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Evaluation of education

The goal of evaluation of education, is to improve our programmes on the basis of the information collected. The programme committee plays a central part in this.

Evaluation of education is important for the quality of education. Systematically evaluating our programmes is an important tool to:

  • analyse the quality of education
  • monitor the quality of education
  • improve the quality of education

You will find the guidelines in your faculty's Quality Care Prospectus. 

The programme committee's role

The programme committees play a central part in the evaluation of education. They evaluate their faculty's courses and educational programmes. Also, they conduct alumni- and labour market research, to map what happens to the students after graduation.  

On this research they issue advice on matters concerning the teaching in the programme. When the evaluation cycle is finished, they check if their suggestions of improvement received enough attention.

Evaluation of education by external experts

To ensure the quality of higher education in the Netherlands, the independent experts of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) investigate whether the institutions have an effective quality assurance system. If the audit is favourable, the NVAO accredits the institution or the programme for a further six years. 

Questions?

Please contact Marjolein Boessenkool for questions on evaluation of education.

Teaching Evaluation Framework

The Humanities teaching evaluation framework provides faculty guidelines and tips relating to module and programme evaluations. These guidelines are for teachers, department administrators and programme committees. The framework also offers instructions for how to approach students about their evaluation results, together with examples of various kinds of questionnaires that can be used for course evaluations.

Logistics of course evaluation

There is a standard procedure for the logistics surrounding course evaluations. You can find more information about this procedure in this document (only in Dutch).  It is based on a central course administration with various locations, meaning that it can be applied to all programmes. There are procedures for: a. paper evaluations; b. online evaluations.

Programme committee

Programme committees have an important role to play in the evaluation of courses and programmes, and in making recommendations for the implementation and development of modules, curricula and education policy.

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