Commissions and committees

The head of the department takes advantage of the contribution of commissions, commitees and working groups to coordinate the institutional activities of the department.

Teachers-students joint commission

Expertise

In each department that is a reference for one or more degree programmes not related to a school, a joint teachers-students commission is established. The commission has the task of monitoring, with appropriate evaluation indicators, the educational offer, the quality of teaching and service activities to students; formulates opinions on the establishment, activation, modification and suppression of the educational offer; it can put forward proposals to the department council on issues relevant to teaching and the allocation of financial resources.

The commission draws up an annual report and has other tasks foreseen in the university reference regulations.

Composition

The composition of the joint commission is defined by the regulations of the department in respect of a balanced representation of professors and researchers by level and place of service and by students per cycle of study and seat of teaching activities. The commission is chaired by the director of the department or by his delegate.

Components

President

Teachers

Students representatives

Rules and Regulations Commission (R&R)

Expertise

The R&R commission has the primary task of drawing up and updating the department's operating regulations according to the guidelines set by the OOAAs. Furthermore, it proposes to the department council the internal regulatory instruments, necessary for the allocation of human and material resources to FaBiT members, according to the principles signed in the founding document of 29/04/2011. In this regard, the R&R commission works together with the research and related activities commission and the didactic commission in order to put forward proposals for the distribution of available budget to the department board and council. On an annual basis, the R&R Commission submits proposals for the assignment of Research Grants and Marco Polo Grants to the department board and council.

Components

President

Teachers

Research and related activities commission

Expertise

The commission has the primary task of directing research activities. In line with ANVUR's requests, it elaborates a proposal for a scientific mission and strategic areas for the department, consistent with the objectives of the University Strategic Plan, to be transferred to the three-year plan for departmental research. As part of the quality assurance policy and in support of the head of the department in compiling the SUA-RD form, the commission annually plans and verifies the quality objectives and carries out the research review once a year. It analyzes the products and activities of internal research to identify any situations of excellence and weakness, identifying the needs in terms of scientific and technological innovation, the thematic deficiencies that must be filled to strengthen the scientific impact of the department. It proposes initiatives aimed at increasing collaboration between groups, enhancing success in research and obtaining funds and promoting the scientific image of FaBiT. It implements tools to foster and consolidate research collaborations with universities and research institutions. In agreement with the working group for the collection, analysis and processing of research and teaching data of the department, it analyzes data in order to calculate the indicators of individual scientific production to be used in the internal resource distribution procedure. The commission has only a preliminary investigation role and all proposals are subject to subsequent discussion and approval in the department council.

Relationships with the Vice Rector for research are maintained through the research contact person in the Department (Vincenzo Scarlato). Relations with the university quality assurance unit are maintained through the Head of the department and the research contact person.

With respect to research planning and evaluation, some members of the department participate in the activities of the commission for the evaluation of research in the university (VRA commission), established with the aim of providing academic bodies and university structures with the tools to govern the allocation of resources based on merit criteria. These are: Vincenzo Scarlato (component VRA, area 05), Patrizia Romualdi (member of Panel 05), Beatrice Albertini (member of Panel 03), Maria Laura Bolognesi (member of panel 03).

Components

President

Teachers

Didactic commission

Expertise

The primary task of the commission is to monitor the overall framework of the educational offer for which FaBiT is responsible, with particular attention to the sustainability and quality of teaching and the development of internationalization prospects. Furthermore, the commission supports the head of the department by carrying out instructive tasks, particularly with respect to the preparation of the three-year teaching plan. It identifies possible didactic deficiencies in the degree programmes activated by FaBiT and deals with the didactic problems affecting the department, in view of possible modifications and activations / deactivations of degree programmes. In agreement with the working group for the collection, analysis and processing of research and teaching data of the department, it elaborates data in order to calculate the indicators of individual teaching activities to be used in the internal resource distribution procedure. Finally, it preliminarily evaluates masters and training courses activation requests.

