Training electives (Senior) University Teaching Qualification
Elective courses (additional training) can be followed in the (Senior) University Teaching Qualification programmes. Most elective courses are open to all UU lecturers. In order to develop towards your basic or senior teaching qualification, it is important to apply what you have learned in the elective courses to your teaching practice and to reflect on the knowledge and skills you have acquired.
One-off activities & independently undertaken
Below is an overview of various types of activities that fit into a (Senior) University Teaching Qualification trajectory as elective components. Lecturers can follow such activities or initiate and organise them themselves. The list is not endless: lecturers can consult with their tutor and suggest other activities.
|Webinars and workshops
There are regular workshops and webinars on, for example, peer feedback, interactive teaching, intercultural competences or inclusion. Some focus on peer interaction between teachers, others provide (educational) tools for teaching. The sessions are accessible here.
|Teaching and Learning Inspiration Days
During the Teaching and Learning Inspiration Days, teachers can take part in interesting workshops and inspiration sessions, focused on their development. Read more about it here.
Every year in March, the OnderwijsFestival takes place: the UU education conference with a relevant theme. Read more about it here.
|Utrecht Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference
The U-SoTL conference takes place annually. Here, lecturers learn how they can systematically analyse and improve their own teaching. Teachers also share posters of completed educational research here. Read more about this here.
|Special Interest Groups
SIGs are groups of teachers interested in the same theme, for example 'motivation', 'entrepreneurship education' or 'co-creation'. View all SIGs and their meetings here.
|Online development offer
Following an online module on elements of giving or designing university education can be a supplement to the training followed for the (Senior) University Teaching Qualification trajectory. An overview of online modules for UU lecturers can be found here. There are, for example, modules about online assessments, the use of knowledge clips, challenge-based learning, and redesigning teaching to enhance learning.
|Exchange and collaboration outside the UU
Teacher mobility offers the opportunity to find inspiration elsewhere, to increase one's own knowledge, to share experiences and to network. See various opportunities for exchange and cooperation across university borders, for example the Erasmus+ teaching mobility programme.
Short development paths
Various short development paths are extremely relevant to (Senior) University Teaching Qualification lecturers.
In the field of teaching:
- Interdisciplinary Teaching Programme
- Modular Programme in Didactics for Continuing Education
- Honours Teaching Programme
- Peer Observation Scheme for Lecturers
- Teaching in the International Classroom
- Didactics for Teaching in English
- English Pronunciation (for Lecturers)
- Video coaching as a means of reflection on your own teaching
In the area of guiding students (tutoring and academic skills):
- Coachingsvaardigheden voor docenten (in dutch)
- Performance assessment: beoordelen van vaardigheden en competenties (in dutch)
In the field of education design, quality assurance and education research:
- Leergang voor examencommissies: borging toetskwaliteit en eindniveau (in dutch)
- Systematisch evidence-based onderwijsontwerp (in dutch)
Also take a look at the offer for lecturers on the intranet, in the UU Development Guide.