Ten steps to start a new stage

On the part of Lluis Serra’s candidacy, they point out that in addition to the candidacy program that has been presented to the university community as a whole, a whole series of measures have been collected that they want to prioritize, “since the objective is to govern from the first day, don’t wait for the last hundred ”. These are actions included in the Agenda for the first hundred days, as a result of meetings with the different sectors of the ULPGC and Canarian society. “In general, it is about opening processes of dialogue and negotiation that have been stopped or have not borne fruit in the last four years. This team will approach these issues with a different spirit, typical of a team that knows the University from below and has not been pigeonholed in institutional headquarters for years ”. They also clarify, on the alleged “lack of experience” in management matters referred to by the candidate for re-election Rafael Robaina with respect to the opposing candidacy, that not only “is not true” but that all members of the candidacy of Serra, have been in positions in departments, centers and research institutes. “It seems that Robaina considers that the ULPGC is only the institutional headquarters and that nothing that happens outside is important to him.”

The first ten actions included in Lluis Serra’s Hundred Days Agenda, serves the “urgent” needs of all levels of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

  1. Management. Carry out a diagnosis of the current situation and the resources available in the ULPGC and the location of the main bottlenecks in the management of the institution.
  2. Research. Proposal for the revision of the salary tables for the hiring of personnel charged to research projects.
  3. Teaching and research staff. Initiate the necessary procedures for the start-up of the joint table for the review, update and improvement of the collective agreement of the teaching and research staff (PDI) as well as the sectorial table of Canarian Universities. And start working on the first draft of the planning of human resources for the PDI of the University of Las Palmas. This also implies carrying out a review of the processes linked to academic management that the PDI has been carrying out to simplify them and reduce the administrative burden to which the group is subject.
  4. Regulation of Academic Organization. Begin reviewing the regulations related to the hiring of the PDI. Create the review and monitoring commission of the Academic Organization Regulation (ROA), to start working on the necessary improvements to be able to implement them in the following academic year 2021/2022.
  5. Postgraduate degrees. Undertake meetings with coordinators of master’s degrees and deans and directors of the ULPGC centers to carry out a diagnosis on the level of enrolled students and reinforce communication, for the next academic year.
  6. Administration and Services. Iinitiate an analysis of the personnel of Administration and Services (PAS) of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in order to advance solutions for the problems, among others, of staffing of the university units and stability temporary and interim staff.
  7. Program contract. Urge the Government of the Canary Islands to begin without delay, the works and negotiations leading to the establishment of a new program contract that provides multi-year stability to the financing of the ULPGC, in a way that allows planning human resources, infrastructure or maintenance University institution. “Universities are entities, institutions that for their proper functioning of teaching and research have to be clear about their financial path for years to come, not year to year,” said Roberto Moreno, manager of the Lluis Serra Majem candidacy.
  8. Student body. Dialogue with the Social Council of the ULPGC to analyze and propose modifications in the Progress and Permanence Regulations that meet the needs of the University’s student body.
  9. Qualifications. Design and launch a commission, with broad participation from the entire university community, to review the ULPGC’s degree map, aiming to update and diversify it, and as a framework to adapt it to current and future needs of the Canarian society. This involves promoting double and / or multiple degrees and open degrees; in addition to initiating procedures that make electivity more flexible in the study plans.
  10. Greater. Promote proposals for the empowerment and improvement of special training programs, such as Peritia et Doctrina, Canarian Studies diploma, or European Studies.

The candidacy of Rafael Robaina It has also designed the Agenda for the first hundred days with new actions that give continuity to the management they have carried out in the last four years. “If we win, we will continue with the inertia with which we have been working, but focusing on the new program, with actions that have been designed as we have developed the project that is now ending, and that have been thought as necessary for a second term, since there was no margin of time and less after the year we have had, to develop them in that time, but we do have that inertia ”. They assure that if they are elected this Thursday, “we will take the next weekend off, after the elections, but on Monday we would start with the new program and with the actions that are our commitment for the first hundred days.”

  1. Academic Regulations. There is a clear commitment with the Teaching and Research Staff (PDI), which is to review the Academic Organization Regulations (ROA). After two courses of application, certain dysfunctions are observed that must be corrected. Among others, the dimensioning of teaching activities, the inclusion of the TFG -degree end-of-degree work- in the teaching assignment, optimizing the assignment of TFT tutoring …
  2. Personal. Address the design of the Temporary and precarious staffing and stabilization Plan for PDI and Administration and Services Personnel (PAS). We have published on our website a commitment to summon 500 stable PDI positions in the coming years. We have signed a series of commitments with the PAS but, in addition, we have to resume the negotiation in order, first, to attend to the stabilization of temporary and temporary jobs in the legal conditions that are most advantageous as possible, and then face rejuvenation and improvement. Of the template.
  3. Financing. Resume with the Government of the Canary Islands and the participation of the ULPGC, the ULL and the union representatives, the negotiation of the financing model of the public university system: program contract, staff and investment plan, etc. But also the higher education strategy for the next five years, which allows an understanding between all the universities established in the Canary Islands and the necessary updating of the offer of degrees.
  4. Infrastructures. Start the infrastructure plan, which includes maintenance, renovation, improvement and new facilities works, including the generalization of photovoltaic installations for self-consumption.
  5. Sustainability This is linked to a sustainability plan “that must be designed and coordinated, starting with the flagship project, the Zero Emissions Campus, financed by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria”.
  6. Strategic plan. Both previous actions will be framed within the new strategic plan, for whose participatory design we must start working immediately, so that it is available at the beginning of the next course.
  7. Digitization Regarding digitization, during the worst moments of the pandemic we made an effort to provide ourselves with infrastructures, means, technological resources and training to the university community to urgently transfer teaching to the virtual space. This was done under stressful conditions. The resources and means, rather than being optimized, were oversized for security. Now it’s time to optimize and refine, in an organized way, under the protection of the development of the Digital Resource Center (CRD), which is based on three lines of action: training, support for the use of new technologies and related to provision and creation of support digital resources for teaching, research, communication and dissemination of scientific culture.
  8. Students. With the students we will strengthen communication and address the commitments agreed upon during the campaign. We also want to deepen the development of the Student Portal, for the dissemination of the training offer. On these dates the campaigns to guide students to a good choice of their university career are very important, the Orienta Tu Futuro portal is a great step, in which we must continue advancing immediately.
  9. Inequality. We cannot wait a minute to tackle the problem of inequities and inequalities. It is essential for this to create the Student Observatory, to know the increasing diversity of university students and their situations. This will be a key diagnostic element that allows us to implement the appropriate actions and be able to guide students on their life itinerary and, individually, those with special needs, both educational, economic and social.
  10. Research. To face a new Science and Innovation plan 2021-2024, which will include actions to improve project support structures, the raising of funds for research and innovation and a plan for the recruitment and development of research talent, which will be the seed of our research workforce rejuvenation policy.


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