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AFAM Evaluation Boards

AFAM Evaluation Boards were established by Presidential Decree no. 132/2013, which also outlines their responsibilities. Recently, Law no. 234/2021 specified their composition, mandating the inclusion of 3 members, including 2 external individuals who may be either Italian or foreign. The Boards serve as the main entities responsible for the Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) activities in AFAM institutions. They assess the outcomes of the institution’s teaching and research activities and monitor the use of resources. Each year, they generate an annual report, following a model and a set of Guidelines established by ANVUR, which is submitted to both the Ministry and the Agency. This report encompasses an analysis of students’ feedback, which the Boards are entrusted with collecting.

ANVUR performs a coordination and guidance role for the activities of the AFAM Evaluation Boards.