shown as a member of the department.
Student assessment is an important component in forming an opinion on the behavior, professional and moral performance of each teacher. A student assessment form for teachers applies to all course, seminar, laboratory, postgraduate and postgraduate courses, and the results are confidential, being accessible only to the dean, the rector and the evaluated teacher.
The evaluation by the department manager aims at:
- List of manuals, courses;
- Achievement of didactic activity;
- The degree of fulfillment of the performance standards by reference to the job description and the optimal functioning requirements of the department, faculty, university.
The conclusions of all forms of evaluation are expressed in the ratings.
In this context, we also mention the graduates’ evaluation sheet, a particularly useful tool for pertinent assessments of the quality of the graduate education process.
Following the processing of the data obtained in the academic year 2015/2016 it results that 19 teachers of the Faculty of Finance, Banking, Accounting and Business Administration obtained the VERY GOOD QUALITY and a teacher the GOOD qualifier.
- Accessibility of adequate learning resources
Students of the Faculty of Economic Sciences have a wide range of learning resources: textbooks, practical worksheets, seminar books, laboratory guides, didactic CDs, accounting and statistical software etc, for Each study program for each discipline. These learning resources are found in the university library, departments, teaching and scientific research laboratories, etc. For all these resources, students have free access, some of which can also be purchased at a cost-of-living point of sale through the sales outlets (bookstore).
The faculty also features state-of-the-art peripheral equipment, facilitates Internet access for all students, and encourages teachers to use modern presentation tools (laptops, video projectors, projection screens, re-projectors, smart boards, etc.).
In DE learning programs, learning resources consist of materials made available to students via the AeL platform or on CD: course support, analytical programs / discipline cards, materials containing control topics, exercises, case studies, and cases, project themes or papers, solving models, grid tests, seminar papers, etc.
There are also terminals for printing, copying and multiplying teaching materials (Copy-Center, ground floor, M-body).
- Systematically updated database on internal quality assurance
Titu Maiorescu University and, implicitly, the Faculty of Economic Sciences collects, processes and analyzes data and information through the GISC computer system, approved by MENCS.
- Transparency of public interest information
The Faculty of Economic Sciences offers current information and data in line with the reality of specializations, study programs, diplomas, teaching and research staff, facilities offered to students. The information is provided through the University’s website (faculty page https://www.utm.ro/faculty-de-stiinte-economice-bucuresti/despre-noi/) or through brochures, brochures, posters, faculty’s notice, page Facebook faculty, etc.
- Functionality of the quality assurance structures, according to the law
The Commission for Quality Assessment and Assurance established at the institutional level according to the legal provisions in force coordinates the implementation of the quality procedures and the preparation of the Annual Internal Evaluation Reports, supporting the University’s management in the process of continuous improvement of the institutional quality standards.
The Commission for Quality Assessment and Assurance at institutional level is subordinated to the Evaluation and Quality Assurance Committees at faculty level, as operational structures, including those at our faculty level.
The activity of the Commission for Quality Assurance and Evaluation at the level of the Faculty of Finance – Banking, Accounting and Business Administration is carried out according to the provisions of the Organization and Functioning Regulation of the Commission for Quality Evaluation and Quality Assurance at Titu Maiorescu University.
In order to implement a consistent policy of continuous quality assurance and improvement, the Quality Manual of the Faculty of Economic Sciences was developed by the Commission.
The Faculty’s Committee draws up an Internal Evaluation Report on the Quality of Educational and Research Services annually at the Faculty of Economic Sciences. This report is made available to all interested parties by viewing on the TMU website on the Faculty of Economic Sciences page.