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Professional Support Organisation

This section offers students an overview of the professional support organisation for the master program Sustainable Entrepreneurship of the Faculty Campus Fryslân.

The master program Sustainable Entrepreneurship is an accredited degree program and is chaired by the program director. The Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organization offers advice to the Minister of Education concerning the quality and performance of the master program.

The program director is responsible for the strategy, structure, organization, performance and quality of the master program. The program director reports to the Faculty Board in line with Faculty regulations. Professor Gjalt de Jong is the current program director of the master Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

A professional organization of the Faculty Campus Fryslân ensures the academic quality and organization of the master program and safeguards the alignment with the NVAO accreditation criteria. The quality and organization of the master program is professionally supported by (i) the reception and internal services desk, (ii) the secretary office, (iii) the finance department, (iv) the communication and marketing department (including international recruitment) and (iv) the education and student support department (including student councilors and stakeholders relationship management).

The master program is supported by three committees that monitor the quality and performance of the master program: the program committee, the examination board and the admissions board.

The tasks of the program committee include (i) offering advice to the Faculty Board and the program director concerning all teaching matters, (ii) offering advice on the program’s Teaching and Examination Regulations, and (iii) assessing the implementation of the program’s Teaching and Examination Regulations. The members of the program committee are appointed annually by the Faculty Board. The size of the program committee is specified in the Faculty Regulations is composed by program teaching staff employees (appointed for two academic years) and by master students (appointed for one academic year).

The presidium of the program committee consists of a chair (staff member) and a vice-chair (student member). The program committee meets four times annually and uses the results from the student course survey and evaluation as input for their meetings. The chair of the program committee meets with the program director four times annually to discuss and review the advice and recommendations given by the program committee. The program director supervises the design and implementation of educational improvement plans following the recommendations and outcomes of the student course evaluations.

The examination board reviews the quality of courses examinations and course product assessments of the master program. It reviews the assessment and process of the course and program learning outcomes. The examination board transfers its examination responsibilities to qualified teaching staff members. The examination board has the authority to decide on differentiate from the annual Teaching and Examination Regulations. All structural and incidental changes in the master teaching program needs approval from the examination board. The examination board reviews and makes assessments of reported cases of fraud and plagiarism.

The tasks of the examination board include (i) the assessment of whether or not students have achieved the learning outcomes of the master program, (ii) designing and implementing an assessment policy ensuring the quality of examinations, (iii) making decisions in case of fraud, (iv) offering exemptions to students for examinations, (v) appoint examiners to design and implement set examinations and to determine the examination results, (vi) sign the master degree diploma, (vii) inform and advice the Faculty Board, and (viii) determine Teaching and Examination Regulations. The examination board meets on a monthly basis reviewing student requests and reviewing the assessment quality of the master program.

The task of the admissions board is to admit applying students to the master program matching the student’s degrees and motivation with the master program admission criteria. The master program admission criteria and process derive from the program mission and vision and the program’s content and learning outcomes. The admission board directly reports to the Faculty Board. The admission board meets every two weeks and is chaired by the program director and consists of a teaching staff member and of the student marketing and recruitment officer.

Last modified:22 April 2020 2.18 p.m.