The Humanities Teaching Training Trajectory consists of 8 meetings. A different theme is central to every meeting. The participants prepare for the meetings through reading relevant literature and maing assignments. The educational products that the participants will develop for these meetings are part of their BKO portfolio. Experienced teachers, the meta-teachers, from the Faculty of Humanities supervise the meetings.
Frank Brandsma teaches Comparative Literature (Middle Ages) in the TLC department and is associate professor. He co-ordinates the BA-programme Literatuurwetenschap, and chairs the Examination Committee of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He has co-ordinated the TCS programme for two years. With regard to the BKO and Academic Teaching in general, he has been Teacher of the Year for TCS in 2013, has organised workshops for young scholars working on their BKO-portfolio, and has been tutoraat fellow from 2013 to 2015. He has taught and is now teaching an international course on the King Arthur legend, this year in Utrecht and Reykjavik. His research focuses on narrative techniques in Arthurian romance around 1200, especially on interlace and the presentation of emotions.
Vincent Crone is associate professor of media and culture studies and the initiator and project leader of Faculty Teaching Trajectory. Since 2015 he is the director of education in the department of MCW and has been teaching about the relationship between media, culture and society since 2001. He has completed several training programs on education within the UU, and was Teaching Fellow at the Center of Excellence in University Teaching from 2014 to 2016. In addition, he is a member of the Educate-IT program committee and is involved in various innovative educational programs within the faculty and university.
Lorena De Vita is an Assistant Professor in the History of International Relations at Utrecht University and co-coordinator of the MA in International Relations in Historical Perspective. An award-winning teacher and researcher, in her research she focuses on the international history of the Cold War, on the international politics of the Arab/Israeli conflict, and on post-1945 European history. Dr. De Vita held Research Fellowships at the Friedrich-Schiller-University (DAAD), at the Memorial House of the Wannsee-Conference, Berlin (Joseph Wulf Fellowship) and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Foreign Ministry Postdoctoral Fellowship). Her publications featured in both academic outlets, such as Cold War History and International Affairs, and popular media, such as The Washington Post.
Rianne van Lambalgen works as a lecturer for the bachelors Liberal Arts and Sciences and Artificial Intelligence. She obtained her PhD in 2012 in the field of Artificial Intelligence and also obtained an MA in Higher and Professional Education at University College London in 2017. From 2003 she has taught in different higher education institutions. At Utrecht University, Rianne is involved in teaching, coordinaing and developing inerdisciplinary education, where she emphasized the importance of stimulating self-regulation in students. In addition, she is involved in different projects related to education policy, such as selection and admission in the bachelor Artificial Intelligence and the university-wide project related to strengthen interdisciplinary education within the optional course profile.