Quality assurance

Each of the three partner Universities has a full quality assurance plan running, with both internal and external bodies that participate in the quality assurance process (Università del Piemonte Orientale; Universitas Miguel Hernandez; Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin). Alongside those already in place in the three Universities, the following bodies are created to ensure quality and governance of EMOTION programme.

Joint Consortium Board (JCB)

It has the core responsibility for the management of the Programme and oversees the running of EMOTION. The JCB is the forum at which all questions of Programme-specific policy will be discussed, and recommendations will be formulated. It deals with all academic issues, Programme development and promotion, quality procedures, strategic planning, harmonization of procedures among institutions and the principles of economy and administration. The JCB is formed by one representative from each partner institution and is chaired by the representative of the Coordinating Institution (Programme Coordinator). The Joint Consortium Board meets in person once a year.

External Advisory Board

It represents the industry stakeholders and internationally recognized experts in the field of cosmetic and dermatological sciences. This board gives non-binding judgements on EMOTION structure and contents, and provides advice aimed at ensuring the excellence of the Programme. It is composed of 6 members that meet at least once yearly. It is named by the JCB.

Student – Academic Staff Committee (SASC)

It is composed of three members of academic staff (one from each institution) and three elected students per each intake. It is called upon in two ways: (i) students use this Committee to bring formally to the attention issues to the management; (ii) the Committee gives a non-binding judgement on the changes proposed by the JCB. Student elections will be overseen by the JCB. SACS meets once a year.

Secretariat

It deals with the management of the course, regarding economic, administrative and practical issues of EMOTION. It is responsible for the Programme website, processes all applications, organizes the Joint Admission Board and the Joint Examination Board, prepares the joint diploma supplement, coordinates the production of the promotion/dissemination material. A Project Manager, member of the administration of UPO, is formally appointed to manage the Master from an institutional point of view, coordinates  the Secreteriat and is assisted by a junior Project Manager that will work specifically on EMOTION. The Project Manager may be co-opted as a non-voting member in the JCB. HU and UMH name technical support staff members that lease with the secretariat regarding general management issues and deal with specific issues of the teaching held in the respective Institutions. The secretariat meets UH and UMH technical support staff members in person or through electronically-mediated systems at least once per year.

Alongside, a number of activities through the year will take place to ensure quality assurance, excellence and continuous improvement of the course (e.g. student feedback at the end of each lesson and/or teaching module; alumni questionnaire).

Quality assurance

Each of the three partner Universities has a full quality assurance plan running, with both internal and external bodies that participate in the quality assurance process (Università del Piemonte Orientale; Universitas Miguel Hernandez; Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin). Alongside those already in place in the three Universities, the following bodies are created to ensure quality and governance of EMOTION programme.

Joint Consortium Board (JCB)

It has the core responsibility for the management of the Programme and oversees the running of EMOTION. The JCB is the forum at which all questions of Programme-specific policy will be discussed, and recommendations will be formulated. It deals with all academic issues, Programme development and promotion, quality procedures, strategic planning, harmonization of procedures among institutions and the principles of economy and administration. The JCB is formed by one representative from each partner institution and is chaired by the representative of the Coordinating Institution (Programme Coordinator). The Joint Consortium Board meets in person once a year.

External Advisory Board

It represents the industry stakeholders and internationally recognized experts in the field of cosmetic and dermatological sciences. This board gives non-binding judgements on EMOTION structure and contents, and provides advice aimed at ensuring the excellence of the Programme. It is composed of 6 members that meet at least once yearly. It is named by the JCB.

Student – Academic Staff Committee (SASC)

It is composed of three members of academic staff (one from each institution) and three elected students per each intake. It is called upon in two ways: (i) students use this Committee to bring formally to the attention issues to the management; (ii) the Committee gives a non-binding judgement on the changes proposed by the JCB. Student elections will be overseen by the JCB. SACS meets once a year.

Secretariat

It deals with the management of the course, regarding economic, administrative and practical issues of EMOTION. It is responsible for the Programme website, processes all applications, organizes the Joint Admission Board and the Joint Examination Board, prepares the joint diploma supplement, coordinates the production of the promotion/dissemination material. A Project Manager, member of the administration of UPO, is formally appointed to manage the Master from an institutional point of view, coordinates  the Secreteriat and is assisted by a junior Project Manager that will work specifically on EMOTION. The Project Manager may be co-opted as a non-voting member in the JCB. HU and UMH name technical support staff members that lease with the secretariat regarding general management issues and deal with specific issues of the teaching held in the respective Institutions. The secretariat meets UH and UMH technical support staff members in person or through electronically-mediated systems at least once per year.

Alongside, a number of activities through the year will take place to ensure quality assurance, excellence and continuous improvement of the course (e.g. student feedback at the end of each lesson and/or teaching module; alumni questionnaire).

Last modified: October 10, 2018