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Senior Teaching Qualification

Twice a year, faculty boards nominate qualified teachers to partake in the Senior Teaching Qualification programme (STQ) of the University of Groningen. The STQ programme is intended for experienced teachers who 1) have the ambition to lead educational improvement projects in their faculty/department/programme and 2) stand out due to their commitment and dedication to high-quality education. In April 2023, the University of Groningen will start with a new run of the UG-wide STQ-programme.

Who can join?

To be eligible for participation in the programme, teachers need to have an appointment of 0,4 fte or more and have taught at university level for at least 4 years, after obtaining the UTQ. Furthermore, the implementation of an improvement project is an important part of the Senior Teaching Qualification. Participants must have (or be given) responsibility for an improvement project that takes place at programme level that is in line with the strategy of the UG or faculty/program.

The STQ programme

The programme is characterized by content-related meetings on strategic education-related themes. These full-day sessions involve interaction with experts (both external as well as within the UG) and peer feedback sessions on participants’ own improvement projects.

After completing the STQ-programme

Upon completion of the STQ programme, the STQ candidate:

  • is expected to possess the four quality requirements for Senior Teaching Qualification of the University of Groningen (in the subsequent information section);
  • will have successfully implemented an educational improvement project (innovation plan implemented);
  • will have developed a network of colleagues within the RUG who deal with the same roles and themes.

Information STQ programme

Dates

Start Spring 2023 (tentative):

April 25, June 1, July 13, September 21, November 2, December 14, February 1 2024, May 2024 (mini symposium)

Price

Costs will be charged to the faculty board.

Target group

Experienced teachers who have the ambition to lead educational improvement projects in their faculty/department/programme and stand out due to their commitment and dedication to high-quality education An STQ candidate contributes to policy regarding the faculty, the curriculum and the field of study, and promotes coherence and coordination in the implementation of teaching.

Entry requirements

An appointment of 0,4 fte or more and have taught at university level for at least 4 years, after obtaining the UTQ . Before attending the STQ programme, there will be an intake interview with the STQ candidate. The purpose of this interview is to inform the candidate about the STQ programme, to discuss their ideas for the improvement project, and to clarify mutual expectations.

Time investment

Participants are expected to be able to invest sufficient time in both the STQ on-site workshop days as well as the project to be contributed.90 hours (programme: 40 hours; peer feedback sessions: 15 hours; preparation: 35 hours). This does not include the time spent working on the STQ improvement project. Participating in all meetings is mandatory.

Number of participants

Max 14 participants.

Main language

English

Certificate

Participants will be awarded a STQ certificate upon positive assessment of their STQ portfolio and a final presentation about their project during a symposium.

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