See Quality Agreements 2019-2024

Impression of themes on which WSV funds are spent

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  • Student Mobility Center

    Within the Mobility Center at Faculty BMS, an internship coordinator was recently appointed. The task of the internship coordinator can be summarized as: Offering coordinating support with regards to proceedings accommodating internships or graduation assignments at companies. To be more concrete, the support will focus on:

    • Pro-active support and guidance with regards to internship contracts
    • To support and enhance the usage of Mobility Online
    • Offering support regarding practical matters for students, gathered in an internship portal
    • Extra attention for international students
    • Strengthening ties with BMS alumni (for several reasons, but also to find interesting internship opportunities for both students and alumni)

    Through this support, the goal is to lower any possible thresholds so that even more students want to take on an internship or a graduation assignment at a company. Also, programme and teaching staff can be eased of workload in the internship process that is merely administrative or procedural of nature, enabling them to focus more on student guidance.

    For question or comments you are most welcome to send an e-mail to internshipcoordinator-bms@utwente.nl.

     

    With kind regards, Leonie ten Have

  • BMS Teaching Academy

    More information about the purpose and the initiatives of the BMS Teaching Academy can be found here.

  • SDG (Sustainable Development Goals)

    More information about the target and the initiatives of the BMS faculty regarding the SDG's can be found here.

  • BMS lab

    The BMS lab helps and supports research with:

    -Creating the right research design
    -The optimal use of its equipment and facilities
    -Development support
    -Finding the right space and equipment
    -Acquiring funding and writing research proposals
    -Technical aspects of research and design
    -Data storage, management and security
    -Tech support for research at the lab

    See here for more information about (the developments of) the BMS lab.

    Specifically, the BMS lab has devoted WSV funds to the (further) development of a serious game in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. Here, students learn responsible entrepreneurship through an online simulation.
    WSV money has also been invested in the mobile measuring center/lab; the ExperiVan

  • WSV Innovation projects

    Every calendar year, up to and including 2024, a budget is released from the Wet Studievoorschotmiddelen (WSV). A part of that money is reserved for innovation projects, initiated by teachers and programme directors of BMS. Input from and co-creation with students is very much appreciated.

    The examples of innovation projects, given in the infographic:

    • Skills toolbox

      Currently skills teaching is organized by each programme individually, while many of these skills are relevant for multiple disciplines, e.g. professional behaviour, personal development, mentoring, and the like. The goals of this project are to a) combine best practices and b) develop a number of new tools.

    • Optimal feedback to students

      See this page for an explaning video of this project. 

    • Enhanced learning by digitalization

      See this page for the description of this project. 

    • Optimal groupwork

      Group work is in essential part of our bachelor modules but also fulfils a key role in our master courses. Since group work usually counts towards a substantial part of the grade, some students indicate that their extra efforts in group work are not acknowledged, while on the other side of the spectrum some students barely contribute but still pass. To improve the learning experience in group work, the following questions will be addressed in this project:

      -What are fair ways to differentiate individual grades in group work? 
      -What are effective ways to prevent free riding in group work?
      -What are effective ways to facilitate peer feedback within and between groups?

    • Challenge-based learning

      A new minor is being developped around the theme Challenge-based learning, effective from September 2022. At the kick-off of the BMS Teaching Academy on March 29th 2021, Raymond Loohuis gave a presentation about his Challenge Based Learning project, to be seen here
      Here you can find more information about the principle of Challenge-based learning. 

    • Internships

      Background
      Several BMS programmes offer currently internship possibilities. Various requests have been made to expand the internship possibilities and internship support to other domains within BMS. The connection between the programmes and institutions/businesses can be improved. Additionally, company & institutional assignments that have limited potential for academic research could be better facilitated. This includes support before engaging in internships, during their execution, and after-care, which could be improved. Finally, students also execute final thesis projects at companies, but this could be better facilitated and potentially recognized more (e.g. on the diploma supplement).

      Project Aim & Setup
      To assess possible solutions to facilitate internships more, we propose a study to map potentials and possible actions regarding BMS-wide internship support. Based on the work of Leonie ten Have, a report already exists explicating the ideas of the BMS staff engaging already in the supervision of such internships regarding how to approach some of the aforementioned challenges. Yet information regarding possible existing solutions and approaches outside the BMS faculty have not been mapped. As a consequence, the primary goal of this project is to benchmark other faculties and universities for their approaches and support towards internships.

      Primary goal: Benchmark best practices within and outside the BMS faculty with respect to internship organization

    • Serious game for minor

      See this page for a description of this project. 

    • Exchange & double degrees

      Living in another country can be a very rewarding experience. Being introduced to new people, other cultures and languages will broaden horizons, both academically and personally. Also, study abroad will positively contribute to students’ current and future positions in this rapidly globalizing world. Exchange and Double Degree Programmes are both great opportunities for students to spend part of their studies abroad.

      In this project we focus on:

      ·       Increasing the number of places at good quality universities and exploring other opportunities, such as Collaborative Online International Learning.

      ·       Improving the quality of exchange: how to get more valid out of incoming and outgoing exchange and how improve the experience for incoming and outgoing students?

      ·       Best practice documents for creating Double Degree Programmes, creating a process and procedure for a joint thesis projects and a plan for teaching staff exchange with a Double Degree programmes.