• Pursuit of excellence through external evaluation mechanisms of the teaching activities.

Advancement for collaborating professors

Organic Law 4/2007 repealed the article of Organic Law 6/2001 of December 21 on universities that regulated the position of collaborating professor, indicating that this position should be eliminated. The third additional provision of the cited Organic Law 4/2007 established that persons working at the time this law entered into effect under contracts as collaborating professors in conformity with the earlier Organic Law 6/2001 would be able to continue to perform their teaching and research functions

Article 6.2 of Decree 266/2002 of September 6, on hiring of university professors (Official Journal of Galicia (DOG) of November 15, 2002) establishes that "Collaborating professors will initially be hired by universities for a maximum period of four years, and their contracts may be extended for four more years after a favorable report is received from the Agency for Quality in the Galician University System (ACSUG) or the National Agency for Evaluation of Quality and Accreditation (ANECA), under the terms established in their respective regulatory provisions, or from any other evaluation entity as determined by laws in other Autonomous Communities as long as a prior agreement or arrangement exists with the Autonomous Community of Galicia. Contracts for these professors will obtain the status of permanent after a positive evaluation is received for both periods of their activities as referred to in the previous paragraph, from the Agency for Quality in the Galician University System (ACSUG) or the National Agency for Evaluation of Quality and Accreditation (ANECA), under the terms established in their respective regulatory provisions, or from any other evaluation entity as determined by laws in other Autonomous Communities as long as a prior agreement or arrangement exists with the Autonomous Community of Galicia."

The Order of the Council for Education and University Planning of September 17, 2009 establishes the procedure to be followed by the Agency for Quality in the Galician University System (ACSUG) for issuance of the report prior to extension of the contracts for collaborating professors for the public universities in Galicia, as well as for issuance of the evaluation prior to the cited contracts gaining the status of permanent, in conformity with the provisions established in article 6 of Decree 266/2002 of September 6, on hiring of university professors, and in articles 9 and 10 of Decree 270/2003 of May 22, which regulates the ACSUG.