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J.E. (Jennifer) Schijf, MSc

Policy Adviser Dean Faculty of Arts | PhD-student


Policy Advisor Dean Faculty of Arts

Within the Faculty of Arts, I work as advisor/secretary to the dean. My work focuses on advising on national policy issues related to the humanities discipline.

I am secretary of the Disciplineoverleg Letteren en Geesteswetenschappen (Discipline Consultation Committee for the Arts and Humanities, DLG), which consists of the deans of all Faculties of Arts and Humanities in the Netherlands. I coordinate the national implementation of the Sectorplan Geesteswetenschappen (Humanities Sector Plan), administrative processes around the 16 national research schools and coordination with relevant discussion partners, for example the SSH Council, Ministry of Education and NWO (Dutch Research Council).

PhD-student research group Higher Education (FBSS)

Title: Interdisciplinary Understanding in Higher Education

In recent years, higher education institutes have developed more and more interdisciplinary education programmes (in the Dutch context). These programmes aim, among other things, to teach students interdisciplinary understanding, translated into knowledge and skills that make it possible to cross disciplinary borders and contribute to complex solving. 

In this PhD trajectory, we investigate the acquisition of interdisciplinary understanding by Bachelor's students who follow an interdisciplinary honours programme. We develop an instrument that measures interdisciplinary understanding, investigate which students participate in interdisciplinary education and their propensity for interdisciplinary understanding, examine what the interdisciplinary learning process looks like according to students and teachers and measure the extent to which students aquire interdisciplinary understanding over the period of a 3-year education programme. 

The research is conducted within the context of the Honours College of the University of Groningen and among high-achieving students who choose not to follow an interdisciplinary honours programme (control group).

Promotores: dr. E.P.W.A. Jansen & prof.dr. M.P.C. van der Werf

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Secretary Disciplineoverleg Letteren en Geesteswetenschappen:
Mobile phone UG: +31 6 15 43 86 95
Last modified:01 March 2024 1.41 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands
Grote Kruisstraat 2/1
9712 TS Groningen
The Netherlands