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CARRERAS, Josep. Evaluation of teaching and faculty promotion (IV). University spanish legislation (b): from the law of university reformation (1983) to the organic law of universities (2002). (1st part). Educ. méd. [online]. 2004, vol.7, n.1, pp.09-23. ISSN 1575-1813.
Following the promulgation of the Law of University Reformation (LRU) in 1983, were published the complementary dispositions that allowed the provision of numerous positions of the different university educational bodies according to the new criteria contained in the Law. On the other hand, retributive complements as incentive for educational and research quality were established, and the universities began to apply procedures to evaluate teaching. But seven years after the approval of the LRU, a generalized consensus existed on the need to modify the system of selection of the professors; mainly as a result of the high degree of "endogamy" that had developed, in the sense that generally the local candidates obtained the teaching positions with independence of their merits. The own socialist government carried out several attempts to reform the LRU, but they did not arrive at term due to the lack of the necessary parliamentary consensus. Finally, it was a government of the Popular Party the one that, in 2002, with enough parliamentary majority and in spite of the strong refusal of the other political parties and of the universities, approved a new Organic Law of Universities (LOU), that greatly modified the mechanisms of selection of the faculty diminishing the autonomy of the universities.
Palabras clave : Evaluation of teaching quality; University Spanish Legislation.