Peer Review Professional Development of Academic Teaching Staff in the Netherlands: Setting a benchmark for further improvement

Session Time and Location

Fri, 8 Jun 2018
9:45am to 11:15am
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Dunwoody C
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Over 75% of teaching staff at 14 research universities (most are top -200 universities) meets the requirements for the mutually recognized University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). This calls for a new step. In 2016-2017 a peer review procedure was introduced to improve the quality of the UTQ, Continuous Professional Development and Leaderships Programmes. Stakeholders (students, lecturers, deans of education, programme directors, HR experts- and educational developers) discussed the above at four conferences, which were organized and hosted by a cluster of three or four universities.

The aim of this nationwide peer review is to set a new benchmark: results, recommendations for universities, main trends, good practices and recommendations for future development.