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University Committee for Education (UCO)

University Committee for Education (UCO)

The University Committee for Education is an independent advisory committee of the Board of the University.

The committee is composed in the following way. Each faculty is represented by one member. Besides that, the University Council is represented by one member. To properly promote the interests of students, the committee has four independent student members. The committee is supported by a secretary from the Department of Educational Strategy and Quality Assurance of the Central University Office.

Duties

The committee has three main duties. Firstly, it advises the Board of the University on educational matters within the RUG, both on request and independently. For this, the Board of the University invites the committee at an early stage to join them in considering important (new) issues in educational policy. Secondly, the committee plays a role in the monitoring and evaluation of policies. A part of this is also the encouragement of the sharing of best practices. Thirdly, the committee monitors the quality of education through providing support in the PDCA-cycle, for example by advising the Board of the University on matters regarding the self-analysis reports (such as Critical Reflections and Education Monitors) that programmes compile for the QANU assessment visitations, as part of the preparation process for NVAO accreditations.

The UCO regulations are available online.

Current Members

Name On behalf of / Role Email

Dr. ir. C.J.G. (Gerco) Onderwater 

Science and Engineering / Chair

c.j.g.onderwater rug.nl

Drs. M.M. (Marieke) Blaauw  University of Groningen Honours College marieke.blaauw rug.nl
Dr. A.M. (Anke) van Trigt  Faculty of Medical Sciences a.m.van.trigt umcg.nl
Dr. E.K. (Erin) Wilson  Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies e.k.wilson rug.nl
Dr. P.P.M (Peter) Smid  Economie en Bedrijfskunde p.p.m.smid rug.nl
Dr. H. (Hilde) Steenbergen 

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences

h.steenbergen rug.nl

Drs. F. (Femke) Hemelaar 

Faculty of Philosophy

f.hemelaar rug.nl

Dr. B. (Bettina) van Hoven  University College Groningen b.van.hoven rug.nl
Mr. Dr. J.J. (Jaap) Dijkstra  Faculty of Law j.j.dijkstra rug.nl
Dr. ir. E.W. (Erik) Meijles Spatial Sciences e.w.meijles@rug.nl
Ir. C.T. (Chantal) Vrijhof  Campus Fryslân c.t.vrijhof rug.nl
Student members

Thomas Jansen

Student

Other

Christopher de Bruijn

Student, University Council

Dewi Koster

Student assessor of the Board of the University

SER
A. (Annita) Kobes Secretary a.kobes@rug.nl

R.C. (Rutger) Klein Nagelvoort 

Director Education and Students cluster

r.c.h.klein.nagelvoort rug.nl

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