UIB dictionary

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A

 

 

academic pathway n
academic track n

CA itinerari acadèmic m
ES itinerario académico m

Learning pathway which complements the student’s academic training by means of the sequential grouping of subjects, courses or their counterparts.

 

academic record n
transcript n

CA expedient acadèmic m
ES expediente académico m

A set of documents in which administrative and academic information regarding a student is stated, such as the subjects studied, the centres or faculties in which these subjects are studied and the marks obtained.

 

academic regulations pl n

CA reglament acadèmic m
ES reglamento académico

Regulations that govern fundamental aspects of academic affairs such as enrolment, how teaching is organised, assessment and finalising studies through equivalence.

 

addition of courses n
extended enrolment n  
extended registration n  

CA ampliació de matrícula f 
ES ampliación de matrícula f

The period during which students can add new subjects to their enrolment.

Note: This period is established by the centre in charge of each degree or by the Vice-Rector responsible for academic affairs.

 

admission procedure  n

CA procediment d’admissió m
ES procedimiento de admisión m

A set of requirements that determine the access of students to a university, such as the number of places available, the number of places reserved, the valuation criteria, etc.

 

affiliated centre  n

CA centre adscrit m
ES centro adscrito m

A public or private centre that through an affiliation offers university studies conducive to an official degree valid throughout the country, with the authorisation of the university and under its academic control.

 

assessment  n

CA avaluació f
ES evaluación f

A stage of the educational process that aims to verify how the proposed pedagogical objectives are achieved.

 

 

B

 

bachelor’s degree  n

CA títol de grau m
ES título de grado m

The degree that a student obtains after completing the bachelor’s degree studies.

 

bachelor’s degree studies  n pl

CA estudis de grau m pl
ES estudios de grado m pl

Official studies whose purpose is that students obtain a general formation for their professional future, according to the structure of university studies adapted to the European higher education area.

Note: The degree takes four years to complete and carries a total of 240 European credits. At the end, students obtain the bachelor’s degree.

 

bachelor’s thesis n

CA treball de fi de grau m
CA TFG m
ES trabajo de fin de grado m
ES TFG m

Project which degree students have to write and defend in their fourth academic year so as to obtain the degree, having previously passed all the credits of the subjects in their basic training being a requirement in order to enroll in it.

Note: The bachelor’s thesis must have a minimum extension of 6 credits and a maximum of 18.

 

branch of knowledge  n

CA branca de coneixement f
ES rama de conocimiento f

Each of the five branches in which studies are organized in the European higher education area: Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Law, and Engineering and Architecture.

 

B2 level English n

CA anglès B2 m
ES inglés B2 m

The level of English that students must achieve to obtain the bachelor’s degree.

 

C

 

Campus Extens (Distance Learning)  n

CA Campus Extensm
ES Campus Extens m

Online teaching service which can be accessed by UIB professors and students through the use of information and communication technologies, with a progressive and constantly developing range of offered studies which allow competition with European and Ibero-American universities.

 

collaboration grant  n

CA beca de col·laboració f
ES beca de colaboración f

A grant addressed to university students so that they can perform various tasks in a university department or service.

 

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages n
CEFR  n

CA marc europeu comú de referència per a les llengües m
CA MECR m
ES marco común europeo de referencia para las lenguas m
ES MCER m

A common European system that provides a method for learning and assessing languages whose main purpose is to ensure the equivalence between all the official certificates of universities and academies.

Note: The framework divides the linguistic competence into six levels: from lowest to highest, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

 

competence  n

CA competència f
ES competencia f

The capability shown by students that results from an effective use of internal and external resources in real learning situations or in a professional context.

Note: It is a combination of practical abilities, knowledge, motivations, ethic values, attitudes, emotions and other social and behavioural components required to achieve an effective performance.

 

complementary assessment  n

CA avaluació complementària f
ES evaluación complementaria f

An assessment carried out at the end of each semester in which both failed or not carried out activities of continuous assessment and final assessments can be programmed.

 

compulsory subject  n

CA assignatura obligatòria f
ES asignatura obligatoria f

A subject that is chosen by each university as part of a curriculum and that students must study in order to obtain all the required credits.

