You may already have been working with us. Perhaps on getting your UTQ, or in creating educational video’s or getting tips on how to make your lessons more activating for students. We would like to invite you to share your experiences. Please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Marloes Postel
"I participated in the training ‘21st century education: microlecture’, offered by the CELT. After the training the aim was to actually record a microlecture. During the preparation phase and the recording I was well supported by the CELT employee. She gave me very useful feedback on the content of my microlecture and suggestions to improve my presentation skills. It was a very instructive course and experience and I'm sure I will record more microlectures in close cooperation with CELT to use in my education. I have also recommended my colleagues to make greater use of the possibilities of CELT."
UTQ participating Assistant Professor:
"CELT helped me, as a starting teacher, to become familiar with testing and assessment. Of course, you have exams yourself, but I didn’t really know much about systematically developing a proper exam, let alone a testing matrix or assessment plan. CELT gave me insight in the ‘theory’ behind testing and assessment, but also in all the practicalities around examination. Thanks for your professional support!"
“UTQ has given me more insight into the way in which I teach. This critical self-analysis is what I consider to be the most useful aspect of obtaining my BKO certificate.
When I heard about UTQ I was not the first person to sign up. With two demanding jobs this trajectory was the last thing on my mind. In retrospect I am very happy I did it, because participating in the UTQ trajectory doesn’t have to cost you a lot of time, certainly if you are an experienced teacher. I had completed my portfolio within a month. Besides, it isn’t difficult. Roughly, it consists of three parts. First, collecting (existing) evidence, such as course material, handouts and subject evaluations, then collecting (critical) feedback and lastly self-analysis.
Participating in a UTQ trajectory forces you to clearly put on paper everything you do in the area of teaching and to have a critical look at yourself. I enjoyed receiving feedback from colleagues and students and the self-analysis was certainly a most interesting exercise.
I formulated the UTQ myself, but there are various options for doing this in a group and/or within the context of educational reform. I consider it a good thing if everyone were to obtain his or her BKO. We should always endeavour to continue to improve our teaching. Taking a close look at your own activities is important in this context. It gives you fresh ideas: a new perspective on teaching.”