Educational Resource Pool

The Educational Resources Pool (Educatieve Middelen Pool, EMP) was established by the Executive Board of Utrecht University and encourages faculty initiatives aimed at quality improvement and innovation in education. The EMP provides support with regard to a single course, a study component, method or instrument as well as a complete curriculum, educational organization or quality assurance.

Yearly, each faculty receives educational support based on its number of students. Ten percent of the available hours per faculty are reserved for professional consultation for academic staff

Transition to new EMP-providers

Since the academic year 2018-2019, for 10% of the EMP-hours all faculties can choose besides the usual Educational Consultancy & Professional Development Department of the Faculty of Social Sciences, of three new EMP-providers: The Centre for Research and Development of Education, the Freudenthal Institute and USG consultancy.This percentage will rise yearly, to 30% in 2019-2020, until it reaches 100% in 2022-2023. To be clear, faculties can still opt for the Educational Consultancy & Professional Development Department within this free space of EMP-hours.

Utrecht Educational Incentive Fund and Educational Resources Pool

EMP-hours are due to be supportive to university or faculty projects of the Utrecht Educational Incentive Fund, with a minimum of 100 EMP-hours per project. These projects focus on educational issues related to the Strategic Plan of Utrecht University.  Each year, three specific themes are defined by the Board of the Centre for Academic Teaching, to which projects have to be related.

Allocation of EMP-hours

The allocation of the EMP-hours to specific projects is integrated in the procedure of the Utrecht Educational Incentive Fund (to be found on the intranet, login with solis-id).

More information

For more information, please contact the EMP contact person of your faculty. An overview of all projects can be found here (2018-2019) and here (2019-2020). 

Contact person EMP

dr. Ada Kool
T  06 45 630 081