 

conditions for remaining at the university n

CA règim de permanència m
ES régimen de permanencia m 

The rules established by the Social Council that regulate the attendance of students in a university.

 

continuous assessment  n

CA avaluació contínua f
CA avaluació continuada f
ES evaluación continua f

An educational assessment carried out throughout the educational process that informs students and teachers about the learning process, the achieved competences according to the proposed objectives and the problems encountered while learning. 

Note: Continuous assessment has to be based on mid-term exams, papers or projects, reports of practical sessions and tasks, among others. At least, 50% of the final mark of a subject must depend on continuous assessment.

 

core subject  n

CA assignatura troncal f
ES asignatura troncal f

A subject that includes the basic contents of an official degree and that students must study in order to obtain all the required credits.

 

course guide  n
syllabus n

CA guia docent f
ES guía docente f

A document in which all the aspects of a particular subject are described.

Note: Objectives, competences, programm, methodology, bibliography, teachers, groups, teaching techniques and academic activities are detailed in the course guide.

 

credit recognition  n

CA reconeixement de crèdits m
ES reconocimiento de créditos m

The process by which a university accepts the credits obtained in official studies, in the same university or in another one, and that are counted in another studies so that an official degree can be obtained.

 

curriculum  n
study programme n

CA pla d’estudis m
ES plan de estudios m

The programme of a particular degree that structures in years, stages and periods all the contents, subjects and activities that have to be developed and whose successful completion leads to an official university degree.

 

cut-off mark [UK] n
minimum grades [DS] n

CA nota de tall f
ES nota de corte f

The minimum mark required to gain admission to a particular university studies that is calculated according to supply and demand, so it changes every year.

 

D

 

Dean  n

CA degà -ana m i f
ES decano -na m i f

A teacher and director of a faculty that represents it before the educative authorities and that coordinates its functions and activities.

 

delegate of the Rector  n
delegate of the Vice-Chacellor  n

CA delegat –ada del rector m i f
ES delegado –da del rector m i f

One-person body that can be appointed by the rector, under his responsibility, in order to improve the performance of his functions.

 

department  n

CA departament m
ES departamento m

Organizational division of university studies in subject areas.

 

Diploma Supplement n
European Diploma Supplement  n
DS  n

CA suplement europeu al títol
CA SET m
ES suplemento europeo al título m
ES SET m

The annexe attached to an official degree that provides a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the successfully completed studies.

Note: The European Diploma Supplement improves international transparency and facilitates the academic and professional recognition of qualifications.

 

doctoral studies  n pl

CA estudis de doctorat m pl
ES estudios de doctorado m pl

University studies required to obtain the doctorate or doctor’s degree.

 

doctorate  n 
doctoral degree  n

CA doctorat m
ES doctorado m

A university degree that proves that a person has passed the doctoral studies and the doctoral thesis.

 

double degree  n
dual degree n

CA doble titulació f
ES doble titulación f

An official degree that confirms that a person has completed university studies that include areas of several fields of knowledge and that are studied in just one integrated programme.

Note: The duration of these studies is longer than in a regular degree but much shorter than studying both degrees consecutively.

 

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E

 

ECTS credit  n

CA crèdit ECTS m
CA crèdit europeu m
ES crédito ECTS m
ES crédito europeo m

A unit of measurement of the academic activity of students, expressed in hours, that includes both lectures and practical classes and the time spent on studying and taking exams.

Note 1: The ECTS credit structures and organises curriculums according to the European Credit Transfer System. A credit corresponds to 25 hours of student work.

Note 2: The abbreviation ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer System.

 

elective subject  n

CA assignatura de lliure configuració f
CA assignatura de lliure elecció f
ES asignatura de libre configuración f
ES asignatura de libre elección f

A subject that may not be related with a particular curriculum and that students have the option to study in order to obtain all the required credits, in the university in which they are enrolled, in another university or in a company with which the university has a collaboration programme or convention.

 

enrolment n
registration n

CA matrícula f 
ES matrícula f 

Registration of an admitted student to start an academic training programme. 

 

entrance requirements  n

CA procediment d’accés m
ES procedimiento de acceso m

A set of requirements that students must have to be accepted at a university.

