This research was carried out between 2002 and 2004 and had two main objectives:
1) To identify the strengths and weaknesses of personal tutorials carried out between 1995-1996 in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the UAB, with the aim of making available sufficiently contrasting elements for if the Tutorial Plan is reconsidered and sharing the experience with other faculties at the UAB and other universities.
2) Draw up a framework guide for university Tutorial Plan that hep to develop tutorial attention at the UAB, contributing to diffusion and generalisation in the different qualifications.
The methodology of the project aimed to find out the true situation using quantitative and qualitative approaches. We therefore carried out open interviews with key informers, used a questionnaire for 2nd and 5th year students and compared their responses with group interviews with lecturers-tutors and academic managers at the Faculty.
The data obtained was analysed and organised in accordance with meaningful references and always seeking to contrast it. Enriched with information supplied by the bibliographical analysis and the team of the Dean's office, it was used as a base for conclusions and pertinent proposals for improvement.
The final contributions included a documentary source on tutoring in the university in general and specifically at the UAB, a report on the tutorials at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and proposals for its improvement, a framework guide for drawing up Tutorial Plans, the design of workshops on university tutoring and various articles about tutoring and academic tutoring.
Joaquín Gairín (UAB), Mònica Feixas (UAB), Jordi Franch (UAB, Cristina Guillamón (UAB) & Dolors Quinquer (UAB)