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Senior Teaching Qualification

In April 2019, the University of Groningen will start with a new edition of the University-wide Senior Teaching Qualification programme (STQ). University teachers with ‘cross-curricular’ responsibility for educational innovation and coordination are invited to participate. The STQ aims to inspire participants in getting started with educational innovation.

The programme is characterized by content-related meetings on strategic education-related themes. Furthermore, the programme involves interaction with experts within the UG and elsewhere and peer feedback sessions on participants’ own improvement projects.

On completion of the STQ programme, participants possess the four quality requirements for Senior Teaching Qualification of the University of Groningen:

  1. Development of a vision on teaching
  2. Innovation in teaching
  3. Testing, evaluation and quality assurance
  4. Curriculum coordination and coaching

The Staff Development section of the Educational Support and Innovation department organizes the content-related meetings and provides support with the improvement project and STQ portfolio. For all the meetings of the STQ programme experts from the University and external experts are invited to provide workshops related to themes such as change management, curriculum development, assessment at programme level and educational efficiency. Executing an improvement project and peer consultancy will also be important elements of the program.

Information STQ programme


Start Spring 2022

Price Costs will be charged to the faculty board.
Target group

University teachers with ‘cross-curricular’ responsibility for educational innovation and coordination in international programmes who are nominated by the faculty board. 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. An STQ candidate holds a UTQ certificate and has a PhD. Before attending the STQ programme there will be an intake interview with the STQ candidate. The purpose of this interview is to inform you about the STQ programme, to discuss your experience and learning goals, and to clarify mutual expectations.

Time investment 90 hours (programme: 40 hours; peer feedback sessions: 15 hours; preparation: 35 hours). This does not include the time spent working on the STQimprovement project.
Number of participants Max. 14 participants.
Certificate You will be awarded a STQ certificate upon positive assessment of your STQ portfolio and a final interview by the University of Groningen UTQ-STQ Committee.
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