 

European Diploma Supplement  n
Diploma Supplement n
DS  n

CA suplement europeu al títol
CA SET m
ES suplemento europeo al título m
ES SET m

The annexe attached to an official degree that provides a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the successfully completed studies.

Note: The European Diploma Supplement improves international transparency and facilitates the academic and professional recognition of qualifications.

 

European higher education area  n
EHEA  n

CA espai europeu d’educació superior m
CA EEES m
ES espacio europeo de educación superior m
ES EEES m

Higher education organization whose purpose is to harmonize and unify all the educational systems of the European Union in order to facilitate exchanges between students and teachers and to enhance the transparency and compatibility of studies, degrees and diplomas.

 

exam record n
examination results n 

CA acta f
ES acta f

A formal document that specifies the marks obtained in an exam by students.

 

examination session n  
examination sitting n

CA convocatòria d’examen f 
ES convocatoria de examen f

A document by which students are summoned on a specific day, place and time to take an evaluation text of a certain subject.

  

extended enrolment n  
extended registration n  
addition of courses n

CA ampliació de matrícula f 
ES ampliación de matrícula f

The period during which students can add new subjects to their enrolment.

Note: This period is established by the centre in charge of each degree or by the Vice-Rector responsible for academic affairs.

 

extraordinary assessment  n

CA avaluació extraordinària f
ES evaluación extraordinaria f

An additional assessment carried out at the end of the teaching period of a subject.

 

F

 

faculty  n

CA facultat f
ES facultad f

A university centre comprising one or several related subject areas and in which specific or related studies conducive to university degrees are taught.

 

for-credit internships n pl

CA pràctiques curriculars f pl
ES prácticas curriculares f pl

Curricula-integrated internship with an assignation of academic credits in regards to the duration and intensity, for the realization of which the student must be enrolled in the corresponding subject and fulfill all the requeriments specified in the syllabus.

Note: The internships can be carried out in companies, organizations or institutions, including the UIB. As these are primarily formative in inature none of the obligations assigned to an employment contract are derived from them.

 

foundation course n
introductory course n

CA assignatura de formació bàsica f
ES asignatura de formación básica f

A subject that includes the basic contents of a branch of knowledge. 

Note: Each bachelor’s degree must contain at least 60 credits in basic training. These credits must be recognized in all the bachelor’s degrees of the same branch of knowledge.

 

 

G

 

general competence  n
generic competence  n

CA competència general f
CA competència genèrica f
CA competència transversal f
ES competencia general f
ES competencia genérica f
ES competencia transversal f

The competence that is shared by several professions or fields of knowledge and that is essential for the personal development of a student.

 

 

grade [US] n
mark [UK] n

CA nota f
CA qualificació f
ES nota f
ES calificación f

A quantitative or qualitative evaluation of a subject, exam or task for a future educative assessment.

Note: Marks are numerical, from 0 to 10, and are written with a decimal. They correspond to the following qualitative qualification: fail (0,0-4,9), pass (5,0-6,9), good (7,0-8,9) and excellent (9,0-10).

 

grant n

CA beca f
ES beca f

An economic aid received by a person to conduct studies or research, usually considering the applicant’s socio-economic circumstances or his/her academic achievement.

 

grantholder  n

CA becari -ària m i f
ES becario -ria m i f

The student or researcher that has received a grant.

 

 

I

 

introductory course n
foundation course n

CA assignatura de formació bàsica f
ES asignatura de formación básica f

A subject that includes the basic contents of a branch of knowledge. 

Note: Each bachelor’s degree must contain at least 60 credits in basic training. These credits must be recognized in all the bachelor’s degrees of the same branch of knowledge.

 

 

M

 

mark [UK] n
grade [US] n

CA nota f
CA qualificació f
ES nota f
ES calificación f

A quantitative or qualitative evaluation of a subject, exam or task for a future educative assessment.

Note: Marks are numerical, from 0 to 10, and are written with a decimal. They correspond to the following qualitative qualification: fail (0,0-4,9), pass (5,0-6,9), good (7,0-8,9) and excellent (9,0-10).

 

master’s degree  n

CA títol de màster m
ES título de màster m

The degree that a student obtains after completing the master’s degree studies.

