Within the Centre for Academic Teaching and Learning, Marit is the policymaker/project leader of Educational Scholarship. In this capacity she coordinates activities that contribute to an academic approach to education, including:

- Coordinator of the Higher Education Research focus area: HER meetings and HER grants.
- Organiser of the annual Utrecht Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference.
- Secretary of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning grants. 

In addition, Marit is a historian and she used to be a history teacher in secondary school.