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Teaching activity

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The New Face-to-Face Teaching

The University has prepared the 2020-21 academic year with face-to-face teaching as its foundation, enriched by the opportunities that Communication Technologies and On-line Teaching Methodologies offer in order to continue growing and to enhance the quality of our teaching. We have put this into practice during the past months, making it clear that we are a guarantee for the future.

  • Quality Teaching
  • A Commitment to Face-to-Face Learning
  • Excellent On-line Methodologies
  • Investment in New Technologies
  • Sensible Innovation in Teaching

More than 100 years

of Experience in Education

Quality Face-to-Face Education and Training

A Maximum of Face-to-Face Classes

We are backed by more than 100 years of commitment to quality face-to-face education and training. And this rich tradition of outstanding academics has always been nurtured by constant innovation. For this reason, in these “new face-to-face” circumstances, our goal is to continue fomenting excellence in teaching in face-to-face classroom situations, thus being faithful to our mission by relying on creativity.

To achieve this, teaching activity for the 2020-21 academic year, which will begin officially on Monday, September 7, will take place in person, through face-to-face classes, provided that it does not entail any risk to the University Community.

If there are restrictions...

What will happen?

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We are Ready for All Possible Scenarios

In situations of uncertainty, it is necessary to be prepared for all possible scenarios.

If, in the end, official authorities impose restrictive rules on face-to-face teaching activities in Educational Institutions, or on the number of students who can meet and take classes together in a limited space, our teaching activities will continue at full capacity, with the aim of a well-rounded and comprehensive education, and achieving the highest degree of quality possible.

We plan to use all of the physical and technical means available to us for this purpose.

On the Different Campuses of the University

Teaching activities will preferably be carried out in person, with face-to-face classes at the different campuses of the University, taking advantage of all available space and always in strict compliance with the corresponding official regulations issued for safety and hygiene (see “Maximum Safety”).

Bimodal Teaching

Physical presence through face-to-face teaching will be complemented with “virtual” on-line face-to-face activities: Classes that are taught in the classroom with a number of students can also be taken simultaneously by video-conferencing for those students who are not present in the classroom and who are connected remotely.

This bimodal teaching will be made possible thanks to the use of Information and Communication Technologies that allow interaction between professors and students, which is considered as “face-to-face teaching” by the Spanish Network of University Quality Agencies (REACU). Moreover, it is expressly encouraged through the recommendations of the Ministry of Universities for the 2020-21 academic year. In sum: this is a matter of ensuring maximum real attendance, whether physical or virtual.

Quality On-line Teaching

In addition, in order to achieve the greatest effectiveness in maximizing learning results, other quality on-line strategies will be added, having been contrasted and endorsed, which follow the recommendations and guidelines of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).

Everything is Ready

Guarantee of Quality

Looking ahead to the next academic year, at Comillas everything is ready to provide continuity to the recognized quality of our academic degrees, which will also be guaranteed in this new bimodality.

To ensure the proper development of bimodal education, the University has made a significant investment in the technological field, in order to expand resources and applications that guarantee the necessary means to provide students with the acquisition of the skills and abilities linked to Official Degrees.

For this purpose, the University has prepared a Global Plan of Action and a Prevention Plan for the necessary adaptation of the 2020-2021 Academic Year, with regard to the conditions for carrying out teaching, studies and research activities, to meet the demands of the Public Health crisis. The recommendations included in the ANECA (National Agency for Quality and Accreditation) Strategy for the assurance of quality in teaching for courses taught during the 2020-2021 academic year were followed. These plans were drawn up in accordance with the Recommendations of the Ministry of Universities to the Spanish University Community to modify the University academic calendar for 2020-2021, approved on 10 June 2020, to an adapted face-to-face instruction, as provided for in Order 668/2020, of 19 June 2020, of the Ministry of Health of the Autonomous Region of Madrid.

Cutting-edge Technology

State-of-the-art cameras and microphones, which will allow proper monitoring of classes remotely. Video conferencing applications that are specially designed for educational environments and that facilitate learning. State-of-the-art computing devices to achieve the best possible connection to, and conditions for, communications.

Teaching Training

Intensive and specific training for professors to teach correctly in synchronous bimodal teaching situations, so that the students will feel personally attended to, whether their presence in class is physical or on-line.

Students Orientations

Guidance for students through tutorials, videos and documents, and also to explain the use of all computer tools, which will help students adapt to all environments and, thereby, make the most of their learning and improve their skills, with a view to their subsequent insertion into the labor market and employment.

See “Student Guide”

Personalized Degree-Based Learning

The general guidelines of the University have been differentiated and made specific for each School or Faculty and for each Degree (see the scroll-down menu for TEACHING ACTIVITY/Information on Schools and Faculties), in order to adapt the teaching methodology to the characteristics of the Schools and Faculties, as well as to the Degrees that they manage.

+ 300000

Interactions per Day

+ 70000

On-line Exams Administered

99 %

Students Connected

100 %

Fully Adapted Teaching and Learning Guides

75 %

Students with Synchronous Video-Conferencing Every Day

485 %

Increase in Technical Support

Highly Qualified Professors

Competent Teaching

People and Technology

It is people who give meaning to the use of Technology, and even more so when it comes to competent professionals who identify with the University Mission.
The professors at Comillas have worked to ensure that students will continue with their classes and have access to all available resources.

Satisfied and Appreciative Students

This satisfaction is reflected in the results of the global evaluation of the 2019-20 academic year by students, in which our professors improved their survey marks compared to the previous year. These indicators demonstrate the extremely high degree of commitment by professors to meeting educational objectives.

New Bimodal Methodologies

With the aim of adapting to new bimodal methodologies as quickly as possible, in addition to the experience and resources acquired in recent months, the University is making all types of Orientation Webinars, Training Sessions on teaching resources and applications available to professors, and even Trial Sessions in the classroom, in order for them to start the academic year already familiarized with bimodal teaching.

Student Resources

A series of resources (videos, guides…) have been prepared to facilitate the adaptation of students to face-to-face teaching, both in its physical and virtual on-line forms.