Teaching activity

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The New Face-to-Face Teaching

The University is preparing for the implementation of face-to-face (in-person) classes for the 2021-22 Academic Year, enhanced with the opportunities offered by communication technologies and on-line teaching methodologies to continue garanteeing and reinforcing our reputation for quality in teaching. We are pleased to report that these practices were first implemented during the past academic year with successful results.

  • Quality Teaching
  • A Commitment to Face-to-Face Learning
  • Excellent On-line Methodologies
  • Investment in New Technologies
  • Sensible Innovation in Teaching
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More than 100 years

of Experience in Education

Quality Face-to-Face Education and Training

A maximum of face-to-face classes with the emphasis on safety

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 2021-22 academic year, which will begin officially on Wednesday, September 1, will take place in person, through face-to-face classes, provided that it does not entail any risk to the University Community.

Moreover, the University has prepared a Prevention Plan for the necessary adaptation of the 2021-2022 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.

A GUARANTEE OF QUALITY IN TEACHING

Simultaneous bimodality

Covid-19 has deeply shaken all aspects of life in our country and has proved to be a great challenge for university education. Comillas has successfully responded to this challenge, adapting its teaching models and strategies under the clear premise of guaranteeing and maintaining quality in teaching and ensuring the safety and health of all of the members of our University community.

For this purpose, a system has been developed that it has called “simultaneous bimodality”, which consists of carrying out teaching activities in the classroom, with the professor being present, while students are either physically or virtually present on-line; everyone (both professors and students) is connected synchronously through the use of tools for video-conferences, and interaction is made possible with all individuals present thanks to the different technological elements that have been provided in teaching environments. This formula facilitates complying with all safety recommendations, while achieving a practically identical teaching experience for all students, both those who are physically in the classroom and those who connect remotely.

This system also allows professors to teach all of the class hours that were planned, in their natural environment, and to offer the course syllabus and continue the daily plan for teaching in its entirety.

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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.

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.

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 2020-21 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.