Area 1: Teaching

Strategic area 1: Teaching

Mainstream the gender perspective in teaching

Strategic objective 1

Operational objectives and actions

Ensure that all courses offer learning resources and contents without gender bias, thereby raising the profile of leading female figures

Actions:

  • Design a tool to verify whether the gender perspective criterion is being met in course design
  • Design a tool to verify whether the gender perspective criterion is being met in the content creation process
  • Design a tool to verify whether the gender perspective criterion is being met in the creation and selection of learning resources
  • Create a collection of UOC-made learning resources that address the topics of gender, women, feminism and sexuality
  • Make a woman's voice available for multi-format materials
  • Encourage students to undertake participatory final projects with organizations that embody the gender perspective
  • Add statements to the final project guide that prompt students to adopt the gender perspective in their research
  • Incorporate the gender perspective in the design and performance of student internships in businesses and organizations

Make global ethical commitment, which includes the gender perspective, a cross-disciplinary competency in every official bachelor's and master's degree programme

Actions:

  • Sort out which programmes already nurture this cross-disciplinary competency and which ones have the potential to do so
  • Include global ethical commitment as a cross-disciplinary competency in all annual reports on new degree programmes for the 2021/2022 academic year and every year thereafter
  • Offer the Global Ethical Commitment in UOC Classrooms course to coordinating professors

Work the gender perspective into online classroom dynamics

Actions:

  • Study the guides to using gender-inclusive written and audiovisual language in the induction and initial training sessions for coordinating professors and affiliated teaching staff
  • Employ gender-inclusive language throughout the Virtual Campus
  • Create a student resource to raise awareness of the value of gender equality in the learning process
  • Create a tutoring resource that addresses matters related to gender equality in the UOC's online environment, to be gone over with students during the welcome process
  • Write up a protocol to instruct teaching staff (coordinating professors and course instructors) on how to manage potential classroom conflict stemming from the roll out of the gender perspective in teaching

Map out a specific gender perspective training plan for all UOC teaching staff

Actions:

  • Train coordinating professors in specific aspects of the gender perspective so that they can work it into their teaching 
  • Have affiliated teaching staff undergo specific training, namely Dive into Gender Equality
  • Instruct coordinating professors and affiliated teaching staff on how to use the Vives Network guides to gender perspective teaching, so that they can refer to and follow them
  • Host events for coordinating professors so that they can share experiences and agree on best practices when it comes to the gender perspective in teaching

Launch specific courses and programmes focused on gender

Strategic objective 2

Operational objectives and actions

Determine which portfolio strategy is most optimal: official programmes, UOC-certified programmes, short-term activities, etc.

Actions:

  • Coordinate with the faculties and research centres to put together an initial proposal
  • Conduct a market analysis and a feasibility study
  • Validate the final proposal and its deployment

Reduce horizontal student segregation in the UOC faculties

Strategic objective 3

Operational objectives and actions

Raise awareness within the UOC community of the importance of eliminating gender roles

Actions:

  • Create promotional material for bachelor’s and master's degrees that defy gender roles and adhere to the principle of equity
  • Encourage students to pursue topics with a gender perspective for their final projects
  • Identify and shine a spotlight on female and male pathfinders who challenge horizontal segregation in the faculties

Instil in children and young people the importance of defying gender roles when choosing their degrees

Actions:

  • Encourage the prominence of women scientists as active agents of change in traditionally male-dominated fields
  • Promote technology-related social mentoring and volunteer programmes that motivate young and teen girls to hone their skills in traditionally male-dominated fields

Carry out actions that have a positive impact on student admission and success

Actions:

  • Create scholarships to reduce horizontal segregation