Components

President

Teachers

Orientation committee and observatory of departmental teaching

Expertise

The committee organizes specific inbound and outbound orientation activities for students of FaBiT courses and contributes, having an overall vision, to the monitoring of the teaching provided by the departmental degree programmes, in collaboration with the didactic commission.

Components

President

Teachers

Students representatives

Editorial Committee

Expertise

The Editorial Committee is responsible for contents uploading and technical management of the pages of the Department's website.

Components

Teachers

Administrative staff members

Working group for the collection, analysis and processing of department’s research and teaching data

Expertise

The working group collects, analyzes and processes the research and teaching data of the department following indications of the head of the department. It cooperates with the department board, the departmental commissions and the committee of coordinators of degree programmes.

Components

President

Teachers

Committee of coordinators of degree programmes

Expertise

The committee carries out instructive tasks in the organization of educational activities and educational programming. He supports the head of the department in carrying out the institutional tasks related to teaching, also through university's IT applications, verifies the sustainability of the degree programmes for their activation, identification of reference teachers and teaching load of individual teachers. It collaborates with the didactic commission, the orientation committee and observatory of departmental teaching, with the coordination committee for educational laboratories and with the teaching chain directly managed by the university. The coordinators of the degree programmes for which FaBiT is the reference department are members by right.

Components

President

Teachers

Commission for coordinating educational laboratories

Expertise

The commission deals with the organization and management of the educational laboratories located in the Navile area, via S. Donato 15/2 and 19/2, via Selmi 3 and via S. Giacomo 14 with the primary objective of rationalizing their use and increasing existing resources and equipment.

Components

President

Teachers

Technical staff members

  • Maria Gaudenzi (technical laboratory manager)
  • Valentina Vasina (laboratory management coordinator)

Committee for the third mission

Expertise

The committee aims at enhancing departmental research, that is the set of activities through which the original knowledge produced by scientific research is transformed into productive knowledge, susceptible to economic and commercial applications; production of public goods of a social, educational and cultural nature. The tasks of this committee include monitoring of patents filed by members of the department, departmental spin-offs and startup. Furthermore, it proposes to the research delegate the updates of the departmental web page and takes care of its implementation in collaboration with the editorial committee.

Components

President

Teachers

Internationalization commission

Expertise

The commission carries out monitoring and programming of international exchange programs in which teachers and students of the department are interested, from Erasmus exchanges to sectorial conventions, from Overseas exchanges to the possibility of visits abroad for students and teachers at university institutions which are not included in Erasmus exchanges.

Components

President

Teachers

Students representatives

Commission for relations with BiGeA

Expertise

The commission takes care of the educational activities that involve teachers from the two departments and takes care of the logistic and organizational relations of the spaces shared between the two departments.

Components

President

Teachers

Commission "Navile"

Expertise

The commission also includes Dr. Maria Grazia Gioia (head of the pharmacy education chain); it will coordinate with the similar commissions activated by the departments "Ciamician" and "Toso Montanari", with which the didactic laboratories of the chemical area will be shared. The commission will take care of the monitoring, also with simulations, of the occupation of classrooms and laboratories shared with the other departments, in order to rationalize their occupation.

Components

President

Teachers

Technical staff members

  • Lorenzo D’Addario (technical laboratory manager)
  • Valentina Vasina (laboratory management coordinator)

Committee for the transfer to via della Beverara (Battiferro Building)

Expertise

The primary task of the committee is to follow the university's building activities at the Battiferro center, and to coordinate the activities of the department for project planning.

Components

President

Teachers

Technical staff members

  • Valentina Vasina

Library scientific committee

Expertise

The Scientific Committee defines library’s scientific development lines, according to criteria aimed at guaranteeing an adequate and balanced bibliographic coverage of the disciplinary areas of competence; provides for the protection and enhancement of special funds stored there; approves the budget breakdown in the library's expenditure items; submits services regulation and library's resource requirements to the department council for approval.

Components

President

Teachers

Administrative staff members

Students representatives