One of the focal points of the teaching strategy at Leiden University is ensuring student success. Various initiatives have therefore been taken in this light ranging from the Leiden Study System to CROHO and from the Teachers’ Academy to teaching innovation.
Leiden Study System
The aim of the Leiden Study System is ensure students receive proper support. We begin by helping prospective students find the programme that suits them best. In the first year, it soon becomes clear whether the student has made the right choice. Mentors, the Binding Study Advice (BSA) and a study plan are other valuable elements of the System.
The Collegiale Raad voor Onderzoek naar Hoger Onderwijs (CROHO) is a steering group at the University that champions research into teaching quality. Next to that the Croho advises on the development en implementation of the Leiden University didactic vision.
The University established its Teachers’ Academy to stimulate teaching innovation. Lectures who are appointed as Teaching Fellows join the Teachers’ Academy and receive a grant for teaching innovation projects. An annual conference on teaching innovation is also held.
How can a university continuously innovate? How can it take advantage of technological developments and create a diverse and international learning environment? The teaching innovation programme ensures that teaching innovation is a focal point at the University.