Self-evaluation of the institution

Business Report with Quality Assurance Report

The regular annual self-evaluation takes place as part of the preparation of the annual Business Report with Quality Assurance Report. The basis for the regular annual self-evaluation is already defined in the annual Work Programme, where the targets of the University in the current period and their operationalisation in the form of measures are set out, and in the annual self-evaluation from the previous self-evaluation period. With this, the University of Ljubljana (UL) implements monitoring and improvement of quality in all areas of the institute’s operation, sufficiency and diversity of resources and financial performance, as defined in Article 6 of the Quality System Rules of the UL.

The Business Report with Quality Assurance Report is drawn up by the University’s professional departments in cooperation with UL member faculties, coordinated by the University offices competent for quality, and is submitted to the relevant University bodies for deliberation. The completed Business Report with Quality Assurance Report is scrutinised by the College of the Rector and the UL Quality Commission, which review the fulfilment of measures by individual area and the identified deficiencies, and together formulate measures for the next self-evaluation period. The UL Quality Commission submits the Business Report with Quality Assurance Report for adoption by the UL Senate, which in turn adopts the report with the stated measures. The report is published each year on the UL website.

The annual report is also sent out for deliberation to the UL Student Council, which submits written responses and presents them orally through its representatives in the UL Quality Commission and UL Senate.

In addition to the Business Report with Quality Assurance Report at the university level, a Business Report with Quality Assurance Report is also compiled and adopted annually by the UL member faculties and the Rectorate.

Evaluation of the Strategy 

Among its strategic documents, the UL has the UL Strategy 2012–2020, Strategy for the Internationalisation of the UL 2014 – 2020 and the UL Human Resources Strategy for Researchers and Teachers 2017–2020 with an action plan.

The UL Strategy 2012-2020 comprises the strategically most important areas of the university’s function, namely creating knowledge and art for sustainable social and individual development, education (knowledge transfer) of socially responsible graduates, use of knowledge – third dimension of the university, creative environment for work and study, internationalization for international transfer of knowledge and recognition, quality for excellence in all activity areas. In support of the implementation of the strategy, three basic condisions were envisaged: spatial university development, University human resource development and University ICT support.

At UL, the implementation of strategic planning is verified through three basic mechanisms: the annual Business Report with Quality Assurance Report, the interim evaluations of the UL strategy, and ad hoc evaluations for reporting purposes within various evaluations and accreditations.

The process of creating a new UL strategy is currently underway, in which all stakeholders are involved – university management, higher education teachers, researchers, professional associates, students and also representatives of the external environment.

Annual Work Programme

In the annual Work Programme, the University plans its short-term goals based on the long-term goals defined in the National programme of higher education (sl) and the strategies adopted by the UL. The short-term goals and activities for each year also include quality improvements in all areas of operation arising from the proposed improvement measures in the Business Report and Quality Assurance Report of the previous self-evaluation period of UL members and the Rectorate.

2.
Entry of necessary data for preparing the UL Business Report and Quality Assurance Report

January

1.
Compiling materials for preparing the UL Business Report and Quality Assurance Report

November, December

3.
Drafting of UL Business Report and Quality Assurance Report

February

5.
Discussion and adoption of UL Business Report and Quality Assurance Report

March

4.
Discussion of draft UL Business Report and Quality Assurance Report

March

2.
Entry of the necessary data for preparation of the annual UL Work Programme

August-September

3.
Formulating the annual UL Work Programme

October-November

1.
Preparation of materials and instructions for drawing up the annual UL Work Programme

June-August

4.
Discussion and adoption of annual UL Work Programme

December-January

6.
Basis for preparing the UL Business Report and Quality Assurance Report

December of coming year

5.
Implementation of annual UL Work Programme and monitoring implementation

January-December of coming year

UL Business Report with Quality Assurance Report

Evaluation of the UL Strategy 

UL Work Programmes