 

master’s degree studies n pl

CA estudis de màster m pl
ES estudios de màster m pl

Postgraduate official studies whose purpose is that students obtain an advanced and specialized or multidisciplinary formation, with a professional, academic or research orientation, according to the university studies adapted to the European higher education area.

Note: The master’s degree carries a total of 60 or 120 European credits. At the end, students obtain the master’s degree.

 

master’s thesis n

ES trabajo de fin de máster m
ES TFM m
CA treball de fi de màster m
CA  TFM m

Project which master’s students have to write and publicly defend at the final stage of their curriculum in order to obtain the master’s degree, oriented towards either professional specialization or research, in accordance to the curriculum’s contents.

Note: The master’s thesis must have a minimum extension of 6 credits and a maximum of 30.

 

minimum grades [DS] n
cut-off mark [UK] n

CA nota de tall f
ES nota de corte f

The minimum mark required to gain admission to a particular university studies that is calculated according to supply and demand, so it changes every year.

 

 

N

 

(name of university)-specific degree  n

CA títol propi m
ES título propio m

An academic degree issued and only recognized by a particular university that certifies the completion of certain studies of this university.

 

not-for-credit-internships n pl

CA pràctiques extracurriculars f pl
ES prácticas extracurriculares f pl

Internships which are carried out voluntarily by students during their training period and which might lead to the awarding of credits despite not being included in their curricula.

Note: The internships can be carried out in companies, organizations or institutions, including the UIB. As these are primarily formative in nature none of the obligations assigned to an employment contract are derived form them. These internships are managed by the DOIP or other organizations.

 

 

O

 

official recognition n

CA homologació f
ES homologación f

Official recognition of the equivalence between a foreign qualification and an official Spanish qualification with validity throughout the national territory.

 

optional subject  n

CA assignatura optativa f
ES asignatura optativa f

A subject that is chosen by each university as part of a curriculum and that students have the option to study in order to obtain all the required credits.

  

P

 

personal academic transcript  n

CA certificat acadèmic personal m
ES certificado académico personal m

A document through which the official character of an academic record of a student or graduate is recognized, according to the information that the university has. 

Note: It contains the student’s personal information, the main characteristics of the degree, the subjects that the student has passed (typology and mark obtained) and the credit distribution, according to the official curriculum.

 

postgraduate degree  n
postgraduate qualification  n

CA títol de postgrau m
ES título de posgrado m

The degree that a student obtains after completing the postgraduate studies.

 

postgraduate studies  n pl

CA estudis de postgrau m pl
ES estudios de posgrado m pl

Official studies taken after a diploma, undergraduate degree or bachelor’s degree.

 

practical sessions  n pl
practicals  n pl

CA pràctiques f pl
ES prácticas f pl

EN The period during which a person works in an organization in order to obtain the required practical training to develop a future professional activity.

 

practicum  n

CA pràcticum m
ES prácticum m

A subject of a certain degree during which students take practical sessions in institutions, organizations or companies along with professionals.

  

preregistration  n

CA preinscripció f
ES preinscripción f

An administrative procedure that students that want to study a university degree with a limited number of places have to take, and through which they must indicate, in order of preference, the studies they want to start and the universities in which they want to study them.

 

provisional degree certificate n

CA certificat supletori del títol m
ES certificado supletorio del título m

Document that replaces the official degree certificate, with the same legal effects, and that is used until the official degree certificate is finally issued.

 

 

 

 

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R

 

Rector  n
Vice-Chancellor  n

CA rector -a m i f
ES rector -ra m i f

The highest academic authority in a university.

 

  

S

 

school insurance n

CA assegurança escolar f
ES seguro escolar m 

A contract that establishes, in exchange for a specific sum, the coverage of the expenses of accident, illness or public liability of a student or a group of students of an educational institution.

 

semester  n

CA semestre m
ES semestre m

The portion of an academic year during which a certain number of subjects are taught.

Note: The academic year is divided into two semesters. Usually, each semester consists of 5 subjects of 6 credits.

 

specific competence  n

CA competència específica f
ES competencia específica f

The competence that belongs to a specific field of knowledge or profession that results from the capability to apply skills and knowledge in new situations in that profession or field of knowledge.

