We’re in luck with the Spanish college system: the Authorities has taken step one to interchange the outdated, outdated and undemocratic el Regulation of academic discipline of the official Centers of Higher Education and Technical Education, dependent on the Ministry of National Education of 1954 to interchange it with what would be the College Coexistence Legislation, whose Draft Legislation was recognized yesterday by the Council of Ministers to start its processing that ends within the Official State Gazette.
A regulation that’s unconstitutional in lots of sections, outdated in others and that oozes from all 4 sides an odor of mothballs and Franco’s College. A textual content, in brief, whose want for repeal was clear, as proven by the Ombudsman for the primary time in 1990, and later, within the suggestion of July 3, 2008. Nothing to object, due to this fact, however fairly the other.
However it isn’t solely essential as a result of the 1954 rule is repealed. It’s related for numerous causes.
From the outset, it’s a rule that gives authorized certainty to college students, within the double sense of getting a process ample to the necessities of the constitutional State and, as well as, they could have an ample classification of infractions and sanctions. In different phrases, the abuse of the kind of “lack of probity” that attempted to alleviate the deficiencies of the 1954 norm will likely be overcome.
Second, it isn’t solely a rule of self-discipline within the sense of classifying infractions, setting sanctions and regulating the process. It’s a norm of coexistence, which permits the introduction of other dispute decision mechanisms which have been proven to be very appropriate for resolving conflicts that will exist within the discipline of the College. An expertise that we put into operation within the UCM within the mandate of Carlos Berzosa (2003/11) and that proved to be a helpful instrument to face the issues posed by coexistence, not solely amongst college students however even in different areas of the Educating Workers and Researcher and Administration and Providers Personnel.
At this level, the position of the College Ombudsman Places of work will likely be very related and an adaptation of the college Inspection providers will likely be required. On this sense, it will be advisable to additionally enhance the connection with the Workplace of Equality that exists in all Universities and that could be a very helpful instrument within the face of issues of sexism, typically of an environmental nature, that happens within the lecture rooms.
Thirdly, it’s noteworthy that the infractions and sanctions cowl a plurality of behaviors which can be incompatible with the which means of College. Plagiarism is presumably an important level that deserves to be cited, and that, as has occurred not too long ago within the case of a German Minister who plagiarized her doctoral thesis, deserves a sanction as a result of not solely does it not adjust to the fundamental guidelines of what it’s college work, however violates the mental rights of the plagiarized creator. It’s a very critical offense within the Remaining Diploma and Grasp’s Thesis and within the Doctoral Thesis. It might not damage for Universities to assist by means of digital plagiarism monitoring mechanisms.
There’s a broad set of measures in opposition to behaviors that violate human dignity, whether or not hazing or different sorts of sexist conduct; and there are additionally infractions in opposition to college patrimony, equivalent to that so dangerous of the mutilation of books, which causes a lot harm.
Presumably, the penalty for misappropriation of exams ought to be elevated and a penalty is about for dishonest throughout an examination, which is taken into account a minor offense. The College is, above all, an angle and such a picaresque conduct has penalties in relation to the customers of the providers of such a college students as soon as they’ve obtained the title. Nothing is alleged, nevertheless, in regards to the grade that the coed who has been caught copying may have.
On this regulation, there’s a lacking measure that was foreseen within the Draft of 2011 relating to the circulation of sanctions all through the Spanish college system, with a view to keep away from the (comparatively) frequent observe of adjusting universities to keep away from the sanction.
If in a earlier put up I complained that the Draft that was drawn up in Gabilondo’s time as Minister of Schooling in 2011 had not been used, on this event, I’m happy to see how the work from then has been mirrored on this customary.
Now there’s a pedagogical work to reveal to the coed associations and to the scholars themselves some great benefits of having an ordinary such because the one they need to approve. It’s a rule designed for this group that gives them with authorized safety and ensures inside the framework of the rule of legislation.
On this sense, the advantage of breaking the worry of regulating this problem should be valued. College coexistence is sweet that should be protected, particularly in a context of polarization equivalent to the present one, which is already starting to succeed in the school rooms.
Briefly, an essential step that we hope might be reworked into Legislation within the shortest potential time.