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Teaching staff welcome manual

Faculty of Education and Psychology

Dear colleague,

From the Faculty of Education and Psychology (FEP) at the UdG, we would like to extend the warmest welcome to our centre to you. We are delighted that you now form part of our community and we look forward to accompanying you during this initial period and are here to help with anything that you need.  This welcome manual intends on being open and dynamic, providing you with useful and practical information to assist you as you become part of the Teaching and Research Staff (PDI).  It also serves as a document that complements and expands the general welcome plan offered by the UdG in the context of the FEP.   The Faculty is an educational space, offering continuous learning, growth and community life. We hope to share all this with you and hope that your experience with us will be both enriching and rewarding.  

Team in the Office of the Dean

At FEP, the following government bodies are in place, tasked with managing all activity at the Faculty:

(You can find the composition and the powers of these bodies in the UdG By-Laws

Specific unipersonal bodies:  

  • Dean: Montserrat Vilà  
  • Vice-Dean of Academic Policy and Quality: Bea Caparrós  
  • Vice-Dean of Practicum and Mobility: Anna Planas  
  • Coordinator of the Bachelor's degree in Primary School Education: Juan Gonzalez
  • Coordinator for the Master's degree studies in Early Childhood Education: Francesc Sidera
  • Coordinator of the Bachelor's degree in Psychology: Francesc Sidera 
  • Coordinator of the Bachelor's degree in Social Education: Carolina Puyaltó
  • Coordinator of the Bachelor's degree in Social Work: Xavier Casademont 
  • Coordinator of the Bachelor's degree in Pedagogy: Edgar Iglesias
  • Academic Secretary: Muntsa Calbó  

The email address for the Dean's office is: deg.educacio@udg.edu 

Specific collegiate bodies:

  • Faculty Board (collegiate governing body of the Faculty)
  • Government Commission (Faculty Board's executive collegiate body)
  • Academic boards (collegiate body for the study and discussion of all aspects affecting the delivery of each of the degrees imparted by the Faculty)
  • Department Board (collegiate governing body of the departments)
  • Institute Board (collegiate governing body of the institutes)

The administrative management of the Faculty is entrusted to the different services and administrative units, for which details are provided at the link.

The teaching staff is known as Teaching and Research Staff (PDI) or academic staff. This group consists of the university's teaching staff, both permanent and temporary, in-house or associate researchers and instructors and research grant holders, who are considered trainee academic staff. The PDI can have different educational profiles depending on their situation:

Public Servant PDI:

  • University Professors
  • Associate Professors

Hired PDI (categories specific to the university area):

  • Assistants
  • Teaching staff providing assistance
  • University professors
  • Senior lecturers
  • Associate lecturers
  • Associated teaching staff
  • Visiting lecturers
  • Professors emeritus

The teaching staff forms part of a department and perform their professional activities in the field of the teaching, research and university management. The department to which the professor is affiliated entrusts them with delivering education on the bachelor's or master's degrees taught at the FEP.

The main functions of the teaching staff are:

  • Programming, developing and assessing theoretical and practical performance in the subject areas within their remit.
  • Informing students about the educational programme and assessments.
  • Participating in the establishment of contents and the teaching methodologies as well as the programmes and lines of research, in line with the advances made in their field.
  • Retaining updated knowledge.
  • Programming and participating in research activities and/or the transfer of knowledge.
  • Participating on collegiate governing bodies and performing the roles to which they have been nominated or elected. 

The departments are tasked with organising and carrying out research and with providing and managing teaching in their own areas of knowledge, in coordination with centres and faculties. They also provide support for their academic staff’s teaching and research activities and initiatives.

The three departments at the FEP are as follows:

The teaching staff at these departments mostly impart the FEP's bachelor's and master’s degrees, although they may also have educational roles on other degrees at other centres or faculties at the UdG. Likewise, teaching staff from other departments at the UdG also impart teaching on our bachelor's degrees and masters.

As a PDI, you will form part of a department and an area of knowledge. When you first join, the department will provide you a work space, access to a computer and all the support for you to perform your academic tasks.

The FEP delivers bachelor's and master's degree studies. Each degree has a coordinator, responsible for organising and coordinating the teaching with support from administrative staff.


On the web page of each one of the degrees, you can find general information and other data of interest in relation to access, professional prospects, continued study, subjects, calendars and timetables, practical work, bachelor's or master’s thesis, mobility, enrolment and other specific aspects.

Other master’s degrees coordinated by other universities in which the Faculty is also involved are as follows:

The University of Girona provides the necessary services to support educational activities, research, educational and professional orientation as well as in cultural, sports and leisure fields.

The services most commonly used by the teaching staff, which may be of your interest, include the following:

  • The library is a learning and research resource centre that provides a series of information resources (magazines and e-books, databases, special archives, institutional storage) and services (document loans and acquisitions, advice and education, research support services, cultural activities). The Barri Vell library (located at Plaça Ferrater Mora, 1) offers services and bibliographical resources related to the studies taught at the FEP. 
  • The Josep Pallach Institute of Education Sciences (ICE) aims to contribute to the lifelong learning of academic staff from all educational levels, technical advice in the field of the educational planning, and pedagogical and research innovation. Actions to support innovation and improve teaching are promoted by the ICE in addition to training activities for teaching and research staff at the University of Girona. Educational Innovation Networks (XID) are created in relation to subject matters associated with the priority lines of education at the University of Girona and in line with the interests of the teaching staff at the UdG. They are made up of members of the PDI interested in undertaking an advanced education process and based on the reflections on educational practice.  Educational Innovation Groups (GID) are groups of teaching staff intent on performing an innovation and educational improvement project in their area of study, department or centre.
  • The Human Resources Service is responsible for managing all procedures relating to those who work at the university, in the academic department, or in administration or services.
  • The Occupational Health Office is a service for all staff of the University of Girona that aims to perform the necessary prevention activities to guarantee that the health and safety of staff is suitably safeguarded, advising and meeting with university management, staff and representatives, as well as specialised representative bodies.
  • The Office of Research and Technology Transfer is a Central Department of the University of Girona whose competences are related to research: management of research grants from the autonomous regions, Spain and Europe; management of technology and knowledge transfer; and management of contracts and agreements with companies to fund specific research projects.
  • The International Office it is the unit tasked with facilitating the implementation of the university's internationalisation strategy.
  • The photocopy service at the Faculty is located on the ground floor, to the right of the main entrance. Here, you can find all information about the UdG's printing service via the web portal or from the copy centres.
  • The Bar service is located on floor -1 and usually opens from 8 am to 7 pm.

You can access the UdG's other services (sports, publishing service, etc. ) on the University’s website.

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