 

student assistant placement n 
student assistant position n

CA plaça d’alumne –a col·laborador –a m i f
ES plaza de alumno –na colaborador –ra m i f

Post that can be appplied for, through a call for applications, by students enrolled in any degree offered by the UIB who fulfill the requirements demanded.

Note: There are three student assistant categories: A (collaborating in research tasks, linked to the teaching and researching staff in the faculties and schools), B (collaborating in research and practical tasks, linked to university services) and C (collaborating in projects for the innovation and improvement of the teaching quality).

 

student delegation  n

CA delegació d’estudiants f
ES delegación de estudiantes f

An association of students of the same degree or faculty that represents the interests of these students.

 

student assembly  n
student government n

CA consell d’estudiants m
ES consejo de estudiantes m

In a university, the highest and independent body of student representation that centralizes and coordinates this representation.


study programme n
curriculum  n

CA pla d’estudis m
ES plan de estudios m

The programme of a particular degree that structures in years, stages and periods all the contents, subjects and activities that have to be developed and whose successful completion leads to an official university degree.

 

subject  n

CA assignatura f
ES asignatura

Contents subject to a programme that has to be taught by a teacher in a certain period of time and that is part of a curriculum.

 

subject area  n

CA matèria f
ES materia f

An academic teaching unit that is materialized in one or several subjects.


syllabus n
course guide n

CA guia docent f
ES guía docente f

A document in which all the aspects of a particular subject are described.

Note: Objectives, competences, programm, methodology, bibliography, teachers, groups, teaching techniques and academic activities are detailed in the course guide.

 

 

T

 

transcript n
academic record n

CA expedient acadèmic m
ES expediente académico m

A set of documents in which administrative and academic information regarding a student is stated, such as the subjects studied, the centres or faculties in which these subjects are studied and the marks obtained.

 

tuitions fees n

CA taxa acadèmica f
ES tasa académica f

Price which a student has to pay at a university, which corresponds to the sum of the course enrolment fees and the cost of the teaching they will receive.

Note: The price depends on whether the student is renrolled in oficial or non-official studies, and whether the university is public or private.

 

tutoring  n

CA tutoria f
ES tutoría f

An academic process whose purpose is to establish a helping relationship in which teachers or tutors guide students in the creation of a path to achieve academic, personal and professional objectives.

 

U

 

UIBdigital n

CA UIBdigital m
ES UIBdigital m

Portal with personalized access which the UIB puts at the disposal of the entire university community which grants access to the telematic services of the university and whose aim is improving and accelerating administrative procedures.

 

university college  n
university school  n

CA escola universitària f
ES escuela universitaria f

A centre that organises university studies and its academic and administrative processes conducive to university degrees.

 

university entrance examinations  n
PAU n

CA prova d’accés a la universitat f
CA PAU f
ES prueba de acceso a la universidad
ES PAU f

An exam taken by students that want to start university studies and in which the knowledge acquired in upper secondary school education is assessed.

 

university ombudsman n

CA síndic -a de greuges m i f
ES defensor -ra universitario -ria m i f

A person who defends and protects the legitimate rights and interests of all members of the university community.

 

University school director  n
University college director  n

CA director -a d’escola universitària m i f
ES director -ra de escuela universitaria m i f

A person that has the representation of a university school and that manages it.

 

V

 

validated subject  n

CA  assignatura convalidada f
ES asignatura convalidada f

An academically recognized subject that is studied and passed in another country, institution or faculty.

 

vice-rector n
vice-president n

CA vicerector -a m i f
ES vicerrector -ra m i f

Person whose task consists of assisting the Rector in the governing of the University by coordinating and directing the activities assigned to him or her by the Rector and practicing the Rector’s representation when it is delegated to him or her.

 

W

 

weighting parameter n

CA paràmetre de ponderacio m
ES parámetro de ponderación m

Assignment of a greater value to certain subjects whose qualifications are included in the admission score multiplied by one of these parameters.

Note: The value of these parameters may vary from university to university and from degree to degree.

 

www.uib.cat n

CA www.uib.cat m
ES www.uib.cat m

Domain which grants access to the oficial corporate web of the University of the Balearic Islands in its «.cat». version.

Note: It can also be accessed via «.eu» and «.es» domain extensions.

 

Last update: september 2016