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1. University of Twente

Title: Title: Quality assurance and accreditation of Joint Education Programs

Presenter(s): Emile Dopheide & Tom Loran

Summary: All joint programmes were evaluated as part of the process leading up to re-accreditation and the publication of the critical self-study. The protocol for internal quality assurance of joint programmes was elaborated in more detail and a set of guidelines were adopted for the development and implementation of programmes. These were assessed during the visitation and approved by the Programme Committee and the Board of Examiners.

2. Free University of Brussels

Title: From vision to roadmap - reflection on practice (FULL)

Presenter(s): Dr Jacqueline Couder

Summary: As a result of globalization and the issues the world is currently facing, university networks rather than individual universities are becoming the instrument through which the academic functions are performed. Privileged partnerships are vital in such international networks. Internationalization KPIs enable working in quantitatively/qualitatively demonstrable ways and help to develop strategically relevant tools to achieve target values. In the case of the Free University of Brussels, the KPI related to curriculum internationalization posed a risk, and a remedial process was developed in response. Examples of the above-mentioned developments will be discussed.

3. University of Groningen

Title: How to develop and implement an international classroom, the RUG example (FULL)

Presenter(s): Franka van den Hende

Summary: This workshop will present a recently developed institutional conceptual framework of International Classroom, based on international research and 3 local pilot case studies of good practice. After a short explanation of how and why this framework was developed (in the context of a university-wide project), the workshop will tell the stories of the 3 pilot case studies in different disciplines (Health, Spatial Sciences and Mathematics and Natural Sciences), illustrated with quotes from teachers, students, management, support staff and alumni. Next, both the case-specific and more generic results will be presented and compared with international research and critical discussion. The workshop leader will then explain how the generic results have been developed into this IC framework. There will be ample attention for the relevance of context and enablers and disablers. The workshop will also provide plenty of opportunity to discuss “why” and “how” questions and understandings of specific concepts. The main question in this discussion will be the understanding of the framework and how it could possibly be used/developed in the participants’ institution/context.

4. University College Ghent

Title: Cultural symbolism and rites of passage as a stepping stone to more tolerance

Presenter(s): Christian Van Kerckhove

Summary: The ‘Cultural symbolism and rites of passage as a stepping stone to more tolerance’ workshop contributes to the creation of tools for educators and social workers to create a more harmonious society by drawing attention to the value of both the diversity of and the similarities between different people and peoples. Rites of passage are a unique lever to stimulate mutual tolerance between people. Recognition and acknowledgment arise through referring to the universality of these rites of passage (birth, adolescence, marriage, death), while at the same time offering a possibility to share what is particular to our own identity

5. Stenden Leeuwarden

Title: Aligning Learning Outcomes & Assessing student progress

Presenter(s): Prue Nairn & Anja Brandsma-Dieters & Dymphi van der Hoeven

Summary: In 2015 the International Hospitality Management (IHM) programme of Stenden Hotel Management School in the Netherlands was the first programme in the country to be awarded European Certification in the area of Quality in Internationalisation (CeQuInt). This workshop focuses on sharing knowledge and a discussion concerning Standard 2 of the assessment criteria: International & Intercultural Learning.

6. HAN (Arnhem & Nijmegen)

Title: Global Citizenship. A perspective on internationalization at home

Presenter(s): Koen Dortmans & Remko Bosch

Summary: This case study will discuss the development of concrete learning activities as part of the professional development learning line, which aims to impart to students the skills they need to a) develop and communicate their own set of values in order to b) develop a professional identity that enables them to steer their careers in accordance with their own sets of values within an inherently global context.

7. Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen

Title: Professional development of lecturers: the ‘Advanced Qualification for Internationalisation’ (FULL)

Presenter(s): Marion Troia & Els van der Werf

Summary: This workshop will introduce participants to the ‘Advanced Qualification for Internationalisation’ (AQI), an innovative form of professional development for lecturers. AQI is not a course but rather an individual learning path based on ‘(action) workplace learning’. By completing six work-related assignments, participants in the AQI can demonstrate a wide range of competences relevant to the international learning and working environment as defined in the ‘International Competences Matrix’. An AQI pilot project is currently being conducted at Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen and AQI may be made available to other higher education institutes in the future as well.

8. The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Title: Wishes and needs of alumni and employers with regard to international competences for the internationalization of curricula

Presenter(s): Jos Walenkamp

Summary: This workshop will present the study, covering its context, methodology and findings. The latter will be studied in view of the participants’ experiences.

9. Maastricht University

Title: Innovation and internationalization: leave it to academia? (FULL)

Presenter(s): Herco Fonteijn

Summary: In this workshop, we would like to share information on several teacher-initiated internationalization projects (internationalization of the curriculum, Internationalization@home), including:

  • Virtual mobility as a means to build global citizenship

  • International undergraduate research collaboration

  • Assessing learning outcomes for student mobility

  • Tailor-made courses for exchange students (International Psychology)

  • Designing a joint degree Research Master’s programme with extended mobility windows

  • Measuring the international classroom
    The examples illustrate how internationalization is embedded in the psychology programmes at Maastricht University, and how internationalization goals are translated into specific learning outcomes

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