Current PhD projects

Katharina Lemmens-Krug

The Effects of Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs) on the steering capacity of university leaders

The aim of this PhD project is to understand how and under what conditions Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning contribute to the steering capacity of university leaders in the area of teaching and learning. The PhD is part of the CETLFUNK project (2014-2018, project leader Dipl. Soz.-Wiss. Andrea Kottmann) which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. This qualitative case study involves eight universities in Germany (RWTH Aachen, University of Münster, University of Duisburg-Essen), the Netherlands (University of Groningen), the UK (University of Portsmouth, University of Bath) and Norway (Norwegian Academy of Music; BioCEED collaboration of University of Bergen, University of Svalbard and Institute of Marine Research). Data is collected through semi-structured interviews. The PhD research uses a theoretical framework rooted in organisational sociology and organisational development.

Promotor: Prof.dr. René Torenvlied – (Department of Public Administration – University of Twente)

Supervisor: Dr. Don F. Westerheijden – (CHEPS – University of Twente)